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The green wire is a ground wire and the fan and light should function without it connected.

You can attempt to reconnect that wire, turn off the power to the fixture at the power panel. Drop the base of the fan (typically 3-4 screws around the base) then reconnect the green wire to the inner base, you should notice a screw that doesnt actually connect anything or hold anything together and that would be the screw the green wire attaches to. If you do not feel comfortable with this I would suggest hiring a qualified electrician to diagnose and repair the fixture.

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1. Have on hand either wire connectors or electrical tape

2. Look at the wires coming from your ceiling fan. The black wire from the ceiling fan is the hot wire that runs the motor and turns the fan blades. The white wire is neutral and completes the fan circuit. The blue wire is the hot wire for the ceiling fan light fixture. The ceiling fan motor does not have a ground wire.

3. Find the short green wire or the green ground screw on your ceiling fan hanging bracket. Attach the bare copper wire from your electrical box to the short green wire by twisting and orange wire connector to the two wires. If you only have a green ground screw, wrap the bare copper wire around this screw and tighten the screw against the bracket to secure the wire.

4. Match the end of the white insulated wire from the ceiling fan to the end of the white wire from your electrical box. Twist a wire connector onto the two wires to complete the neutral circuit.

5. Connect the black insulated wire from the ceiling fan to the black insulated wire from the electrical box. If you do not have a separate toggle switch on the wall to operate the ceiling fan and light separately, grab the blue wire and place it with the black wire from the fan motor and the black insulated wire from the electrical box. Twist a wire connector to all three wires. If you have the additional toggle switch, connect the two black wires together with an orange wire connector, and then match the blue wire and the red wire together. Twist another orange wire connector on the red and blue wires

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White is your neutral so white goes to white. Blue on the fan is for the light kit you need to wire that to the wire from your switch so it works the lights. Black is the hot wire that is always hot not switched so tie that to the wire that is not on your switch. Green is ground so green to green. white to white / green to green/ black to black/ red to blue/

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That is dificult to follow .. here is the usual wiring plan for ceiling fans .. green to green or bare and mounting bracket ... ceiling black and red are live from the switches, fan and light.with a remote you really only need one of these , so cap off the red and use the black as your input to the remote .. the neutral to the remote should be the white .. there are only 3 wires from the fan so I am assuming that there is no light , or the light will be activated from the remote .. the black for the fan and the black for the lights connect to marked wires on the remote. .. lights out, fan out

or looking at your description .. ((Remote wires = Neutral in(Black) white ceiling wire, Live In(Black) blaxck ceiling wire, Light out(White) blue Fan/Light wire, Fan out(White) black fan/light wire, Common(White) white ceiling and white fan/light wires.

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If you have only a black and white (and bare ground wire) in the ceiling box where the old fan was connected before, you should connect both the blue and black wires from the fan to the Black (common) wire in the ceiling box.

Then connect the white wire from the fan to the white (neutral) wire in the box together. Connect the green and bare wires together (Ground wires) and the fan and light should function with the pull chains as designed.

IF you have a wall switch for the ceiling fan and a separate one for the light, it is simply a matter of making the connections for the light and fan to the proper wires going to the wall switch box. Typically, the ceiling fan's light wire (blue in most cases) is connected to the red wire in the ceiling box, while the fan wire (black in most cases) is connected to the black wire in the ceiling box. Connect the white wires together; and then the green and bare wires together for your ground and you should be set.

Remember to disconnect the power to this circuit by turning off the breaker before doing any wiring work.

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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This is a short in the dark ... but I do have a pretty good night vision scope

I would expect to find a green or bare copper wire, a white wire and a black wire in the top of this fan. There may be a blue wire or not.

I gotta tell you up front that unless you have a reinforced fan box in the ceiling, what you are doing will not make muster if you were to be inspected. The regular box that is probably in your ceiling can not stand a lot of abuse like a fan will give it. If you want to change that box, that is a question for another day.

To answer your question ... Turn off the power at the breaker. You cannot trust that the wires will be off in the ceiling just because the light is off. Remove your ceiling light. You will find a white and a black and probably a green or ground on the light.

Mount the fan ceiling bracket, hang the fan. Hook the white to the white, the green/bare copper to the green/bare copper and the black to the black. If you have a blue wire, that is for a light kit, it too would go to the black.

Mount the fan to the bracket/box - turn on the power, flip the switch - should come on.

Now then, there is a possibility the Blue is actually the fan and the black is actually the light kit, If you want to test this, you CAN plug the white wire into the larger slot in an unplugged extension cord, the blue wire into the smaller slot in that same cord then, making sure to not touch any bare wire and while holding the motor without blades mounted on it, have an assistant plug the cord in and see if the motor runs. If not, change blue for black and repeat. I think you get the idea here.

If you are not sure about any of this ... please let me know and I will give you additional generic assistance.

I hope this helps you ...

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Hi, At the fan you'll have a black wire, blue wire, green wire and white wire.
In the ceiling you'll have a black wire, a white wire, and a bare copper wire. If you are using the same wall switch to turn on all of the power to the fan AND the light, connect as follows:
White at ceiling to white from fan
Black at ceiling to black and blue together from fan.
Bare copper wire at ceiling to green wire from fan.

When connected like this, the main power is from the switch, and the fan and light may be set by the pull switches on the fan.
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Is there something specific you need to know?

Kill power at the breaker for saftey. Mount the bracket to the ceiling first. there should be a small hook on the ceiling bracket that you can hang the fan motor from while you do the wiring.

The blue wire and black wire on the fan should both be connected to the black wire in your house wiring. Attach the fan blades to the motor once it is in place.

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OK, the wires coming from the top of the fan are going to go into the junction box in your ceiling. Out of the ceiling, you should have a white wire, a black wire, and a green or bare copper ground wire. Make sure your power is off at the fan. Your wires coming out of the fan should be white, black, blue, and a green ground wire. Pull the wires through the top of your fan, and connect the white to the white in the ceiling, the black and blue wires from the fan to the black wire in the ceiling, and then connect your ground wires together. Make sure you use wire nuts and twist them firmly onto the ends of the wires. If you happen to have a red wire coming out of the ceiling as well, just put a wire nut on it and stuff it back into the ceiling box. The blue wire is what works your light kit, and the black is for the fan. Hope this helps you!

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