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Old 05-06-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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2 White, 1 Black, Ceiling Fan Wiring

Good morning, I am attempting to replace a ceiling fan in our master bedroom. The old ceiling fan has 2 switches on the wall. 1 for the light and 1 for the fan. I could have recreated how the old ceiling fan was wired into the ceiling except the previous owner used uncolored wires coming out of the ceiling fan.

In the ceiling box, there are 2 white wires and one black (3 wires in total) which run over to the switches in the wall. How can I connect the black, white, and blue from the ceiling fan so both switches on the wall function correctly?

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you


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Old 05-06-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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Identify the function of each of the wires in the ceiling box. We cannont go by color of the wire insulation.

Then use one of the two diagrams below as reference.

Ground wires not show for ease of drawing and the right diagram does not have a neutral at the switch location.
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