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How to attach ceiling fan to 3 cables with 8 wires coming out of ceiling box, 2 wall switches

Had to replace ceiling fan with light. Someone came and did it. Went to turn on light from wall and it worked. Went to turn on fan from wall didn't work. Neighbor said it was wired wrong. Took it down. Have 3 cables coming from ceiling box with 8 wires. Cable 1 and 2 have 3 wires, cable 3 has 2 wires. Cable 1 (C1) has a fat black, fat white and ground wire. Cable 2 (C2) has a skinny white, skinny black and skinny red wire. Cable 3 (3) has a fat black and a fat white. The fan has green/ground, blue/light, white/neutral and black/motor. I unhooked everything. Can anyone tell me how to connet the 8 ceiling wires to what wires on the fan? I know the ground wire in Cable 1 goes to green. The rest is a mystery.

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  • Joe Robards Jan 21, 2013

    On second look with flashlight, there are 9 wires, Cable 3 (C3) has a ground wire.

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Hi Bigelow,

You need two switches.  It sounds like the Electrician set up the junction box for two circuits(Lights and Fans).  i say this because your supply has 4 wires, Red , Black, White and Bare. We may be able to oversome this with one Lutron Switch. Allow me to investigate, and I will be back.

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ok lori connect the fan wires like this-----white from fan to both white wires---blue from fan to red---black from fan to both black wires then copper wires to a ground.let me know.

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NO NO NO..... Blue is Neutral...
BLACK is PHASE, BROWN is PHASE, RED is PHASE
WHITE is NEUTRAL, BLUE is NEUTRAL
Green, Green/Yellow is EARTH

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check this link for a diagram, http://www.wiringhelp.com/electrical/electrical-how-to/how-to-wire-a-ceiling-fan.html go down to the diagram with 2 switches,, click it, it will enlarge,

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