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Installing new celing fan in newly constructed room. It is

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Installing new celing fan in newly constructed room. It is a three switch box and there are two fans in room. I hooked up first one with no problem but second one I cant make it work. The second electric box coming from celing has a pink, black, white and copper wiring. . The fan has a black, blue, white and green. Light works but can not get fan to work
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be glad to assist you. The red wire should connect to the fan blue wire. The others are by color.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Going to try now. Will fan work without connecting blades
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
yes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Didn't work. Only when I connect blue to black does light come on but blade motor does not come on
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
Your red wire must not be connected in the switch box. Check it out and let me know.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, will check on it
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
very good
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Pink/red is capped off, what should it be connected to?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
If you replace the existing switch with a fan speed/light dimmer the connections will be as show in the instructions. You will have independent control of the functions on the wall. Pull chains fail.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
At the switch, is the red wire supposed to be connected to black
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
The black feed wire should connect to the fan spped/ light dimmer. The black and red to the ceiling connects to the controller with the black to the fan black and the red to the fan blue.

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