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Old 06-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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wiring from ceiling help

Trying to hang a fan with a light. Both will be controlled by the same switch. The problem is, the switch isn't controlling the fan or the light. Coming out of the ceiling are a ground, two black wires and one white wire bundled together, and two white wires bundled together. I connect the blue and black wires from the fan to the 2 black and 1 white bundle from the ceiling and the one white wire from the fan to the two white wire bundle from the ceiling. THe fan operates, but the wall switch has no control over it. Can someone please explain what is going on and how to fix it?



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Old 06-16-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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Should be a 3rd black by itself (from the same cable as the white with 2 blacks), this is your switched wire.

The receptacle shown could be any unswitched device/box


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