Need a review of existing ceiling fan wiring
Hello folks! I'm hoping you all can help me understand the wiring of a c.1980s ceiling fan in our c.1907 house.
This is how the fan was wired when we got here. It sort of works. But I'm pretty sure it isn't wired quite right. I'm asking here because I know you folks know more than I do!
The lights work fine with the pull chain. The fan goes on when we flip the switch, but it labors and makes a horrible grinding sound. The second pull chain switches the fan speeds, but the lowest speed sometimes doesn't work. (The fan blades don't spin, that is.)
Personally, I don't think the hot and neutral from two separate sources should be wired to the blue light kit wire there in the center. But that's how it's set up. Is this just bonkers? Could this account for the poor functioning of the fan? Or is this all a-ok?
Here is a link that might be useful: ceiling fan wiring mock up