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Best way to install a ceiling fan with a surface-mounted junction box

I am buying an apartment where a previous owner added a chandelier using a surface-mounted ceiling junction box and surface-mounted conduit (in other words, nothing is inside the ceiling.) I'd like ...
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Can you wire a second light to have constant power from a switch?

I have a ceiling light on a dimmer. A second light is also wired in that is also controlled by the dimmer. Is there any way for me to convert this second light to constant power for a ceiling fan ...
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Replacement LED lights for ceiling fans

These are all over Aliexpress and Amazon in a variety of physical sizes, wattages, colors, shapes, and other configurations. The light that comes with the original ceiling fan is quite dim. The label ...
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Reason the light switch isn’t controlling the fan part?

I have a ceiling fan in my bedroom the light switch on the wall only controls the light part…To turn the fan part on and off I have to use the pull chain…Anybody know what could be the reason the ...
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Breaker trips with fan installation. What am I doing wrong?

I'm trying to power up my ceiling fan, but for unknown reasons, it keeps tripping the breaker. I had it connected the same way in the other room, and it was working perfectly. The fan is composed of ...
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The light on my ceiling fan shuts off every 2 minutes and 47 seconds. NOT the ceiling fan, JUST the light

I have an older concord remote control that works with my ceiling fan and light. The light shuts off automatically every 2 minutes and 47 seconds. Then I push the button on the remote to turn the ...
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Need help identifying this ceiling fan (or a similar one) [closed]

I have three of these ceiling fans in my home and would like to purchase a fourth to match. Unfortunately I'm having a hard time identifying the manufacturer or model. There's no labelling on the ...
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Switch loop light convert to ceiling fan

I am wanting to convert a ceiling light on a single pole switch that is switch looped to a ceiling fan light combo and have that controlled by the currently exiating single pole switch.. is this as ...
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Can I substitute a 4 wire fan capacitor for a 3 wire one and not use the third capacitor section?

One section of a 3 wire 4/4.5uF fan capacitor is bad and I have searched all over on line for a replacement (18 year old (Craftmade). Can I substitute a 4 wire 4/4.5/5uF capacitor and just not use ...
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Changing faceplate on Casablanca Intellitouch [closed]

I’ve got a switch box that I am replacing all of the old dimmers in. That box also includes some model of Casablanca IntelliTouch (1990s if that helps). The old one was ivory, but all of the new ones ...
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Wiring Hunter Skysail ceiling fan

I've searched and searched the web and I've read the related questions posted here, but each model discussed seems to be different and none of the schematics I've found match closely enough. For this ...
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Why did my Hunter ceiling fan quit working after a storm?

I have a Hunter ceiling light/FAN in the bedroom. I do not have a remote; I just use wall switch. During a recent storm the fan stopped working but the light works. The fan is approximately 25 yrs old....
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Ceiling Fan Installation with Light

I am replacing my ceiling fan. I have a two switch wall box connected to a ceiling fan box with four wires coming out. One switch controls the light and the second switch controls the fan. In the ...
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Replaced ceiling fan, had 2 working switches, now only 1

I replaced a ceiling fan that had a burned out motor with a new one, a Hunter Channing. The single wall switch has 2 throws. Previously the top one turned the fan light on and off, and the bottom ...
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Possible to control single ceiling fan + light with separate control switches?

I have two rooms with the same type of ceiling fan: multi-speed with dimmable integrated light (Hampton Bay Sidewinder). In the first room, I can successfully control both the light and fan with a ...
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Ceiling Fan/Light Wiring

I am working on finishing up the wiring at my house. I have 2 ceiling fans in my downstairs living room, I initially wired them up in hopes to be able to turn them on when walking in from the main ...
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Ceiling fan makes noise on high speed after using lamp string

I have a 3-speed ceiling fan installed on a sloped ceiling. The unit has an extension from mount to fan which is about 2 feet. It was installed 2 years ago. When the fan is set to lowest and middle ...
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New Minka Aire ceiling fan is making this tapping noise

My wife and I got a new Minka Aire Light Wave ceiling fan for our 1965 townhouse, and it's been making a tapping noise that's been keeping me awake. We tried installing a longer downrod since it was ...
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ceiling fan mounting help

I removed the old 15.5" box which has 2 2.5" wood screws diagonally run into the stud. As far as I can tell the box itself is not rated for 35 lbs (recommended for the fan). I need to ...
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My new ceiling fan's remote won’t connect to the transmitter when attached to the ceiling plate

We purchased a Fanimation ceiling fan which wouldn’t work. The company sent us a new receiver and remote but it still didn’t work. They then sent a whole new ceiling fan which works when the unit is ...
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Can this 1930s box support a ceiling fan?

I live in a house that was built in 1932. I assume the ceiling fixture boxes are original to the house. It looks like the box is secured to the joist, and it has a brace running between two joists. ...
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How should this fan and light be wired correctly?

I need to replace a combination switch because I don't think it's wired safely and I think the variable speed control killed the current ceiling fan. The light is a three way switch - a second switch ...
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Fan wiring - unable to get ceiling fan work with switch

Trying to install ceiling fan. There are 3 wire (black, red, white and ground). Both black and red are hot. The green one in the picture is from fan mount. The bare wire is the ground coming from ...
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Can you use wall switches and fan speed regulator in conjunction with a ceiling fan remote or do you have to choose between the two control options?

I removed an old ceiling fan with a light, wired to 2 3-way switches and a dimmer for the fan speed...so 4 wires in the ceiling box-black, red, white, green. The new fan has only 3 wires - red, white, ...
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What features should a ceiling fan have so I can switch light and fan separately?

The 30 year old ceiling fan has 2 switches, one for the light and one for the fan. I want to keep the 2 wall switches if possible and do not care about a remote. What should I look for in a new fan?
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How to Wire Hunter Ceiling Fan to Dual Slider Switch

I need some help with how to wire my Hunter ceiling fan/light so that they both work off of a dual slider switch. Fan box Dual gray wires - neutral Dual blue wires - hot Pink wire - light slider ...
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Minka Aire remote appears to be ON all the time with no change to the fan function

The green light on the remote is always on when the battery is in place. The fan does not respond to any pressed buttons. Occasionally, it seems to make a connection and will perform all the past ...
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New remote control ceiling fan. When switch is on can't turn off light

Installed a new remote controlled ceiling fan. Went from 2 switches to 1. New fan only has black, white, neutral. I capped off the red. Fan works, light works, but doesn't shut off unless I turn ...
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When I replaced a ceiling fan, I noticed the fan circuit had about 30 V on it when the light circuit was on and vice versa

I took the old fan down. To make sure I wired the light to the same switch, I tested the voltage at the outlet box in the ceiling before I hung the new fan. When I turned on the light switch, I ...
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Ceiling Fan and Light Fixture Don't Work

I last used my ceiling fan and light fixture in early January 2024. Both worked properly. The unit is operated with a simple remote control. When I attempted to turn the light fixture on last week, ...
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Ceiling fan light turns off when i pull the fan cord to adjust fan speeds

Intermittent issue. Ceiling fan lights turn off when I pull the fan cord to adjust speeds. When this happens the only way to turn the Ceiling fan lights back on is to flick the wall switch off and ...
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How can I wire a ceiling fan with two 14/2 cables? [closed]

I have a single 14/2 supply line going into a switch box with two single pole switches. From there, two 14/2 lines go to a ceiling junction box with a fan that has a blue, black, and white wire. This ...
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Bypass Tuya “smart” fan controller

I just bought a fan that has a Tuya controller that uses a remote/wifi to control the fan and lights (see picture from instructions). The previous fan assembly was controlled by two switches, ...
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Ceiling fan outlet is hot

I'm replacing a ceiling fan. Inside the ceiling fan outlet box, there is one white electrical cable with a Red, white, copper and black wire coming out of the electrical cable. The ceiling fan I am ...
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Using "dumb" fan control switch as a remote

I have a standard 3-speed fan and dimmable light bulb that I would like to control independently using this specific "dumb" switch, with two independent dimmers for the fan speed and light ...
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Dimmer wired to 2 lights and half wall outlet

I am pretty comfortable with wiring in a DIY sense but this has me stumped. We have two ceiling fans, each with a light set. At one end of the room is a standard toggle for turning fan lights off/on....
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Ceiling fan extra pair of wire for light

I have two power switches in my study which go to the ceiling fan. The ceiling fan is a fan+light combo and uses only one pair of wires. The other switch is unused. The light from the fan is not ...
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My Kichler 60" Ferron DC Ceiling Fan does not work after a short

I had some remodeling going on that included electrical work. In another room I found a GFI plug that failed. I don't know if that is directly involved or not but the ceiling fan is on this circuit. ...
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Im trying to remove a screw holding a part from a fanimation fan and it remains stuck no matter what. Any suggestions?

I'm trying to replace some parts of a fanimation fan and inside of it there's a piece with wires inside that can't be removed unless I remove the glass cover. There are 3 screws in which I removed two ...
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Converted dimmers causing circuit issues

A friend of mine called me over to help with an issue he had and I couldn’t help. He currently has a ceiling fan and two lights on the same circuit (possibly more). The two lights are controlled by ...
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Banvil Ceiling fan is not always responding to the remote?

Banvil ceiling fan receiver, I cannot find any info to match model from the old one, Can I replace with any receiver/remote kit?
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Options for replacing a remote-operated ceiling fan/light?

I have a ceiling fan/light in my bedroom that I want to replace with a standard light. The issue is that the ceiling fan and light can only be operated by remote. There is a single hardwired switch in ...
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How can I get my ceiling fan/lights to work independently?

I purchased a used Harbor Breeze ceiling fan used because it was a nice looking fan, but am stymied on if it is possible to wire it for independent light and fan use. The ceiling fan has only two ...
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Why doesn't my new ceiling fan's light work from the pull chain? [closed]

I connected a ceiling fan/light and put white together then the blacks and capped off red. The fan works but light doesn't turn on from the chain. Why?
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Why would a ceiling fan not work after installation?

Replaced a ceiling fan thinking the motor was faulty, however the new one is not turning on. I wired the fan following the instructions below without luck. I’m using wago connectors to connect the ...
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Converting Ceiling Fan Box to a Double Outlet

I am trying to convert a box in the ceiling, wired for a ceiling fan into a box that holds two outlets. The box is controlled by 2 separate switches, one for light and one for fan. I want receptacle #...
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Is 3-way switching circuitry compatible with smart ceiling fans?

I'm gathering from research that generally smart fan control switches are single pole only. We have wiring for a 3-way switched fan/light fixture. Do 3-way smart fan switches exist? Do intrinsically ...
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Are this ceiling fan and this smart fan control switch compatible?

I'm looking at this smart ceiling fan switch described, in part, as Universal fit: easily turn your existing AC ceiling fan into a smart device with our universal smart switch and the best of all, no ...
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Identifying & troubleshooting ceiling fan

I am currently troubleshooting a ceiling fan in my home. Attached are pictures, one with a sticker providing information on the ceiling fan type & the other of the fan itself. On the sticker it ...
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Tried replacing a bedroom light/fan and I can’t get the switch to respond/shut it off

Tried replacing a fan/light combo in a bedroom of a 1971 built home. This is my third install around the house. When I pulled the old fan off I found 7 wires (3 white bundled and soldered together, 3 ...
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