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Old 10-30-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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Ceiling Fan Wiring


Hi everyone. I'm installing a ceiling fan with light, that is replacing an existing ceiling fan with light. I need help with the wiring:
The fan has the following: BLACK=fan motor, BLUE=light, WHITE=neutral.
My wires from the ceiling box are BLACK, RED, WHITE, GROUND. I didnt label my ceiling wires because I'm not sure what they do. When the old fan/light was hooked up, the one switch in the room operated the light, and the fan operated completely independent of the switch. It was hooked up as BLACK-BLACK, WHITE-WHITE, BLUE-RED. The old fan has the BLACK labeleld as light.
I want the switch to control both fan and light. What are your suggestions on the connections?
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switch on wall for light/fan should have 2-black,2-white,1-red.the 2-wire black,white should be hot and neutral in at sw.red is wired to fan.black is for light.and white neutrals tie together in sw box.if you have a single sw box on wall you can get a double switch (one sw top,one sw bottom)for light and one for fan.or just wire nut red wire in sw box and fan box and just connect black to sw,then connect black and blue together with black from sw.then white to white and use pull chains to control fan and light.or get a remote unit.

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I updated my original post: my old fan actually has the black wire labelled as light. Does that change your answer?
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no.doesn't realy matter,red or black but black is usually light.
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So in the fan box im connecting
black (ceiling) to black and blue (fan, light)
white to white
Red to nothing

I can leave everything untouched in the light switch?
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...Red to nothing...
Wire it that way, and the wall switch won't do anything.

IF you want the wall switch to completely turn off both the fan and light, then connect both the black and blue leads to that red wire.

IF you want the wall switch to only operate the light, then red to blue, and black to black. The fan will operate independently with the pull-chain.

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