Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

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Replace switch with dimmer for lights on two fans

The two lights are wired to one switch. The fans are wired to the other switch. Can I install a dimmer just to control the lights and use a one pole since there is only one switch?
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Will this ceiling fan box replacement work in old work hole?

I have had a hanging light fixture in the middle of the living room which I now want to replace with a ceiling fan+light. Nothing huge and fancy... but a hunter nonetheless. The old pan box was, old (...
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Connecting Ceiling Fan

Power source in fixture. Two 3-way switches. How do I get constant hot to ceiling fan and work the light with both switches.
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Light flickers once when fan is turned on

Greetings beloved comrades, I have several lighted ceiling fans of the same model wired with separate, non-dimming, wall switches for the fan and light. The lights inside may be LEDs, but I haven't ...
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Hunter ceiling fan stopped working but is working again

We have had our Hunter ceiling fan four about 2 years, no issues. As of yesterday we went to turn on the fan and it would not move, just a faint humming noise like it was trying to work. The lights ...
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Casablanca Bel Air Ceiling fan with W62 Remote controller

Ceiling fan is running on low and light is on but remote doesn't work any longer to adjust. Batteries were changed. Dip switch remains the same. Turned off power at breaker and reset remote to no ...
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Harbor Breeze Ceiling fan lights flash after being on for about 10 minutes or so

We have a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan that has been working perfectly for about 2-3 years. Now, whenever we turn the lights on they start to blink after approximately 10 minutes or so. We changed the ...
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Wire ceiling fan switch with remote control to always on

How can I wire the switch of a remote controlled ceiling fan to always on so it can only be controlled with the remote. I basically want to have a smart RF controller (BOND) be able to control the ...
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Ceiling fan with remote and switch

I have two switches on the wall that used to be for a ceiling fan to control a light and fan separately. The fan was removed at some point and replaced with a light. When that was done the wires for ...
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Ceiling fan light flickers whenever fan is turned off

I recently remodeled my room and added in a ceiling fan. The room only had a dimmer switch installed which I didn't think would be a big deal because it would either be on or off. However, I'm now ...
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Trouble with LED dimmable bulbs in fan

I recently purchased LED candelabras to replace my incandescent bulbs in my fan. When I installed just one bulb everything worked perfect (fully dimmable/full power). I didn't like the color ...
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How to wire a ceiling fan to one switch with 2 cables

If I have 2 cables, both with hot, neutral, and ground running from one box and a ceiling fan and light that will be on separate switches in one wall box, do I hook up blue to black, black to black, ...
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Adding recessed LEDs to existing ceiling fan/light circuit - where to tap?

I'd like to add a couple 4" recessed LEDs to an existing fan/light circuit in my room. The fan/light is controlled by a wall switch, and it also has a remote (fan does not turn on if switch is OFF). ...
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3 white wires and 3 black wires from ceiling fixture

There are 2 switches on the wall. One controls the fan and the other is for the lights. Ground wires are connected. How do I connect the 6 wires to the 3 from the fan?
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Installing a projector a ceiling junction box

So in my apartment, tenants aren't allowed to drill holes in the ceiling (it's concrete), but there are junction boxes available where lighting/fans can be installed. I thought it might be a good ...
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E12 led smart bulbs don't work in ceiling fan

I tried replacing two e12 bulbs with led e12 smart bulbs but with both leds the lights don't turn on with the wall switch or smart phone. Here's the weird part. If I put one incandescent bulb in ...
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Ceiling fan/light install with dual switch help

I have 2 switched for my ceiling unit and light and fan only work on 1 of the switches not both like it should. I had just a light fixture installed. I bought a fan/light combo and I have 2 wall ...
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T3 lamp in Harbor Breeze ceiling fan issue

Ceiling fan light went out. After a struggle to remove the globe, I discovered it needs a special bulb. Geez, I cannot believe my luck! Anyway, after researching, I discovered it uses a T3 100W 120v ...
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My Light Switch Wont Turn Off My Fan

I replaced a ceiling light in my bathroom with a fan and light. It is on one switch using the same wires as the previous light, which worked. Hooked up according to installation standards. Brother ...
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Replacing receiver on a ceiling fan, but receiver has fewer wires than the fan

I moved into a place with two fans controlled by one remote, which has been annoying. I bought the Hampton Bay Universal Thermostatic Ceiling Fan Remote Control and am trying to replace the existing ...
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Ceiling fan stops running after a while

I have a ceiling fan fixture with lights. The fan runs fine for a few hours or so and then suddenly seems to lose power and slow to a stop. The switch stays on and the circuit breakers are not ...
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Breaker trips when both switches on circuit are on

I've got a ceiling fan/light wired to a double switch (like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-15-Amp-Combination-Double-Switch-White-R62-05224-2WS/202027008) The source is at the switch and ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan to a possible non grounded line

I am wiring a new ceiling fan and noticed there is no ground wire unless the two twisted copper wires are the ground. Does the green connect to the fan itself by attaching it to the black screw on the ...
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Ceiling fan light fixture blew

I mistakenly put in a dimmer light bulb and, when I pulled the string to turn on the lights, it blew the light fixture of my ceiling fan. I've tried changing the bulbs, but the fixture isn't working ...
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Ceiling fixture faulty?

I'm not an electrician nor I claim to be. But I have had one out here recently and hoping to get more understanding and insight. My ceiling fan in the kitchen is very old, at least 40 years. It has 5 ...
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ceiling fan install red wire /white wire

My kitchen had a ceiling light with 2 switches. I removed the light fixture and I want to install a ceiling fan and light that has a remote control. I connected the black wire from the fan to the ...
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my ceiling fan fell and i wanna know how to wire the leftover wires sticking out of the ceiling?

at the moment half the room has no power and the fan did have a switch just in case that helps. as you can see in the pic ive already attempted to wire it and i manged to get power back to part of ...
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How to remove old pancake junction box (metal brace, lathe and plaster cieling)

I'm trying to upgrade my ceiling electrical boxes for ceiling fans. The house is from 1935 and lord knows when the electrical work is from, but it's old. Got up in the attic to get the old box out ...
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Adding remote to ceiling fan that is not on a switch but the light is

I am adding a remote control to my ceiling fan, but the wiring is puzzling. The fan is set up off of one line and does not go to a switch. You control it through the pull cord only. The light is wired ...
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replacing ceiling fan with standard light

I originally had a ceiling light with a smoke detector in the ceiling. After removing it, I discovered two black, two white, two red and one ground wire in a single box. When I turn on the switch, ...
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Ceiling fan light dims up and down continuously

I have a 13 year old hunter ceiling fan with a remote that dims the lights and turns them on and off. The fan works fine but the light just started to dim up and down continuously on its own. Anyone ...
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Ceiling fan trouble/question

I have been working with a ceiling fan for the last few days and I feel utterly defeated. The fan in question is the Clarkston 2 44in. LED. I went into the previous light fixture and disassembled it....
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Need Help Wiring Replacement Ceiling Fan

I hadn't run into any trouble with replacing the ceiling fans in my older home (~21 years old) until today when I attempted to swap out the ceiling fan in our bonus room. Thinking this would be a ...
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Can a switched single speed fan (no light) be converted to 3 speed via different toggle switch?

Can a basic single speed shop fan (no light) be converted to 3 speed via different type toggle switch?
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Ceiling Fan Installation - Nonstandard setup for Downrod Fan

The original ceiling fan in the master bedroom broke. When it was removed, what I found appears to be a nonstandard connection. I'm assuming the absence of an electrical box means this is not the ...
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What size light bulb do I need?

I’m assuming it’s an older model Hampton Bay ceiling fan but I bought an e12 bulb and it doesn’t fit, so now I need a converter! Please help I’m going crazy trying to find out the size. And, here's a ...
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Replacing a light kit on a ceiling fan with a cap?

I want to remove the light kit from a hunter fan. What product do I use to cover the opening where the light kit was attached?
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Garage ceiling fan / light - changing switch

The house I bought has numerous light/fan switches with smart switches. The one in my garage started going crazy so I removed it and bought a regualr dual switch to replace it. The problem is, once I ...
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wiring ceiling fan

Our house was wired for ceiling fans but they were never installed. I recently put in the fans and they work well, but the pre-installed switch only turns the light off and on. The fan only works on ...
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1 switch controls lights and fan, the other controls nothing. How can I make one control lights and one control the fan?

It seems like this was the way it worked originally, but someone had it changed. There is another area in my apartment that is in the same situation. I measured 114VAC from the right switch (I'm ...
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Electrical box in ceiling has too three cables coming in. How do we know which ones to use for hook-up?

Three sets of wires come into our overhead light electrical box. Two with white, black, ground, one with white, black, red, ground. Which wires do we use to hang our fan/light? It comes with white, ...
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remedying ceiling fan horror-show

In the course of doing some other work, I came across this poor installation of a ceiling fan. This was done when my house was originally wired by "professional" electricians, and presumably ...
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Ceiling Fan Not Spinning Normally, Replaced Capacitor Already

We've had this house since late June, and the house was renovated. I am not sure if the ceiling fan in question was brand new or simply recently new. It is a Harbor Breeze, Model RLG52NWZ5C3L. ...
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Ceiling fan mounting, old home, worried I did it wrong

This weekend, I replaced a non-functioning ceiling fan in our home with a new one. The home is over 100 years old. When I replaced the fan, I found what is pictured in the attached image. It seems to ...
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Ceiling Fan Wiring Confusion P2

The 2 black + 1 white is my always-hot bundle. I won't use it (unless I want to power the fan 24x7 and use a remote on it). The 2 white is the neutral bundle. My fan will need that. The loose black is ...
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Ceiling fan installation light works fan won’t turn

So I got a fan/light fixture and fixed it up. When I turn on the switch(I have just 1) only the light turns on. The fan doesn’t turn on. What could I be doing wrong?
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Proper wiring of ceiling fan with a remote and one wall switch

Wiring from the Ceiling: Black Red White Copper ground Wiring from Remote: Input side: black and white wires Output side: white, black, blue, and green (ground) Wiring from Fan motor: black, white, ...
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Ceiling Fan Toggle Switch No Longer Used - Can I do anything else with it?

I have a ceiling fan with a light kit in my house that USED to be controlled by two toggle switches. The light and ceiling fan used to be controlled separately - you flip one switch to turn on the ...
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Is a ceiling fan box brace required?

I am about to install a ceiling fan where there was only a simple light fixture before. The existing electrical box will be removed, and I will install this box in its place. This has me attaching ...
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Fan led light unusual situation

We got new fan (hunter) It came with 4 traditional 40W lights. I want to replace these with 4 led daylight lights 6 w equivalent to 40W, I think. When I replace 1,2,3 out of 4 lights they are well ...