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Broken fan wire

Can someone tell me what the white insulated wire that runs from the top of the fan into the fan motor is. It has a thin wire in the center of the insulation. Mine is torn. Can I easily replace this? Is it fixable? If it runs the remote, can I wire cap it off? I would appreiciate any help. Thanks Tom

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That is your nuetral wire. It will be attached to your white housing wire. You shouldn't splice it unless the splice will be in ceiling junction box.

If you found any of my suggestions to be helpfull, please rate my solution. Thanks D. Lange

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Loosen the staples with a small screwdriver and slide the wire about ½ inch to move any areas of thin insulation away from the staples.

The second thing would be a bad wall button or a remote with a sticking button.
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Loosen the staples with a small screwdriver and slide the wire about ½ inch to move any areas of thin insulation away from the staples.

The second thing would be a bad wall button or a remote with a sticking button.
Or a remote in someone’s purse that gets the button pushed by other stuff in the purse.

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Anytime a door opens and/or closes by itself I look for a smashed wire between the motor unit and the wall button.

If the wire is smashed the insulation becomes so thin that power will leak thru the insulation and activate the door.

Loosen the staples with a small screwdriver and slide the wire about ½ inch to move any areas of thin insulation away from the staples.

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Or a remote in someone’s purse that gets the button pushed by other stuff in the purse.

The test is to disconnect the push button wires at the power unit. If the self operation stops you have located the problem. If you reconnect the wires and disconnect the wire at the wall button this will tell you if the problem is the wire or the button.

HOPE THIS HELPS

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