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How To Identify Ceiling Fan Wiring

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan and Light Fixture: Some ceiling fan electrical boxes have more than one set of electrical wires which may need to be identified in order to get the correct wiring configuration.

Identify The Ceiling Fan Wiring Configuration

Ceiling Fan Wiring: I have a ceiling fan and light in my bedroom. The fan stopped working but the light still worked.

This ceiling fan question came from: Jennifer, a Homeowner from New Iberia, LA

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your ceiling fan question Jennifer.

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan and Light Fixture

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a non-aluminum ladder and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and access to the ceiling fan.
Precaution: Identify the ceiling fan circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

Some ceiling fan electrical boxes have more than one set of electrical wires which may need to be identified in order to get the correct wiring configuration.

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