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kjueckstock

11:30AM | 11/12/05
Member Since: 02/25/05
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I am trying to wire a Harbor Breeze cieling fan. I have (2)white wires and (2)black wires coming out of the ceiling and one of the white wires is ALWAYS hot, even if I turn off the wall switch. I have a blue light fixture wire, a green ground wire, a black wire and a white wire coming out of the ceiling fan. I just want to be able to turn the light on and off with the wall switch and control the fan with the chain.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

kurt

tiddrma

12:34PM | 11/12/05
Member Since: 07/02/04
21 lifetime posts
What you MIGHT have is ...

One pair of wires (white and black) is from the breaker panel.

The other pair goes to the switch.

I expect you have a meter as you know one wire is always hot so it should be easy to check...

Turn off the power at the breaker box then..

Set you meter to continuity and connect it to the black wire that did NOT have power on it. Turn on the switch that you think controls the fixture. Connect the other meter lead to one of the white wires and see if you have continuity, if not try the other white wire.

If you have continuity, turn off the switch and check that it goes away (also check the switch to be sure it has not been wired around / disabled ). Label these two wires something like 'to switch' so next time you will remember what is what.

If the check above works then what you want to do should be easy.

1) Connect the black wire that HAD power on it to the white wire that goes to the switch AND to the black wire from the fan.

2) Connect the white wire that goes to the switch to the blue light wire from the fan.

3) Connect the last white wire to the white wire from the fan.

Having the wires like you have them is nice as it would be easy to install a fan remote control later.

Good luck.

tiddrma

12:46PM | 11/12/05
Member Since: 07/02/04
21 lifetime posts
I see that you said you had power on the white wire ....

First ... nomally the black wire is hot so I ask ...

You have power BETWEEN the white wire and what other wire ??


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