Ceiling Fan Electrical Wiring Configuration
I am replacing a ceiling fan. The old fan was controlled from a double switch at the wall with one switch for the fan and one for the light…
Electrical Question from Tom about Ceiling Fan Wiring
Background: Tom, a Homeowner from Springfield, MO.
[ad#block]Question: I am replacing a ceiling fan. The old fan was controlled from a double switch at the wall with one switch for the fan and one for the light. The wires at the ceiling box are black, white, red, and ground. The new fan has a remote control that controls the fan and light functions. The fans remote control module connects to the wiring at the ceiling and then black, white, and blue wires connect to the fan motor. There is a plastic plug connection on the other side of the fan for the light. For the power connection to the RC module, there is only a black, white, and ground, I connected the wires and capped the red one, i doesn’t work, I suspect that the wiring from the switch box has to be reconfigured in some way, can you help?
Thanks for your electrical question Tom.
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