Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

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ceiling fan Wiring with old house

How to wire up ceiling fan with a remote and receiver? Three hot wires tied together, 4 white wires tied together, and 1 black by itself (I think it goes to light switch).
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installing ceiling fan on old pancake box

Just bought a home built in 1945. Wanted to hang a ceiling fan where an old light fixture was. I am ignoring all the non-functional wiring. I purchased a ceiling fan rated box with brace from which to ...
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My ceiling fan/light and my closet light in my master bedroom quit working but all the other lights/outlets work that are connected to that breaker

My ceiling light/fan in my master bedroom and master closet light quit working (both powered by separate light switches), but the rest of the outlets/lights work that are connected to the same breaker ...
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Ceiling fan replacement

I need help please. I want to hook this: to this:
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Ceiling fans - How do I identify this 4th unexpected cable, and how do I go about wiring it back together?

I'm replacing my two ceiling fans (same circuit, single switch). I didn't pay attention to how the wires were connected in the first ceiling box, and now I need help. I've identified the switch as ...
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Can I use a smart switch for a separate light ceiling fan?

I’ve been searching for a very long time for this solution: I’m replacing all of my light switches with smart switches. The switch in my room is a double switch - one switch controls the light, the ...
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wiring fan/light so that remote controls fan and wall switch controls light

Friend wants ceiling fan/light unit installed in existing fan-rated box, which only has one circuit. That is, there is 2-wire romex coming to box, and a switch leg going to a wall-mounted switch. ...
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Ceiling fan with light and 2 wall switches

I'm replacing ceiling fan with light. My problem is the wiring in ceiling. There are 6 black wires. (I've not had fixture in long time.) There are red, white, brown in addition to black. I have 2 wall ...
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How do I change a ceiling fan from switched light, pull-chain fan to just all switch controlled?

Originally my son's fan was wired so that the 1 light switch he has in his room turned on the fan's light then the pull cord on the fan turned the fan on separately, even when the light switch was “...
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Replacing Old Ceiling Fan With Standard Light Fixture

I'm looking to replace and old ceiling fan that was in our house with a standard light. The ceiling fan wad taken out by the previous owner and wires were all capped off and a cover put on a junction ...
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How do I wire my new ceiling fan?

I pulled the old ceiling down and found it had the green wire hooked up to the bare wire, white with white, but black was connected to a cut red wire. Am I not supposed to connect the new fans black ...
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Dimmable LED in ceiling fans

The ceiling fan I just bought has dimmable LED lightbulbs. I want to replace them with a non-LED bulb. Does it have to be 'dimmable'? If so - what are the options?
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can a ceiling fan with a light be controlled separately and having the light on a 3 way switch and have 2 dimmers and 1 switch

New home, walls open, can a ceiling fan with a light be controlled separately and having the light on a 3 way switch with 1 on a dimmer and the fan with a speed control (dimmer) if so how? Thanks Yves
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Replace dual switch fan (4 wire) with light (3 wire)

Can I just cap the extra red wire at the ceiling box and not bother to change the light switch? I know you are supposed to cap the extra wire at the switch but want to know what happens if I don't?
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How do I hook up a ceiling fan with a black, white and ground (no blue) to a white, black ground and a red wire?

How do I hook up my remote controlled ceiling fan with a black, white and ground(doesn’t have a blue wire) to my ceiling electrical which has a black, white, ground and red wire
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Replace ceiling fan with basic light

So I removed an old ceiling fan that connected by harness, cutting the harness out, and was left with this ridiculous amount of wiring. I’ve replaced old lights in this house with newer ones, but it ...
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Can RED and BLACK wire from ceiling connected to ONE BLACK WIRE of FAN with integrated lighting (i.e no seperate light wire)?

I have two fan switches that operate a bulb (but not in a 3-way configuration). Both the red and black wires are connected to the bulb so either switch will turn on the light but only both off will ...
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Replacing light and fan switches with a dual Lutron Caseta setup

I have two switches on my wall: one that turns the ceiling fan light on/off, and one that turns the fan itself on/off. I would like to change this to a Lutron Caseta setup where I can dim the lights ...
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How do I wire a standard ceiling light to a ceiling fan?

I'm trying to attach a standard, 15 watt, ceiling light to the bottom of my ceiling fan using some of the instructions that were given on this website. I've attached the blue and white wire coming out ...
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Replace 3-way light with ceiling fan

Trying to install a ceiling fan to replace a bedroom light that's currently on a 3 way switch. I'd like to leave the ceiling fan light on the 3 way switch, and then have one new single switch for the ...
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How to wire light and fan on a cathedral ceiling?

I want to add some lights to the roof joist and a ceiling fan to the ridge beam. The height of the ridge beam is 20 feet. I plan to run romex up the wall to the peak. At the peak should I continue ...
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Convert Fan (on 14/3) to 2 single pole Light & Outlet

I have a light switch that has 14/2 (power) coming into the box, and 14/3 going out to the ceiling (where there was a fan). The 14/3 carried light/fan controls separately. I removed the fan and ...
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The speed control switch on ceiling fan and needed to be replaced & disintegrated on removal. I cannot match the wires with the right terminals

The fan has yellow, red, black & blue wires. The switch was a KTE E87438 3089 pull-chain switch & I purchased a replacement. I no longer have the fan's manufacturer, but I need to know whether ...
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How do I wire in this replacement ceiling fan remote receiver?

I bought a Hunter universal remote set to replace the ceiling fan/light remote. The old receiver has "to Motor L" and to "Motor N" while the new one only has one wire for the fan. ...
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Running a BLDC Ceiling Fan on an Off Grid DC System

first post here and I'll start by saying my electrical knowledge is limited at best. So I'm building cabin/weekend house and attempting to run the entire house, at least for the time being, on DC. ...
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Multiple TRIAC Dimmers Driving 1 load each on same circuit?

I've searched and searched and can't find my issue anywhere so thought I'd give this a shot. I purchased a handful of these (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086PPRWL7) in hopes I could unify the ...
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Replacing ceiling fan with existing speed dial

I just bought a new ceiling fan (with light) to replace a 20+ year old ceiling fan (without light). The old fan has an existing speed dial control in the wall. I’m pretty confident that I can replace ...
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Help wiring a ceiling fan with fan speed and light switches

I am attempting to install a new ceiling fan that has lights (the old one only had a fan). I'm unsure of how to properly wire it with the various wires coming out from the fan box. The fan wires are ...
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Some dimmable LED bulbs don't dim all the way in ceiling fan

If I install 3 of these (60-Watt Equivalent B11 Dimmable ENERGY STAR Clear Glass Filament LED Vintage Edison Light Bulb Bright White ) in my ceiling fan: click to embiggen everything works exactly as ...
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Why does my ceiling fan turn off after 20min?

This fan has a remote, but no light. The remote has a bunch of buttons that do not seem to help (e.g 1H 2H 8H). The fan just runs for 20 min then shuts off on its own. I have to press the remote again ...
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Old ceiling fan took separate hot wires for light and fan motor; new fan wants a single hot wire

I'm trying to replace a ceiling fan and am struggling to understand how to update the wiring inside the ceiling box. Both the old and the new ceiling fans include a light. The old fan accepted ...
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Need a wiring diagram for separate switches to a ceiling fan/light

Anyone have a wiring diagram for converting a single switch that controls a ceiling fan/light kit into 2 separate switches that control each separately? Power is at the switch and is in the middle of ...
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How do I connect remote control ceiling fan to fan box with four house wires (two white, two black?)

I’m replacing very old ceiling fans in our house. Each the old fans have lights controlled by one switch and the fan controlled by another switch. The house wires in the ceiling fan box connect to the ...
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Ceiling fan with remote and 2 wall switches

I have a ceiling fan with remote and 2 switches. I have it installed via the diagram below, but I've grown tired of having a useless switch on the wall. I capped the red wire to the second switch, but ...
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Replacing ceiling fan with light and remote (single pole)and there are two cables in the light box

So I just bought a new home and I am replacing some of the outdated ceiling fans. I have done this many times before. However in one room the fixture wasn’t working right. The bulbs kept burning out, ...
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Why does my ceiling fan turn on by itself?

I have an Eliza Hugger Atlas fan. The only problem is that it turns on randomly by itself at night. Doesn't seem like the exact same time, but sometimes I wake up in the night and it's on. I see a ...
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Ceiling fan (2 wires to 6 wires)

Replacing an existing ceiling fan. Single pole switch. Goal: it works… flip the switch on fan and light come on. Control setting through the remote. Junction box has ground, 2 blacks twisted with a ...
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Switch Loop Setup

Owner of home tried to setup new ceiling fan did not work. Asked me to come over and fix it. How I think it is setup: Switch has hot wire and hot black wire. They go to light fixture. From light ...
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How do I fix this crossed wiring situation?

I believe there is a wire set going from a single switch to an outlet. Then from the outlet to the ceiling fixture. How I think its hooked up: The outlet has the two black wires wire nutted together (...
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I have a fan/light in my room area & I want to add 6 can lights to the switch the fan runs off of I just want to be able to run both at the same time

So I'm trying to add recessed lighting to a ceiling fan with light.. I have an older home so my switch only has a black and white wire to the switch.. how would I wire the can lights to come on with ...
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When ceiling fan chain is pulled the rotation of the blades reverses. Fan will not stop while turned on

So I have a ceiling fan that when the switch is turned on the fan will not stop. When you pull the chain that should control the speed of the fan it simply reverses the rotation of the fan, all while ...
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One room is always the hottest in the house

Whether it's winter or summer, hot or cold outside, my bedroom is always the hottest in the house. I have taken temperature readings and the air temperature can exceed 85 degrees. I have a fan almost ...
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Ceiling fan light fixture circuit breaks after power applied

Our ceiling fan light fixtures clicks and stops providing power to the bulbs after about 30 seconds, regardless of whether the chain switch is passing power to the bulbs or not. It has a separate ...
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Celling fan work only when separate light switch is on

I replaced one of the light switches with a dimmer now ceiling fan only works when the light switch is switched on.
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Adding Dimmer to Fan Light

I'm looking to add a dimmer switch to the lights on my ceiling fan and have the fan part of it work by pulling the chain. The ceiling fan is pretty standard, 4-wire as shown below. Is the following an ...
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ceiling fan oil leak

Lately, when I've been leaving papers out on my desk, some weird yellow-ish grease stains appear on it after a while. After doing a bit of research about what could cause my problem, I found out that ...
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Ceiling fan speed also controls light current - wired wrong?

I recently bought a house, and one of the Harbor Breeze ceiling fans seems to be wired wrong. The light button on the remote does nothing. The three fan speed buttons control the fan speed, but also ...
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Can 2x4s holding up ceiling drywall support a ceiling fan using a brace and box?

I went to remove a plastic ceiling box where a light fixture was in our home in order to install a ceiling fan brace and box, only to realize that there's actually another old popcorn ceiling above ...
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Ceiling fan light powered by two 3-way switches, but also by fan's single pole switch. Is it safe to replace the 3-way switch with a smart dimmer?

I have a very weird setup for my living room, and at first I didn't actually realize what was happening until I started looking into replacing a 3-way switch with a 3-way smart dimmer (Leviton DZ6HD ...
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Modify ceiling fan reverse switch to be on/off switch instead?

I have a typical ceiling fan in my room. It has a 3 speed chain, a lights on/off chain, and a switch to reverse direction of rotation. Is there a way to modify the wiring of the reverse switch such ...
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