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Connecting the Red Wire of a Ceiling Fan

How to Connect the Red Wire to a Ceiling Fan

How to Connect the Red Wire to a Ceiling Fan

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Last year I had my house prewired for a fan in my bedroom, all the wall switches are installed. Where do I connect the red wire from the ceiling (red,white,green,black) with the black, blue and white wires from the fan?

This electrical question came from: Samuel, a Handyman from Sacramento, Ca
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Samuel.

Connecting the Red Wire to the Ceiling Fan

Ceiling Fan Red Wire Connection

  • Samuel, the red wire from the ceiling fan fixture box is typically connected to the blue wire of the ceiling fan which is for the light fixture of the ceiling fan.
  • Typically the red wire is controlled by a separate wall switch.
  • Wiring diagrams for ceiling fans may be found using the links below.


Wiring Ceiling Fans

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One Response to “Connecting the Red Wire of a Ceiling Fan”
  1. Ibrahim says:

    I have a Hanabishi Orbit Fan, but my problem is when I was trying to clean it, I have removed the Wires inside the fan where the White, Yellow, Red,Green and black wires are present, I do not know where to put it because i forgot where i had removed them. PLS help me.

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