What to do with red wire from ceiling/supply when hooking up ceiling fan with attached light and remote?

First time- I put the black wire from receiver output side (this side has wires that are black, white and blue) and black from fan to the red wire from ceiling supply in one wire nut. Remote worked for fan temporarily. I turned off breaker and then stopped working for fan. The remote still worked to control the lights on fan.

Second time, I capped the red wire from the ceiling. Now, on the remote fan buttons(low, med, high speed) won’t turn on. However, the variable breeze button that’s for the fan makes the the lights flicker on the ceiling fan.

I have not checked yet to see if need to cap the red wire in the wall switch.

Any ideas what I did wrong or what to do?enter image description here

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    A picture of the ceiling box showing all the wires May help Also the wall switch box Was there a separate switch for light and fan on previous set up? – Kris Mar 29 at 11:37
  • Yes, can you post photos of the fan and switch boxes involved please? – ThreePhaseEel Mar 29 at 11:48
  • Meanwhile have a look at this possible[ duplicate question](diy.stackexchange.com/q/44925/46271) and it’s answers. – Kris Mar 29 at 11:52
  • The remote allows independent control of light and fan with only one hot wire input to the receiver. If you have two input hots available, the simplest thing is to use only one, e.g., the black, and cap off the red input. – Jim Stewart Mar 29 at 12:51
  • To Kris first comment : From ceiling supply is white, black, red and ground wires. No fan installed in home previously. New home. has 2 gang box switches on wall. One dedicated switch for the for the 4 can receptacles and the right switch could be used to control fan. – user3537618 Mar 29 at 13:09

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