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Solving Ceiling Fan Wiring Problems

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Replace a Ceiling Fan and Reconnect the Electrical Wires

How to Replace a Ceiling Fan and Reconnect the Electrical Wires

Electrical Question: I was changing a ceiling fan.

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This electrical question came from: Jae, a Homeowner from Abbotsford, Canada.
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Additional Comments: Helpful thank you

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Jae.

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2 Responses to “Solving Ceiling Fan Wiring Problems”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Tim,
    The wiring in the ceiling box will need to be tested in order to identify their purpose and function. For example: The wiring may be used for feeding circuit power on to other areas, or they may be used for switching the circuit through a wall switch. Visual observation and then circuit testing is the only way to know for sure. Please see the additional information in the Ceiling Fan section which will described the various wiring methods for ceiling fans and lights.
    I hope this helps,

  2. Tim Brown says:

    I am changing out a ceiling fan and light (no manual). The ceiling box has three white wires, three black wires, one red wire and ground wires. The ceiling fan has one blue wire tagged light, one black wire tagged motor, one white wire tagged neutral. How should these be connected.