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I am installing a ceiling fan. There are 4 white wires and 4 black wires in the ceiling. Should all 4 white wires be connected to the white wire from the fan? and the same for the 4 black wires?

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Generally, yes. If all 4 white wires are already connected together, that is a group of grounded wires. If all the black wires are connected together, that is a group of power wires. If you have more than 2 groups, something more is going on in that box and it is too complicated to guess which wire goes where from way over here.

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