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Old 05-16-24, 09:04 AM
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I'm installing a new ceiling fan. when I took the old one down I coming from the ceiling 1 ground wire and 3 wires connected together, all the wires from the fan(white blue and black) where connected to the 3 wires. this doesn't seem right, if it is how do I connect the neutral wire from the fan
 
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Old 05-16-24, 09:18 AM
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We need to know how many and the color of each conductor and what they are connected to. It would help if you can post a clear picture of the wiring so we can see what is connected to what.

It is common for three grounds (bare copper) to be connected together with a green wire nut that has one bare copper ground coming from the nut's center.

Neutral (white) should never be connected to hot (black) so that is a red flag. The fan's two hot conductors (blue and black) can be connected together if you do not have separate wall switches for the fan and light.
 
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A picture of the wiring at the switch is also sometimes helpful.
 
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You have red, black and white coming out from the ceiling.
That would mean you have two switches controlling the fan,
Typically red is the light, black is the fan and white is neutral.

We don't include grounds in discussion but they must all be connected together.

If the new fan uses a wireless remote control..... the wiring at the ceiling will change.
You need to choose.... wall switches or wireless control.... not both.
 
 

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