Question about Dryers
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 ...
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
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