I recently bought a new ceiling fan to replace ol' droopy ears on the back porch. Of course, I was rushing when I uninstalled the old fan & didn't pay attention to how it was wired. I've put many a ceiling fan in over the years & didn't think twice.
So, I'm wiring in the new fan & notice the white wire has black tape on it. In my experience, this means it's the hot... There is no switch for this ceiling box, so I don't know why it would be that way.
I wired the ceiling fan : white on white, black/black-white on black, ground on ground. Flip the breaker, and nothing. Try white on black and black/back-white on white(with tape), nothing.
Multimeter is reading 120 from both white and black wires.
What is going on?