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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Ceiling fan slowest speed not working

My 3 speed ceiling fan seems to have lost its slowest speed. The high & medium speeds works OK, but the slowest speed does not work now. Any ideas?
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Ceiling fan remote not working

I lost the canopy bracket along with the receiver and remote to my ceiling fan while moving. I then ordered an exact replacement receiver and remote for the fan, and when I had someone install it, the ...
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Replaced ceiling light with a ceiling fan and light, then added a remote control

I replaced an existing ceiling light with a fan/light combo, and then added a remote control. The fan and light work, but the light only seems to have partial power as the light is very dim. What is ...
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How to tell if old ceiling light box can support ceiling fan?

I want to replace a small hanging chandelier with a ceiling fan and am trying to figure out if the existing box can support a fan. I don't see labeling on the box itself but noticed this large rod ...
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Are these 3 switches wired correctly?

I updated the switches in my master bedroom. It used to be 3 switches - one for the ceiling fan's light, one for the ceiling fan blades, and one to control a few outlets (for floor lamps). I added a ...
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Convert a ceiling fan controlled by two switches to a remote control

I would like to convert a ceiling fan with light from 2 switches (one for the light and one for the fan) to a single remote control. Is there a best practice or do I just pick a line and cap off one ...
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How to install 3-speed switch for ceiling fan

I have a bedroom with a ceiling fan. Right now, the wall switch only controls the light (on/off, no dimmer). The only way to change the speed of the fan is by the pull chain. So if you want to ...
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Losing ceiling fans after the lightest thunderstorms. How to ascertain the cause?

At my home after the lightest thunderstorms we end up losing ceiling fans - they fail to rotate. The fans' winding gets damaged despite power cuts enforced by the power supply company (they cut power ...
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Is there a way to diagnose ceiling fan 3 speed switch wires?

I have a Hunter ceiling fan (3 speed with lights, all on one switch) and the pull switch for the fan broke. So, I went to HD and got a replacement switch that looked identical, same volts/amps rating ...
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No power detected using tester in power socket inside fan

Have around 5 lights and a fan in my hall. all works except fan. in the switch board, power is there whereas at fan point, power is not there when tested with tester. Plz advise on this issue. ...
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How do I wire a hard-wired wall switch and a remote for my ceiling fan/light?

I have installed a ceiling fan/light in my living room where only a light fixture used to be. The room is large and with a high ceiling so getting up to change the fan setting and dimming the light ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan with light to a box which has 3 cables running into it(white, black, red, and bare)

i am replacing a light fixture with a fan. I already installed the fan rated box but the box has 3 sets of wires coming in. 2 of the sets have a red wire and all three have a black, white, and copper ...
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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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Ceiling fan problems after lightening strike

We had a lightening strike 2 doors down last week. We had a few interesting losses, but the most upsetting is our ceiling fan. After the strike & subsequent power outage, the fan had a very ...
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Wiring covered porch ceiling fans from exising 3 way switched recessed lights [closed]

I want to have two ceiling fans added to front covered porch. The current recessed lights can be changed out with can converters for the fans. My concerns are twofold. Are remote fans the easiest to ...
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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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Ceiling fan & lights turn on automatically

I couldn't find someone with the same problem so here goes: I've replaced a ceiling fan (the old one had some parts missing), but as soon as I put the power back, the light and fan turn themselves on ...
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How to Wire Fan with Black/White/Green to Ceiling with Black/White/Red/Bare?

We had a fan in our living room that started smoking so we're replacing it. However, the wiring on the new fan is different from the old fan so I can't figure out how to wire it into the ceiling. ...
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Why would changing ceiling fan speed cause an AFCI breaker to trip?

I recently installed 2 ceiling fans with Lutron combination light and fan dimmer switches. On both circuits, if more than a half second or so is taken when selecting the fan speed (that is, a delay ...
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Can't figure out how to change the bulb on this ceiling fan

The fan was installed when I bought the house, no paperwork anywhere to be found. There are three brackets around the globe and I can't get them to move at all. There isn't enough room to slide the ...
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Ceiling Fan with wall switch remote, can I add another switch?

I recently purchased a ceiling fan from Home Depot. I have completed the install and everything works great, no problems. The ceiling fan is one that uses a remote control wall switch. The receiver ...
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What material is used for a ceiling fan dust filter?

I'm in the process of repainting an old ceiling fan. The motor housing has several air vents that were covered with a mesh material. I removed it from the housing to replace since it was faded from ...
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Hissing noise coming from the lights in my bedroom

I have a ballast in my bedroom with three 60 watt led lights in it. The switch they are connected to is a brand new Lutron dimmer specifically made to work with led lights. The hissing is constant ...
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Casa Endeavor Ceiling Fan: Slight hum, and major wobble

New Fan. I have installed at least 8 ceiling fans in the past. Juan, the CSR of the seller who I spoke with last week suggested several balancing options, nothing seems to be working. Never had ...
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Wiring a Ceiling-fan and switch while disconnecting an outlet from the switch

A couple of years ago I replaced a ceiling light in the MB with a ceiling fan/light using a remote control wall switch (light off/on with dimmer; fan off/on, high, med, low). There is only one switch....
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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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How do I re-wire a ceiling-fan to reverse its direction?

One of the ceiling fans at home was spinning in the opposite direction (clock-wise) and so was sucking up the air rather than blowing it. I live in a hot climate so we always have the fans spinning in ...
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How to determine if a ceiling fan has a DC motor?

This question asks how to find ceiling fans that don't audibly hum: Do any ultra quiet ceiling fans that have no motor hum exist? It is something that annoys me too. I can't stand the hum a lot of ...
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How should I wire a ceiling fan remote where two switches are used to control the fixture?

I have 2 wall switches. 4 wires coming out of ceiling (black-hot, red-hot, white-common, bare- ground), a ceiling fan and a remote. How do I wire them and still be able to use wall switches? I can ...
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Changing Pull Switch Ceiling Fan with Faulty Capacitor to Remote

The capacitor of my pull switch ceiling fan (with light) is faulty (the medium speed not working). If I changed from pull switch to remote, do I still need to replace the faulty capacitor? Can I ...
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How can I determine what is causing these electrical problems?

My kitchen lights are having electrical issues that I am trying to identify probable causes for. When I bought the house, there was an overhead light in the kitchen and several plug-in light fixtures ...
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Ceiling fan wiring switch question

Recently, I was replacing a fan switch at the ceiling fan on an older ceiling fan. While I had the power off, I decided to try to correct some wiring at the wall switches. The light switch at wall ...
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wired ceiling fan but lights are not working right

Need help with my install Fellas. I have red, white, black, bare wires coming out of the ceiling and blue, white, black, and green from the fan. I wire them up just how the old one was wired and the ...
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Want to install an outdoor ceiling fan directly to exposed 2x4 on a covered porch

The above picture is not my roof but nearly identical. Except my roof also has horizontal 2x4 supports. The previous owner has a shop light running horizontally screwed directly into the 2x4. I want ...
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Celing fan wiring

I have a fan that was hooked up on two separate switches... one for light and the other for the fan but the previous home owners had only the black, white, and ground electrical wiring ran from the ...
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Installing new light switch inside a ceiling fan.

The chain broke off up inside my ceiling fan fixture. I took everything off, expecting to add more chain. The chain had broke completely out of the switch. I removed the switch, taking note if what ...
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Replacing light fixture with a ceiling fan

First of all this is a new home. Iam replacing a light fixture with a ceiling fan with lights and the fan also has a remote. In addition the home was wired with I think two wall switches, one for the ...
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Living Room ceiling Fan

I bought a new Hunter 72"Ceiling Fan Fellinie in 2009. I have already replaced the reciever once, it seems to be broken again, and now Hunter said the receiver is no longer available. My wife loves ...
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Should I have a ceiling fan whose blades extend to the register?

Currently, the ceiling fan fixture and the 10x6 register are spaced by about 32" (~2 stud lengths). The room is about 350 sqft. Should we purchase a 70" ceiling fan so the blades extend out past the ...
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Should I put a dimmer switch on a ceiling fan?

I have a ceiling fan on our bedroom's vaulted ceiling. Since we don't want 7' pull-cords, the speed is stuck at full-tilt, which is no good. The fan has separate switches on the wall for lights and ...
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How to rewire or change a broken black wire inside a ceiling fan with light

I have a 42", 4 blades, Hampton Bay ceiling fan with light. I recently moved to a new place and when I went to install the fan, it didn't work. After some detective work, I found out that the black ...
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Ceiling fan remote

If the remote receiver goes bad will the ceiling fan still work manually with the pull chain?? Have 4 fans, all stopped working at the same time. No breaker issue. Might have been a power surge.
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Wiring a fan and recessed lighting to a double switch

I currently have a single switch operating a ceiling fan. I'd like to add some recessed lighting to the room. Can I replace the single switch with a double switch to operate the ceiling fan and (4) ...
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Trouble with ceiling fan speed control

I recently installed a Minka Aire Java ceiling fan (F753-WHF) which came with a 3 speed remote controller, but which I installed with a Minka Aire hard-wired 4 speed wall control (WC105). The fan ...
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Completely removing/hiding wall switches

My wife and I recently bought a house from people who built it in 2005 (literally -- the guy was in home construction half a century), and they did some "interesting" things. One choice I'm trying to ...
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How do I mount a ceiling fan to this fan box?

I want to put up some ceiling fans in my house. There are already some fan boxes in the ceiling that were covered with blanking plates (if there were fans there before, I assume the previous owners ...
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How much ceiling fan wobble is acceptable?

I've got 3 ceiling fans. The large one (well, when it was working, the motor is seized up now and needs replacement) has always been rock solid. No noticeable vibration/wobble in use. Pushing on it,...
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Ceiling Fan Light Only Works when Fan is On

I have a ceiling fan & light that is controlled by a wall switch. Recently, I went to turn the lights on and they flickered but didn't turn on. The fan works fine. I decided to replace the switch ...
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Can I use my dual light/fan dimmer switch on a ceiling fan?

I wired our bonus room to include a 14/3 wire from switch to fixture with the assumption that I could hook up an "infinite" speed control fan. Come to find out that most if not all ceiling fans do ...
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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 ...