I purchased a new ceiling fan with a remote and installed it. I had three wires coming out of the plastic box in the ceiling. Black, bare and red or white. The reason I am not sure if the wire is red or white is because of the following.
The wire is white but there is about ~6inches of tape on the end which is red. When I took the cover off of the switch it also had the same red tape there as well. So I am not sure if this is an actual neutral white wire or if it is a red wire where the guy ran out of red wire and just taped both ends of a white wire in red. The house was built in 1985.
I followed the instructions as if it was a white wire. I hooked up the black with the black, the green with the bare and the white to the white but I can not get the fan to turn on at all. I have tried pairing the remote multiple times and dip switches are not an issue with this remote and receiver.
The only thing I wonder now is if the white wire is actually a red wire. If so why might I not see a white wire? Does anyone have any ideas?