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How do I connect the wires for my ceiling fan? The old fan was connected to a ground, a neutral, a hot, and a fourth red wire that I presume is an additional hot.
Electrical Question from Dave about Ceiling Fan Wiring
[ad#block]Question: How do I connect the wires for my ceiling fan?
I’m replacing an old ceiling fan. The new fan calls for a ground wire, a neutral wire, and a hot wire. The old fan was connected to a ground, a neutral, a hot, and a fourth red wire that I presume is an additional hot. Neither the old nor the new fan has a light. My question is what do I do with the extra hot wire in the ceiling?
Background: Dave, a Homeowner from Madison Wisconsin.
Ceiling Fan Wiring
Thanks for your electrical question Dave. A red wire up in the ceiling fan junction box usually indicates that the wiring has been installed which provides separate switch for the light and a separate switch for the fan motor. If your ceiling fan does not have a light fixture, then simply cap off the red wire and attach the fan motor to the black wire.
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