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How to Connect the Wires of a Ceiling Fan

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Connecting the Wires for a Ceiling Fan Made Easy: Wiring connections for a ceiling fan may seem overwhelming when wiring to a wall switch for the fan motor and the light fixture, but this should help you out.

Wiring Connections for a Ceiling Fan

Electrical Question: My ceiling fan and light quit all of a sudden. I looked at wiring and couldn’t see anything wrong. I guessed the fan was bad. I bought a new one and took the old one down. Went to install the new one but could not figure out the wiring:

This electrical wiring question came from: Dan.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Dan

Connecting the Wires for a Ceiling Fan Made Easy

Wiring connections for a ceiling fan may seem overwhelming when wiring to a wall switch for the fan motor and the light fixture, but this should help you out.

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2 Responses to “How to Connect the Wires of a Ceiling Fan”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Wendy,
    The wiring of the ceiling fan will depend on how many wall switches are used, and if so how the switches have been wired. Please see the detailed ceiling fan wiring diagrams found at the resources provided in this main article, I think they will assist you with wiring your ceiling fan.
    I hope this helps,

  2. Wendy says:

    I am replacing a fan in an old house. The new fan has a white, a black, a blue and a green ground. The wires that are coming out of the ceiling are a two white, a single black, and a black and white twisted together. I figured that the white went to white, the black went to black and the black/white went to blue? And then ground somewhere! I am lost help.