My bedroom ceiling has 5 dark purple wires, 5 gray wires, one orange wire, and one brown wire. my fan only has black, blue, white and green. the room has 2 switch, 1 switch with dark purple wire and 1 yellow wire; other switch with dark purple, orange and brown wires (brown wire was in the bottom). I don't know how to connect them to the right wires. Please help me to solve this problem, thank you very much!
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Just because the switch looks the same on the outside doesn't mean it's the same on the inside. You should have written the info down before removing the old switch. Anyway, try this;
Black - L Brown - 1 Purple - 2 gray - 3
If this doesn't work you probably have the wrong switch.
These fans are manufactured by a number of overseas companies and sold exclusively by Home Depot. They do not have a standard color code for the fan switch. What you can do is turn off the power, keep the white neutral connected. Then using the black power wire fro the ceiling, take one of the switch wires and connect to that black, turn the power on and observe the speed .. low mark it 1, medium mark it 2, high mark it 3. Repeat untill you have identified all the speed wires. Then connect these wires to the 1,2,3, terminations of your new switch
What you need to do is take the plate off at the switch on the wall. There shoulld be black wires and white wires. Attach a resistant tester to the white wires, and connect a long wire to the other probe of the tester. then touch the long wire to one of the black wires at the ceiling. If you are lucky, you might get the right black one on the first try. If not, touch the other black one, and that should be the white wire. Have the electric off to test this. When you find which is the white, or common, read the instruction manual and see which of the brown or greenyellow is designated white. I think these colored wires are at the bottom where the lights connect. At the top of the fan should be a white, blue, black and green wire. The Black wire from the ceiling will attach to the hot black and blue for the lights of the fan. The black wire which you discover to be actually white from the switch should be connectied to the white wire of the fan at the top. The red wire sometimes is used to connect to the blue wire so that you have a switch at the wall for the light and one for the fan. That is an old way of wiring fans. Joe