My girlfriend and I replaced a ceiling fan today. I've done this once before and everything went fine. The fan is operated by a remote. From the outlet box was a black,white and blue wire. We connected all the wires and weren't sure what to do with the blue wire and unfortunately didn't bother to note what was connected on the previous fan. So, we went ahead and connected the blue wire to the green ground wire. We turned the power on and blew the fuse. So, we detached the blue wire and just put a cap on it. The fan works now, however the light switch to the fan no longer does. Additionally in the same electric switchbox the switch to the kitchen light no longer works. On the other side of the room there is another switchbox that turns on a living room fan and the kitchen light. Neither of these switches work anymore. Again, the fan works whether the switch is set to on or off. I'm terribly worried and have removed the fuses. I called an electrician convinced that my house was going to start on fire and needless to say he was less then polite or interested in helping me.
Please. Did I ruin all the wiring? Do I need to connect the blue wire somewhere else?
I appreciate any assistance.
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