Electrical Dunce need help
Ok, so our former junk room that has never seen use is getting turned into a nursery. We bought a new fan, the one there did not work. So I took the old fan down and what I am looking at is this.
4 wires coming together, when I say wires I mean the 12 gauge wire with the black/white/ground.
3 of the white were connected with a pigtail which was connected to the fan.
3 of the black and one of the white were connected and not connected to the fan.
The grounds were connected and not connected to the fan.
And one lone black was connected to the fan.
I'm a moron when it comes to electrical, but this seems wrong. And I am stumped as to what the correct way to install the fan is.
I have a multimeter. Of the 4 12 gauge wires, only one is giving me a reading. And, it gives the reading regardless of whether the lightswitch is on or not.
Thanks for any help.