All about ceiling fans -- i.e. fans that are mounted to a ceiling, visible within the room, and circulate air within that room. Vent/exhaust fans should use [tag:vent] and friends instead.

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Correct way to rewire for a ceiling fan + light from a switched outlet

I want to know if this is the correct way to do this. There is a switch that controls a single receptacle in a double receptacle outlet across the room. Power comes into the switch box via 3-wire (...
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Mount ceiling fan without electrical box

I went to replace a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling in my house yesterday, and upon removing the old fan I noticed that there is no electrical box where the fan was mounted. The fan was hung from a ...
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How should I wire a ceiling fan when there's only three wires in the box?

I'm replacing a ceiling fan and it has three wires as is common: black, white, and bare ground. I have a two-toggle wall switch. One switch makes the black wire hot (for the motor), and the other ...
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Ceiling fan won't work

I accidentally slammed a sock down down the chain switches and the lights just went out. It didn't touch the bulb or anything up the fan. So the sock slid down the chain, more like rubbed, and no ...
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need help, electrical ,wiring celing fan

I'm trying to wire in n my ceiling fan and there are 4 wires junctioned in to the box and only 2 black wires stubbed out, how do I wire it with 2 blacks?
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Adding Light Fixture to a Ceiling Fan

I have a ceiling fan that looks like the below: I noticed that there's a round cap in the middle of the fan. Can I take the cap off, get a light fixture from my local Home Depot, and install it ...
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Why doesn't the wall switch function after installing a ceiling fan with remote?

I've just installed a ceiling fan and light with remote controller in place of a light. I used exactly the same roof wires to input into the fan. The fan and light work correctly but the wall switch ...
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Ceiling Fan Wiring

I just installed a new ceiling fan with a light and have a question about the wiring. The ceiling has ground, black, red, and white wires. The room has two switches. The fan has ground, black, blue, ...
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Choosing depth of ceiling electrical boxes?

Ceiling electrical boxes come in different depths: 0.5", 1.5", 2.25", 2.75" seem to be fairly common. I'm going to be hanging some lights as well as ceiling fans. I want to have the boxes as shallow ...
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How to connect wiring for ceiling fan?

I'm trying to install a ceiling fan. There used to be one at this location which is now controlled by a wall switch. The ceiling box where the fan goes only has 2 black wires going down to the wall ...
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Adding wall light switch for future ceiling fan light option

As part of some remodeling that I am doing, I am considering adding a switch to the wall switch box and a running 14/3 cable to the ceiling fan to control the fan and light (possible future addition) ...
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LED Light bulbs always blow prematurely in ceiling fans

I've seen related questions to this - where the standard bulbs keep blowing prematurely in a ceiling fan. As a result of the general issues of wobbly fans and possible current instability, I got some ...
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6 Terminals Coming Off Switch?

I have a switch in a ceiling fan's wiring. It controls the direction of the fan. So it's a two position switch, but it has 6 terminals coming off of it! Is this switching the phase and the neutral ...
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Add LEDs to ceiling fan

My baby seems to love watching the ceiling fan spin. Not sure if he is retarded, bored or just super fascinated. Anyway; I was thing, perhaps I could add a few LEDs to the fan blades. My question to ...
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Fan switch compatibility

How do I determine if I need to use a manufacturer's fan switch or if I can use an off-the-shelf fan switch? E.g. I would like to buy an Emerson Loft fan and Emerson Curva fan and control them with ...
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wireless ceiling fans with low voltage

I am troubleshooting some electrical issues on three different ceiling fans in my upstairs bedrooms. All three are wireless Harbor Breeze ceiling fans. They all have the same issues but at varying ...
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Ceiling Fan Junction Box Converter/Bracket 1/2 inch width difference

First time poster. I feel like I have researched everywhere and not found the answer I am looking for. I've called a few manufactures of ceiling fans who didn't have any answers either. I began ...
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Ceiling fan low speed (only) once on slows to a stop

Ceiling fan low speed (only) within a minute or two slows to a stop, however, you can barely hear a hum until you turn it off or go to high speed or medium speed, which operate great.
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Ceiling Fan is hot 6' down, but lights nor fan comes on

I've hooked up my hunter ceiling fan with black/blue wire connected to the black(hot) wire and my white to white(neutral) and green to ground wire. My sniffer says that I'm hot not only at the ceiling ...
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Wobbly Ceiling Fan

I've installed a 52" Hampton Fan with light, (w/out remote) in my bedroom. When it is set on low the fan appears very stable. At high speed the ceiling fan shakes and does so to a lessor extent on ...
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Replacing Old Ceiling Fan With New One and No Visible Ground Wire From Junction Box

I am replacing the ceiling fan in my bedroom. Coming out of the junction box are two sets of wires. Each set has one wire coming out of opposite ends of the junction box. I connected the blue and ...
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Do I have to wrap electrical connections with electrical tape?

I installed my first ceiling fan with remote today. I believe I did everything correctly as the fan turns and the light lights, both via the remote control. My question has to do with the need for ...
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What size bulb replaces these in a Harbor Beeze ceiling fan?

My house has several Harbor Breeze ceiling fans. Two bulbs have burned out but I can't seem to find what size bulbs should replace them. Here's a picture of one of the burned bulbs (right) and a ...
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Leads from wall fan control switch are aluminum wire?

My new house in the US has a Harbor Breeze combination fan/light switch with a remote control as seen here (different brand is shown, but it's basically identical). While checking some wiring (...
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Ceiling Fan w/Remote Wiriing

Can I wire a ceiling fan remote receiver's white neutral (to control the fan speed with the remote) AND the white neutral for the light to the same white (neutral) from the house? House wiring: Black ...
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How to connect 4 fan coils with one wall control thermostat?

I have 4 fan coils (Sabiana sk-22)and I want to connect them with one wall control thermostat. How can I do?
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Ceiling Fan turning off and not turning back on

I have a ceiling fan with lights and no pull chain. Recently when I would turn the lights on/off with the remote (two switches on the wall i think should control the fan/lights do nothing) the fan and ...
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Ceiling Fan Wires

I'm trying to install a ceiling fan in my new construction home. The fan's instructions call for 3 grounding wires (green, green/yellow stripe, or bare copper) to connect to the hanging bracket, 1 ...
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Ceiling Fan Universal Remote Wall Switch Install… Which wires?

Let me first state that I am very green to anything electrical. I know enough to hopefully not kill myself, such as to turn off power at circuit breaker AND to still test wires and switches with a ...
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Anyone have experience tweaking ceiling fan controller?

I have bought a new ceiling fan controller and the medium speed is weak. The ceiling fan control kit is similar to this, I suspect there is something I can tweak to spin it faster at medium speed. ...
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Ceiling Fan Remote Control Replacement

A (rental) house I just moved into has ceiling fans in the living, and bed rooms, all controlled (only) by remote controls. It's great that they're set up, and I've mounted the controls on the wall so ...
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Rewiring a switch controlled receptacle to a ceiling fan

I am trying to rewire our bedroom so that a switch that currently turns on/off a receptacle will instead control a ceiling fan and leave the receptacle always hot. Receptacle: Has 3 cables coming ...
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Wiring multispeed PSC motor from ceiling fan

I disassembled a ceiling fan to replace seized bearings. Unfortunately the pics I took to aid re-assembly are no longer accessible and the fan is an '80s era no-brand which I can't find any info for ...
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Surface mount ceiling fan

I have a Tri-State home with a center beam extending from one gable end of the house to the other at the peak. The beam is completely exposed in the living room. I installed a ceiling fan with light ...
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Lubricating ceiling fan bearings

I have a no-name ceiling fan that recently started making a faint but annoying grinding noise, like two dry pieces of metal rubbing together. The sound is continuous, not rhythmic. I'm assuming that ...
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Hunter Ceiling Fan No Longer Works

I hope you can give me a few suggestions with this one. We have a hunter ceiling fan that is wall switch connected for master power. This spring it started having a few issues. This fan is remote ...
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Corrosion of ceiling fan bodies & fan blades

How can I prevent corrosion of fan bodies & fan blades in Mumbai weather? Someone suggested we can apply coat of varnish but I fear heat generated due high speed rotation of fans can melt the ...
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Did I do a shoddy wiring job on a ceiling fan?

I just installed a ceiling fan at my mother's house, and in hindsight, I think I might need to go back and re-do the wiring. The ceiling fan came with a bracket that screws into the outlet box in the ...
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Installing a ceiling fan with remote

I have a white, black, red and bare cooper wires coming from ceiling. The fan I bought has a remote and the remote sensor is already installed/attached to the mounting hardware. The remote sensor ...
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Ceiling Fan issue

I had a ceiling fan in my kitchen (large vaulted ceilings with attic access) that I replaced with a new ceiling fan. Before the switch the fan and lights for the fan worked perfect. The new fan does ...
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How do change the wall switch for my ceiling fan from a variable fan/light combination to a single on/off switch?

I used to have a ceiling fan/light combination that was controlled by a wall switch the controlled both the fan speed and dimmed the light. I bought a new fan/light that is controlled by a remote ...
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New ceiling fan installed, lights are blinking when I turn the fan off

I just made settlment on my house on Friday and I just had a Hunter ceiling fan installed with a new controller plate as well. All of the wiring was intact to install the fan, the original owners took ...
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Is it safe or normal to close/cover junction boxes but use existing line to power new boxes just a few (6-12) inches away from the old ones?

We have 2 pendant lights hanging over a breakfast bar in the kitchen. The boxes are easily accessible in the attic. We'd like to move them back a few inches and then add additional wiring for a 3rd ...
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need help reconnecting wires inside my ceiling fan housing

So i tried scavenging the capacitor from an old ceiling fan and in so doing made a mess of all the wires inside the housing. The capacitor didn't work in my other fan so now i'm trying to wire the ...
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How do I separate these wires?

My ceiling fan stopped working and I want to remove the light box from the fan so that I can replace an in-line fuse holder. In order to separate the light box from the fan rotation device, I need to ...
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Accessing bulbs on ceiling fan

We just bought a house and it has this ceiling fan: The upper portion has bulbs in it, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how you'd get to them. The top of the unit has a metal plate secured ...
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Can I put dimmable LED bulbs in a ceiling fan fixture and wire it to a dimmer switch marked LED compatible?

Would there be any problems with putting dimmable LED bulbs into a ceiling fan fixture that holds three bulbs and wiring it to a dimmer switch marked LED compatible? The fan itself will be on just the ...
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Why do the lights turn off when I turn off the fan portion of my newly installed ceiling fan?

I installed a ceiling fan a while ago, Hunter brand. My room has two switches; one for light, one for fan. When I turn both of them on, but I just want to have the lights on, the lights go off when I ...
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Why won't my ceiling fan lights stay on?

So my ceiling fan light was working before I went on vacation, and now every time I flip the switch, the light comes on and then turns off. I've tried replacing the bulbs. I've tried only using two ...
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Help wiring Bathroom fan

I am not 100% sure how to wire my new bathroom fan, and I am looking for a little guidance. (This is for a NuTone QTN130LE1) Here are the existing wires in the attic. I have a white wire, a black ...