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07:22AM | 06/20/01
Member Since: 06/19/01
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I recently purchased a ceiling fan from home depot (southwind II). I am installing it in place of an old ceiling fan that was controlled only by the chains that hung from it. The new fan has a remote control.
My question is:
The reciever for the remote control has two wires going into it (white and black)and three wires comming out for the fan (white, black, and blue). The fixture in the ceiling has three wires (white, black, and red) plus a ground. How can I connect the three wires from the fixture to the two wires in the remote control unit? Is there some way to combine two of them?


09:29AM | 06/20/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
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It should have come with instructions.
White goes to white. Of the other two, connect the remote control unit the same way the old fan was connected. (Probably, the red and black from the ceiling were both connected to the fan's black.)
Of the 3 wires going from the remote control to the fan, the white goes to white (common), black goes to the fan (wire is probably marked "fan"), and blue is for the light fixture if the fan has one. There may be a wire marked "light" to connect to the blue even if there is no light. If so, do it. That way, if you want to add a light later you don't have to take down the fan and rewire.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited June 20, 2001).]

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