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Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

For questions about ceiling fans -- i.e. fans that are mounted to a ceiling, visible within the room, and circulate air within that room. Vent/exhaust fans should use [exhaust-fan] and friends instead.

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Why is attic wire controlled by two circuit breakers?

I live in a condo built in the late 70s. I'm installing a ceiling fan in the master bedroom and need to run electricity to it. I went in the attic and there is an existing romex wire near the ...
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How should I connect a ceiling fan with four 12/2 cables coming in?

I had a detached garage built. The guy who ran the electrical is not available and I am having some trouble with how he ran the wiring for two ceiling fans in the loft area. There is one switch (...
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Remove ceiling fan/light combination replacing with a light and remove 1 of 2 switches that controlled the ceiling fan

I am replacing a ceiling fan/light kit combination with a light fixture. The ceiling fan is controlled by 2 switches; one for light on/off and one for the fan on/off + 3 speed control. My desired end ...
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How do I wire my ceiling fan with two switches (one for lights the other for fan)?

So I am replacing my bedroom ceiling fan. I messed up and forgot to take a picture of the wiring. I know I screwed up, but now it is a learning opportunity. I am sure that electrical standards vary ...
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Questions on smart bulbs (Zigbee type) in an old ceiling fan/light fixture

We have a 20 year old fan with light kit that is fully functional and in good condition. Hubby installed and it is wired to a single wall switch that controls power to it - no dimmer. The fan itself ...
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Weird wiring in a 4-connection switch configuration for ceiling fan/light

I bought a new fan with an LED light, so the dimmer switch connected to the old fan has to be switched. When I pulled out the switch, I found a confusing set up. Wiring instructions The current ...
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Why do my ceiling fan lights flicker and then come on later?

The lights on my living room ceiling fan do not come on when switched on. They flash on then off. But if you leave the switch on and come back a few mins later the light will turn right on. It’s been ...
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Can someone explain this wiring configuration to me?

See my previous question for more detail on my household's bizarre wiring. Three of my bedrooms have dimmer switches connected to outlets and ceiling fans, which is electrically unsafe and just ...
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two dimmer switches in one box operating two ceiling fans and lights…how to wire

In my current box I have two single pole switches. one turns on the lights for two ceiling fans. the other switch turns on the fans for both ceiling fans. I want to put dimmers on both fans and ...
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Ceiling fan wiring blue/white/black vs. 3 black/3 white/red

I want to install a ceiling fan that has 3 wires - blue white and black, but the ceiling light has 3 black wires and 3 white wires and 1 red wire. I'm confused because the 3 black wires are together ...
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Ceiling fan gets voltage but lights do not turn on

I just connected a new ceiling fan with lights and the lights and fan won't turn on. I tried to hunt down the problem and used a non contact voltage detector and the voltage does flow to the wires on ...
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ceiling fan switch on wall

I purchased an older home and the ceiling fan in the bedroom has a resistor (I think) on the wall, it is a switch with a round knob to control the light and fan speed. Can I bypass this and control ...
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Need help with new ceiling fan wiring

So I bought a new remote ceiling fan. I can't get the fan to turn on while connected to the receiver. I have a black, green, red and white wire coming out of my ceiling. I have all 3 greens connected ...
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Confusing ceiling fan wiring

Long story short, moved into this house 2 years ago, 2 gang switches in bedroom, one for ceiling fan and light, one supposedly for switched outlet. Finally got around to finding which outlet was ...
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Three way fan control, single switch

I have replaced a large chandelier in a common area with a ceiling fan, it already had the appropriate support box, because of its size. However it is controlled by two three way switches. Is there a ...
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ceiling fan light kit wiring problems

When I try to add a light kit to my ceiling fan the light seems to short. It is a separate circuit and I checked the wires for the light and they are 120v not 240 I thought maybe I was wiring two hots ...
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What is the device resembling a capacitor in my ceiling fan?

The light works on my ceiling fan, but the fan does not. My brief research suggested that I check the capacitor. I disassembled the unit, and I find two things in there that look similar--one being a ...
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Wire Ceiling fan with two switched hots and ground but no common wire

age description here][1]2Installing new ceiling fan with a remote. Pulled the old fan down and from the ceiling I have a black wire, a white wire wrapped in black electrical tape and a bare ground ...
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I am replacing a ceiling fan in a bedroom and the wiring in the receptacle is confusing me

I am replacing an old ceiling fan and combination switch in a bedroom in my house. I am trying to connect a new switch that controls both functions (fan and light) separately, as well as a dimming ...
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Wiring ceiling fan/light properly on 2 different floors

I have a room with a cathedral ceiling and a mezzanine. On the ceiling I installed a ceiling fan with a light. I want to be able to control "three-way style" the fan and the light from the 2 floors (...
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Ceiling Fan Tripping breaker

I installed a new fan. Since I will be controlling the fan and light from the unit itself, I changed the existing fan controller on the wall to a 15/20 amp on/off switch. Going to the wall controller ...
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Can I combine red & black wire from ceiling to black wire on remote reciever

enter image description here I have 2 switches on wall, 4 wires from ceiling. The ceiling fan I purchased only has 2 wires to be hooked up. Can I combine the red & black wires from ceiling to ...
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Wiring in switch which turns on half outlet with no neutral

I have a weird situation with the wiring in a switch box. I am adding a ceiling fan to the room and would like to replace the existing switch which powers an outlet with a double switch. One that ...
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I have a ceiling fan light combo

There are two black wires on pull chain four white and four black on the light assembly I had to change pull switch a d wires pull off from the ceiling fan there is two white wires a black wire and a ...
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Connection for ceiling fan with remote and two light switches

I replaced an old fan/light that could be turned on from two different switches. The new fan/light has a remote. The are two black wires twisted together, two red wires twisted together and two white ...
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Odd wiring at switch. Please help

I plan to run a ceiling fan/light to this switch which is already connected to an outlet. Can you explain this wiring and if it is safe? I don't understand how or why there is a black wire sitting ...
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3 way switch ceiling fan and light

My old ceiling fan had the light switched 3 way and the fan on a separate single switch. my new fan w/remote does not account for this and there is no place to connect the red from the junction box to ...
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Install ceiling fan w/o installing receiver for remote

Installed new remote control ceiling fan with light in a room with a separate fan switch and light switch and it doesn't work.
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Fanimation Blitz 56-in DC - Bypass Remote

first time poster here. I just bought this ceiling fan in Lowes. The fan I'm replacing was controlled by 2 3-way switches for the light and 1 switch for the fan. I wanted to keep this setup but ...
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How do I safely extend electrical wiring without replacing it entirely?

I'm in the process of replacing a light fixture with a ceiling fan. I replaced the old mount with a pan ceiling support box. The wiring is old (1920s) and inside armored cable coming through the stud. ...
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wiring a ceiling fan that has 2 2way switches to a universal ceiling fan wall control

I want to wire my ceiling fan to a ceiling fan wall control. The problem is that the location where I am putting it is controlled by 2 2-way switches. I need to figure out the correct wiring method so ...
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Remove a 3 way switch to install fan remote

Newb so be gentle. I installed a fan that doesn't seem to be wired for a separate fan and light switch at the wall, so I capped off the red wire from the ceiling at the fan, and installed the fan ...
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Hunter Ceiling Fan with Remote to dual switch on wall - how to wire?

Long story short, all was working per my question below as installed by a contractor(I'm 99% sure) - until it came loose from the ceiling and i quickly undid all of the wiring (lesson learned - quick ...
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Why are the LED lights in my ceiling fan suddenly dim?

Installed ceiling fan with LED lights. Circuit has three way switches no dimmers. Lights worked fine for a 1-1/2 months, but then turned on one morning and lights are dim. Fan has a remote to turn on ...
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Wiring help with ceiling fan

Massive struggle with wiring, just purchased ceiling fan and don't understand the two yellow wires and 3 red wires. Any recommendations? (https://i.stack.imgur.com/0ibZN.jpg)
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New ceiling fan with remote wiring help

I need help with the wiring of a new ceiling fan. The previous ceiling fan was wired to two switches on the wall, one to control the light and one to control the fan. The new harbor breeze fan one ...
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Ceiling fan wiring diagram for 2 lights?

Ceiling fan with 2 lights. It's the top light's pull chain I'm replacing. Light stays on. Won't shut off. How do you wire it right?
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LED lights in ceiling fan

I replaced bulbs in our ceiling fans with LED bulbs. When we turn switch on lights come on then off and then come back on and stay on. Any suggestions to repair problem? Ceiling fan is a Harbor Breeze ...
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How do I switch a ceiling fan to a regular light fixture?

I live in a trailer that was built in 1974. I took down a ceiling fan that was hanging way too low for my height. I was very surprised to find 6 wires hanging down from the ceiling. Two of the wires ...
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Ceiling fan with 2 switches with remote

Where are the wires I have, I am confuse to where the red from the ceiling goes, nothing in the manuals talk about a red wire. Right now we have 1 switch controlling the light, and 1 controlling the ...
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Ceiling fan/light controller for two on a 3-way circuit?

I have two ceiling fan/light combos controlled by two three way switches. They formerly each had RL-103 controllers but without proper wall controls so operation was inconvenient. What controller can ...
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Light Kit Not Working

When installing a ceiling fan light kit the light only works when fan is on high. Another Hunter fan stopped working at all after light kit was installed to marked wires. What might cause this?
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Ceiling Fan with 2 Switches and Remote

I just recently bought a the merwry ceiling fan from home depot. It's a wireless fan with remote and I have 2 switches in my house, 1 with light dimmer. I wired everything up and everything seems to ...
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ceiling fan/light fixture wiring with 3 (3-wire) cables

I am replacing an old (1980s?) ceiling fan with light. The light and fan were turned on with one wall switch and pull cables on the fan. I pulled out the fan fixture and found wiring in the box that ...
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Installing smart switches, instructions don't match my wiring?

I'm trying to replace a couple switches with smart switches and the instructions provided with the switch I have (TP-Link HS200) don't match my wiring set up 100%. I'm thinking (hoping) I have the ...
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Ceiling fan malfunction

My ceiling fan keeps running at a very low speed although the power switch is turned off at the wall switch and by the pull cord. Is there any danger, and what is happening?
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Can I add a single pole switch to a 3 way switch with power?

I have a box with 14-2 power, 14-3 communicator wires (run from another switch that is connected to lights), and a 14-2 cable fora ceiling fan. How do I wire the switches to operate independently in ...
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how to install track lighting on preexisting ceiling fan?

I have an existing ceiling fan with a light fixture that I would like to replace with track lighting and spot lights. For this purpose, I have bought the "TROSS" ceiling track lighting from Ikea ...
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4 pair of cables lead to Ceiling fan box

I've got two power switches that go to this ceiling fan. Both switches would cut power to the fan and to the light. It's been so long since I took it down I don't remember how it goes. I've got 4 ...
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Ceiling Fan Light won’t work

My ceiling fan light stopped working in my kitchen. I thought one of the sockets broke so I bought a new light kit. Installed it ...correctly...and still no light. There is a remote control receiver ...