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Installed Ceiling Fan With a Remote And Think I Made a Mistake

I installed a Hunter ceiling fan with a remote control receiver about a week ago. During installation it said to connect grounds to grounds, blacks to blacks, whites to whites, etc. which I did. I ...
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Will ceiling junction box support fan mounting?

Will current ceiling junction box support fan? Not exactly sure if a fan was mounted to it prior as I recently moved into this apartment. Somewhat older of an apartment and box doesn’t directly state ...
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Replace ceiling fan with fan + light

I have an old noisy ceiling fan that I plan to replace. Can I install a ceiling fan with a light fixture regardless of the wiring, or do I need to open it up to see what I'm working with before buying ...
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Mounting box slightly offset in ceiling: is there an offset mounting bracket that I can use to mount ceiling fan?

We're having a new house built, and yesterday we went to check out the progress. They've finished drywalling and sheetrock mudding and we noticed that the electrician installed one box off center. We'...
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Possible ceiling fan failure

Just purchased a 1940 home with mostly 2 conductor cloth wiring installed. The ceiling fan (reversible w/light) in the bedroom wasn't working so I checked and discovered that it had been disconnected ...
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Installing a new fan with old wiring

I'm trying to install a new fan (which I've done more times than I'd like to admit). This is the first time I've seen such odd wiring. The house is from 1975, and there are three different wiring ...
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Do you use a twist-on wire connector to connect a “neutral in” and “common” wire?

I'm upgrading the receiver on a remote-controlled ceiling fan unit (which also controls the ceiling lights in that room). The wiring diagram changed from the old model to the new -- most importantly, ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan with different wires from the ceiling

I'm trying to wire a ceiling fan and light. I have 2 wires coming from the ceiling. 1 is a black, white and ground where the black is constant hot. The second wire is a black, white, ground and red ...
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Stairwell ceiling fan direction for non-heated or cooled entryway

I have a stairwell ceiling fan about 18 feet above a non-heated or cooled entryway foyer. I'm confused about how to set the direction for winter or summer. The main living area above is heated and ...
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Ceiling fan/light suddenly stopped responding to remote controller

The ceiling fan w/light are controlled by a remote control device. A wall switch which over-rides the remote, i.e., if the wall switch is turned off, the fan and the light would turn off. And, the ...
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Wiring a ceiling light to a ceiling fan box: what about ground?

I've only installed pendant lights before, and they came with a bracket with a green screw for grounding, so it was pretty simple. Now I'm trying to install a ceiling light that just has two wires to ...
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how do I Replace a ceiling fan with dimmer switch for lights and on/off switch for fan

I am replacing a ceiling fan+light unit. It is controlled by a on/off switch for the fan and a dimmer switch for the light unit. From the ceiling I have a bare wire, black, white, red wires. The ...
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Ceiling Fan Capacitor Replacement

I need to change out a ceiling fan capacitor, but cannot find exact replacement. 4.5uf(280v)+ 5uf (250v)+5uf(250v)....4 wire, per picture. What would be suggested replacement, based on if & the ...
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Hiw do I get the dome off of ceiling fan?

How do I get this dome off to change the light bulbs? I've tried pulling the brackets, but nothing budges. The dome doesn't screw on/off either. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Installing a dimmer switch for a ceiling fan

I have a ceiling fan with a lights that have to separate switches- one to control the fan on/off, and another to control the lights on/off. I want to put a dimmer on the light switch only but I most ...
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Replacing old ceiling fan - ground wire issue

I'm replacing my old ceiling fan with a new one. The old ceiling mounting bracket is securely mounted to the outlet box. (I cant removed it.) The good news is I can use it for my new ceiling fan. The ...
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How do I determine wiring colors for ceiling fan?

I'm trying to install several ceiling fans for our newly built house. I've noticed the wires have a ground (metal wire), white (assume hot), black (neutral), and a red wire. What's the red wire for? I ...
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Ceiling fan wire if confusion

I’m trying to install a new ceiling fan. I’m having a bunch of difficulties. There are two wall switches that control the lights. Out of the ceiling there are 5 wires a ground bare copper 3 white one ...
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Cieling fan lights take 6 seconds to come on

Harbor Breeze Pawtucket Model 40958 I just had this fan installed through Lowes (8/6/18). When I turn on the fan/lights at the wall switch, the lights take 6 seconds to come on. But the remote on ...
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Black wire x3, white wire x3, ground wire x3.

I took out a ceiling fan in a bedroom. I didn't pay much attention to how it was wired up because I've replaced 5 ceiling lights in the house previously and they've been without issue. My issue on ...
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Wiring- changing from a fan light combo to a fan light combo with remote control

I am replacing an old fan/light combo that was operated by side by side light switches. I have replaced it with a light/fan combo that also has a remote. I can only get the light switch to operate ...
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Ceiling box has 2 black and white wires but fan/ light only has 1 of each

Installing a new fan/light with 1 red wire 1 white wire and 2 green wires The box in my ceiling has 2 black wires, 2 white wires, and one bare wire. (The 2 black wires were capped together, and the 2 ...
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Help with untangling an ancient wiring mess

So, let me preface this by saying I live in a 100 year old apartment building, and I can't tear out all the wiring and start over again. (As much as I'd like to.) In my living room, there existed a ...
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Run conduit from exterior sconce

We have a sconce on the outside of our brick house on a covered patio currently. I would like to run conduit from it to allow us to place an exterior fan on the same covered porch. My questions: 1) ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan with black, white, red, green in ceiling box and two wall switches

I'm trying to wire a ceiling fan in my bedroom (condo built in 2014). The bedroom currently has two wall switches and a single ceiling light (no fan). The right switch turns the light on/off and the ...
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Integral hand held remote, but want to add wall controller. How do I wire that?

Just took down a small ceiling fan. 4 wires--white, black, blue, and green. New Harbor Breeze only 3--black, white, green. Also integral light kit which attached to fan via a molex. Comes with ...
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Ceiling fan replacement wiring issues

I am replacing a ceiling fan (old fan had wall switches (1) for light (1) for fan). The new fan also has a light but has a wireless remote too. My issue is that the old fan used, black, white, blue, &...
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What sort of ceiling fan support do I need where I can't find framing?

As I have already worked on 4 out of 5 ceiling fans I have put up so far (previous question). Now I am going to put the last one up. I need your help on this one. However, one of them I had a light ...
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How can you add a standard light fixture to a ceiling fan?

How can I take a regular old ceiling mount light fixture - such as the one below - and add it to a ceiling fan? Example light fixture: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0135HNWBI?pf_rd_p=d1f45e03-...
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Will this existing Outlet Box support a 23 lb ceiling fan

I live in a house that was build in 2015, this outlet currently mounts a light fixture. I want to replace the lights with a ceiling fan but I am not sure if the current outlet box will support the fan....
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Attic Fan Box Vapor Barrier

This past weekend I installed a ceiling fan to replace an already existing light fixture. I had to replace the plastic electrical box from when the home was built in 1992. I am unable to get into the ...
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Ceiling Fan Bracing

I'm looking to add a ceiling fan to an existing junction box. The current junction box runs parallel to a joist (which it's screwed into on one end) and is circular on the other end. Which of the two ...
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Ceiling fan with 2 wall switches and missing remote

I am renting a house that has a Hampton Bay Clarington fan. I have the book. There is no remote here. One wall switch operates light and one operates fan. The problem is that the fan is stuck on high ...
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Ceiling fan wobble due to crooked threading?

I installed a ceiling fan today that wobbled. I spent about 90 minutes messing with a balancing kit and could not get the wobble to go away. I took the fan down, put it on my flat floor and spun the ...
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Adding a ceiling fan to an existing light?

Is there any way to add a fan over the top of this light in my apartment? Or is there a way to use the globe light on a fan fixture? I love the 60's look of this lamp but need to add a ceiling fan in ...
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Ceiling fan electrical wire confusion

I was planning to replace an existing ceiling fan. The photo shows the current wiring situation after removing the old ceiling fan. The Neutral wire is alone, I’ve pulled it off to the side and taped ...
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Tolerances when centering a ceiling fan

I'd like to install a ceiling fan and there's a ceiling joist in the way causing me to be about 2" off-center. The ceiling is about 8'x10' and the recessed lights that the fan would be centered ...
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Ceiling fan with light kit won’t power on

Having trouble Hooking up a new fan. Fan came with light kit and remote control. I have two switches on the wall. One for light, one for fan control. I have two powers and a neutral coming out of the ...
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Putting up my new ceiling fan into light fixture

I have 4 ceiling fans I ordered to put these up into 4 light fixture. This one is a bit different that I did put up into replace an old ceiling fan and it was easy for me. I am not experience with ...
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Electrical wiring in ceiling junction box

I removed a light fixture in ceiling and trying to install ceiling fan. When I removed fixture I see 4 sets of wires in box and trying to figure out how to connect fan. Three of the black wires are ...
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Ceiling Fan/Wiring Issue

Alright folks - here's my issue. My house has a ceiling fan that worked for a bit when we moved in...then stopped. I assumed the fan itself (a cheaper contractor model) just went bad. I went and ...
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Ceiling fan wiring w/ 3 black, 3 white, 1 red, and 2 bare copper wires

I’m trying to wire a new ceiling fan in a house built in the 1920s. From the ceiling there are: 3 black wires 3 white wires 1 red wire 2 bare copper wires From the fixture there are: 1 black wire 1 ...
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ceiling fan not getting enough power

not enough power to my new ceiling fan Connected new ceiling fan as directed and it starts to turn and then stops. Old fan worked great but did not have lights. The new one has led lights and remote. ...
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Wiring a quorum windmill fan with two wall switches no remote

I am trying to wire a quorum windmill ceiling fan it has a wall switch with six speeds. I have two outlets on the wall that makes the fan run. I have a red wire black and white wire. The switch has ...
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Does a ceiling fan have to have a wall switch

I have a three gang wall plate with switches. One switch controls a receptacle in the living room, for a lamp. There is no room to add a fourth switch to control a ceiling fan. I'd like to add a ...
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Installing a new Ceiling Fan with strange existing wiring

I'm trying to install a ceiling fan with light kit after removing a 35+ year old light fixture and I'm really confused because there are 6 wires (3 black and 3 white) in total coming out of the box ...
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how operate ceiling fan with no reverse switch, without remote

Trying to install a Minka ceiling fan/light (in buddy's condo). The ceiling box has three-wire circuit (white, black, red) and there are two wall switches connected. But the fan has no reverse ...
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Hardwired ceiling fans stopped

Recently bought home. 2 matching ceiling fans in vaulted living room ceiling. Appear brand new.5 Blade Hampton Bay. Each controlled for off/on by separate wall switches, on different walls. Appear ...
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Ceiling fan with remote control and 2 wall switches

I have a ceiling fan remote control module with 2 outputs, one for the light and one for the motor. Also, I have two wall switches. I want one switch to give power to the remote module and the ...
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Replacing ceiling fan bracket

I'm replacing an old ceiling fan. The old one wobbled a lot even after tightening the blades and trying to balance it. Right now the electrical box is just a plastic one that appears to be screwed ...