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Old 08-21-2009, 10:24 PM   #1
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Ceiling fan missing ground wire


Picked up a ceiling fan tonight. Went to install it, and there's no ground wire on the fan, just white, black, and white/black striped. Did I just get a defective fan, or is there a way to install this without the ground?

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It may not need one, if it is double-insulated.

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Normally an electrical device comes with installation instructions, including a one line electrical diagram that would clearly show how to install the ground, if a ground is required (see previous post). If you do not have the installation manual, check on the internet, it may be available from the manufacturer. In some cases, there is a ground screw on the device to attach the ground wire to (that is how my dishwasher was wired).
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Thanks for the info guys. There are instructions, but they're fairly generic, so I wasn't sure how to read them for my specific fan. I had just panicked when I pulled the fan out and didn't see a ground. Reread the instructions and found the part that applied to my fan, and saw the instructions for the ground screw.

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