4 black; 4 white and a ground coming from Ceiling Receptacle.


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Old 07-25-20, 01:51 PM
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4 black; 4 white and a ground coming from Ceiling Receptacle.

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Hey guys, I had an issue with a fan in a bedroom which would not operate from the wall switch. The fan would only op with the pull-chains.

I’ve pulled the fan down, and what I see are 4w and 4b wires coming from the box. There are two cables on one side, and two on the other. I’ve located the single “hot” black-wire. I have no idea how to identify the switch loop. The red taped wire is the “hot”. Please help.
 
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Old 07-25-20, 01:56 PM
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Any picture of how things were hooked up before you removed the fixture? How have you determined you have a switch loop?
 
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No pics

I sent a PM, but will reply on here now after I figured out how! Lol
 
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I see some wire nuts in the box. Tell us what wires are connected together.
 
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Old 07-25-20, 04:23 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I sent a PM, but will reply on here now after I figured out how! Lol
Not sure what this means as you have pictures posted.

I do see a problem there as grounds have been cut off at the jacket.
Take the fixture bar down as it is not for fan use and post another picture.
That is not a fan rated electrical box either.
I see some uneducated handyman work here.
 
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Old 07-25-20, 07:49 PM
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Alright, I will remove the plate and take more pics in the morning! As far as the wire nuts inside the box, it appears they called the “neutral” whites, however I’m unsure.

This “dilemma” was discovered when the former ceiling fan didn’t work. I thought the issue lied within the fan motor itself, until I cracked the fan open and found all of the internal electrical components melted within.

At this point, I’m just trying to make heads or tails out of what the heck is going on.

** disclaimer: my wife and I just purchased this home in June and are finding all kinds of wonderful DIY “home-hacks” gone wrong**
 
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Old 07-25-20, 08:33 PM
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No problem.... we'll help you out. It would be extremely advantageous if you had a test multimeter. A basic analog meter from one of the home improvement stores for $15-20 would be all you needed.
 
 

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