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Bathroom fan replacement. Cant figure out wiring. 2 white

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Bathroom fan replacement. Cant figure out wiring. 2 white cabled wire. 1 blue. Two white go to double swotch in bathroom
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Customer: Red hot wire to heater. Blue to light. Black to fan. All have white of course and grounded with single green. Nutone 665rp
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
Hi,I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. How many and what color are the house wires?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
9 wires 3 ground 3 white 3 black
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
OK, how many switches and what color wires on each of them? Do you have a 2 wire voltage tester, if needed?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Voltage tester broken 2 swoithes black white and ground for both
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It looks like they are at the end of the 2 white cables in attic. 3rd cabl blue
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
With only the 2 switches, thefan and light must be on one switch Ans the heater on the second. One pair of house wires are the hot feed pair. Without a tester we can't identify which ones. Get a tester and we can continue.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The blue cable is hot
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
OK if so the connections are as follows.Blue cable black wire to the white wires of the other cables. Should be marked with black tape identifying them as hots.Blue cable white to the other unit whitesBlack from switch to black and blue of fanRemaining black to red

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