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Go looking for a circuit diagram for your exact model of fan (probably findable on the manufacturer's website) that will tell you how the old switch was connected, which will provide the info needed to connect the new switch. We've discussed this before, but the Android app makes searching for and linking to the previous answer somewhat annoying so I'll ...
If the fan is controlled by a 3-way switch, you'll have to replace either of the switches with another 3-way switch. Unless you eliminate one of the 3-way switches, you can't install a single pole switch. If you want to install a fan speed control switch in this scenario, you'll have to find one that can be wired as a 3-way switch (not sure if it exists).
I used to own this fan in a previous house, installed in a large vaulted family room. The blades do move slow when compared to smaller fans. When I mean slow, it felt like it was on low when it was on high. But I will say, this fan worked well and we rarely needed to turn that fan on high. It was in a 400sqf room and no mater where we were, we could ...
That is a recessed light. That flex whip goes to a junction box mounted on the frame of the light. You need to remove the whole light, after removing the circuit cable from the junction box. DO NOT wire the fan box from that metallic flex whip. What you have looks something like this:
It sounds like whoever installed it, used the neutral as a hot and the ground as a neutral. Likely they wanted to control the fan and light separately, but only had two conductor cable between the switch and fixture. If you're installing a remote, you'll only need the two conductors. Without seeing what you have, this is what you might have to do. ...
You have two options, get rid of the dimmer or try different LED bulbs. All LED bulbs hiss when on a dimmer, some bulbs hiss much louder that others. A led compatible dimmer will help reduce the amount of hiss but it will never get rid of it. Here is an article that compares a couple of different led bulbs and dimmer switches. It looks at the quality ...
Whether it is safe depends mostly on how well the wires were protected and how much space is in the canopy. But it is not a good idea. Wires need to be protected from being disconnected and from being shorted out. Disconnecting could happen if there is too much strain on the mechanical connection through excess force. If wires are well connected with wire ...
There are remote modules you can purchase to control the light/fan separately. Most remote modules are wireless but there are some hardwired remote modules. I've used both but my preference is to spend the 15 dollars more and get the hardwired control. One that I've used and liked is this one from Lutron Maestro. It will use the single hot wire to ...
With another clockwise fan from the same maker, I was able to reverse the direction by interchanging the yellow and black wires as some answers here indicated. The explanation as I understood is that the rewiring changes the winding with which the capacitor is in series and hence the starting direction is inverted. In 3-phase motors, each of the three ...
It would be preferable to know what that bar is secured to and how well. Fans vibrate, and that can introduce a failure mechanism lights (or you), as a static weight, don't have. It sounds like I'd probably use the existing bar if it was my own house, but that's comment, not recommendation.
It depends on if the box was installed as an "old work" box (i.e. after the drywall went up) or as a "new work" box (original to the house, or during a remodel when drywall was removed). In the old work case, the box is designed so the bar simply presses against the joists on either side. You should be able to twist the bar 90 degrees so it's parallel to ...
Your forward, reverse switch may be defective causing it to go back and forth. Maybe try taking the switch and jogging it back and forth and see if this helps.
You've likely just swapped a couple wires, if you even have to do anything. If the fan and light are controlled by simple snap switches, then you don't really have to do anything (other than relearn which switch is which). If you have specialty fan controls and/or dimmers, you'll want to switch things around. In the ceiling box above the fan, there should ...
It's probably an optical illusion. The "wagon wheel effect" You are probably viewing it in light produced by a fluorescent lamp rather than an incandescent lamp. There do exist electric motors that can work in either direction but no motor will speed up then stop and start working in the reverse direction all by itself.
Typical: L - Black, 1 - Grey, 2 - Brown, 3 - Purple L - Orange, 1 - Black, 2 - Yellow, 3 - Purple L - Black, 1 - Grey, 2 - Brown, 3 - Green L - Grey, 1 - Yellow, 2 - Purple, 3 - Black L - White, 1- Black, 2 - Blue, 3 - Yellow
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