Ceiling Fan Wiring Connections
I am trying to replace a ceiling fan that the light and fan are on a separate switch, and the light can be turned off and on with either of the 2 separate switches…
Making the Right Connections for Ceiling Fan Wiring
Question: I am trying to replace a ceiling fan that the light and fan are on a separate switch, and the light can be turned off and on with either of the 2 separate switches.
Out of the electrical box in the ceiling I have 2 white, 2 black and the ground. The old ceiling fan had the green wire to the ground, the white to a white, another white to white, and the black to black, and a black to blue. I marked the black wire that goes to the blue so I know which black to use. My new fan has all the same wires, minus one white. I’m guessing I can connect BOTH white coming from the ceiling to the white from the fan, and then the rest the same way?
This electrical question came from: Monica, a Homeowner from Omaha, NE
Thanks for your electrical question Monica.
Yes Monica, the white neutral wire is most likely shared.
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