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Connection for the Blue Ceiling Fan Wire

Where to Connect the Blue Wire of a Ceiling Fan – The blue wire is for the ceiling fan light fixture, Here is the Wiring connections for this scenario

Wiring Connections for the Ceiling Fan Blue Wire

Electrical Question: My ceiling fan has a black, blue, green, and white wires but only a white and a black wire coming from the ceiling.

This electrical wiring question came from: Greg , a Homeowner from Sarasota, Florida.

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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Greg.

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  1. Blake says:

    I’m replacing a light fixture with a ceiling fan on a two-way switch. I taped the wires with different colors to keep the same connection. I have now disconnected and capped the blue wire as I don not have a light on my celing fan. However when I turned the power back on it tripped the breaker. I have black (direct) to the brown ceiling wire and white from fan to white in the box. However, there is one more wire in the box, which was wired together with two black and one white and so I reconnected and the breaker still trips. Maybe my retro brace bracket pinched the wires? Just not sure why they have three wires coming into the box.

    How do I wire this fan to work?

    Blake

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Blake,
      Because the circuit is tripping, the wiring in the ceiling box including the wiring to the wall switches will need to be tested and identified to clearly understand the wiring connections to the ceiling fan. Keep in mind that the wires used for the switching process may make use of the available wires of the cable set between the fixture and the wall switch.
      I hope this helps,
      Dave

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