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Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Please tell me what you are calling a set of wires.
How many switches in the room controlling the ceiling outlet?
Are CV any of the wire connected to each other and how many aren't? Do you have a 2 wire voltage tester?
OK, no matter.
1) test from hot wire to ground. Needed to determine which is the wire to the light.
2) temp connect all the blacks together, with the switch off and all the whites not connected and not touching.
3) test the white wires to ground looking for voltage. The ones not showing voltage are possiblly going to switch.
4) turn the switch on and test the wires that didn't show voltage. The one that is now hot is to the switch.
5) now remove the paired black wire to that white and connect the white with all the blacks. Connect all the remaining whites together.
6) connect the fan to the single black wire and the group of white wires.
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You should have the switch off to find the one that isn't hot till you turn the switch on. That's what you're looking for.
This are not going to the switch. Reread my instructions.
No, this 2 wires connect to the incoming feed white. They are going to other outlets, lights and receptacles. THE ONE THAT WAS DEAD WITH THE SWITCH OFF AND WENT LIVE WITH THE SWITCH ON.
The ones that showed no voltage need to be tested again when the switch is on. The one that shows voltage is the one we're looking for. If nothing changes, disconnect the switch, it may be bad.
Remove the switch and test at the ceiling with the wires not connected in the switch box and then with them connected. You may have welded the contacts in the switch previously.
We seem to not getting this done.
You have 5 withe wires
One is the feed neutral.
When the blacks are all together some of the whites will show voltage to ground.
The white wire to the switch, with the switch disconnected should not show voltage to ground.
When the wires are connected at the switch the white wire should now show voltage to ground.
When that white is identified, it should be connected to the group of black wires and its paird black removed from the group.
When the above is completed, the remaining whites are all connected together.
The fan connects to the single black and the group of white wires.
The switch can now be replaced and if necessary a new switch installed.
Of you follow the instructions it should work unless there are issues I'm not aware of.
Let me know how it goes.