Wiring quandary

Old 04-16-20, 09:02 PM
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Wiring quandary

Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

I have wired a few ceiling fans and light fixtures in my house, but when i got to my bedroom today i came across something new.

The wiring has 3 sets of wires poking out ( 3 black, 3 white and 3 grounds). 1 set is always hot and the light switch has no effect.

The old fan was an older model with the fan always "hot" and turned on and off by a string. The light on the ceiling fan was controlled by a light switch. This new model has a remote to control everything. I would like to wire it in a manner that the light switch shuts down/turns on everything.

Any help would be appreciated.
Old 04-16-20, 09:44 PM
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your three sets of wires are
1. power in.
2. power out to another part of the circuit.
3. light switch.

You have figured #1. Now you need to figure 2 and 3.

When you figure it out
connect blacks from 1 and 2 and white from 3.
Connect whites from 1 and 2 and fan remote.
Connect black from 3 to black from fan remote.
Old 04-18-20, 09:21 AM
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Hi, I would hook the new fan receiver to the conductors that the light is connected to now, if you havenít broken any splices yet. Post a pic of what you have there.

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