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Help with Ceiling Fan Wiring

How to Install and Make the Electrical Wiring Connections for Ceiling Fans and Switches

How to Wire Ceiling Fans

Question: I am installing a Ceiling Fan. There are 4 wires coming out from ceiling but there are only 3 wires with the fan/light fixture. There are 2 different switches on the wall. one for the fan and the other for the light.
I do not know which wire goes with what.

This electrical question came from: Lisa, a Homeowner from Vandalia, Ohio.

Dave’s Reply:

Thanks for your electrical question Lisa.

How to Install and Wire Ceiling Fans

How to Install and Make the Electrical Wiring Connections for Ceiling Fans and Switches

  1. See the ceiling fan wiring and installation in home electrical wiring – part 2.
  2. The approved ceiling fan box is installed.
  3. The wires are connected.

How to Install Ceiling Fans and Wiring

  1. Step-by-step pictures.
  2. Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide.
  3. Light and fan switch variations.

Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagrams

How to Wire Ceiling Fans
How to Install and Wire Ceiling Fans

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