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Wiring Connections for a Pre-Wired Ceiling Fan

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Making Connections for a Pre-Wired Ceiling Fan
Electrical Question: I had an electrician install pre-wire for a ceiling fan. However, I am confused as to how to exactly wire a ceiling fan to it.

But, on the ceiling fan, I have the black wire for the motor, the blue wire for the lights, the white wire for the white wire that would connect to the house wiring and of course the green wire for ground. I am not sure how to exactly hook this up since this ceiling fan pre-wire is different than the rest of the house. I don’t want to hook it up wrong and fry the ceiling fan,and or cause a short.

This is how I have it wired now.

Would this or will this work?

Thank you so much!

Background: Jeff, a Homeowner from Longmont, CO

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Jeff.

How to Make Wiring Connections for a Pre-Wired Ceiling Fan

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