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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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 pout in the fans and they work well but the preinstalled switch only turns light off and on. Fan only works on pull chain....
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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 ...
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Adding a ceiling fan to circuit of light fixtures

I have 4 recessed 40 watt lights in the ceiling of the living room. They are all on the same switch (circuit). Can I add a ceiling fan to the room and splice the conductor into one of the 4 J boxes so ...
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Connection for a 2 switch ceiling fan

I'm installing a new ceiling fan. I have 2 black and 2 white wires coming from the ceiling. 1 black wire is not a power source. The 2 white wires are capped together. I've left the non power black ...
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3 cables into a 2 switch box

My breaker keeps tripping because of this wiring and/or faulty switches and now with a new switch, my ceiling fan won’t turn but the light still works and it still trips. I’m trying to figure out how ...
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Fan with Remote issue

I just got a fan that came with a remote. I have one wall that has 2 switches 1 for the light and 1 for the fan. You can also turn that same light on from 2 other switches. I wired everything up, ...
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30 year old ceiling fan problems

I have a hunter ceiling fan that's close to 30 years old. It has 3 speeds and works fine at the highest speed but makes a loud buzzing sound while spinning in low or medium. The pitch of the buzz is ...
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How do I identify this ceiling fan?

Previous owners didn't leave a remote, so I need to get a replacement. Should be easy enough. But no brand or model name is visible. How do I identify this? I bought a Hampton Bay replacement remote ...
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Do I need a downrod or special bracket for a ceiling fan mount on a slanted ceiling?

Other than aesthetics, is there any reason not to mount a ceiling fan tight against a gently sloped ceiling? (i.e. my fan does not have a ball+socket joint). Would this significantly impact air ...
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Ceiling fan with light, 3 way wall switch and remote

I am installing a new fan in my bedroom. I would like to control the light on the fan with a wall switch. I would also like to control the fan by using the included remote. My fan comes with just a ...
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Ceiling fan down rod support

I am planning on installing a ceiling fan with a light kit (about 17-18lbs total), with a 24” down rod and was wondering if the down rod needed to be supported. Thanks Edit 1 It is a new installation ...
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Failed at adding light kits to fans

I bought a house that has a lot of ceiling fans but none with lights. They're on dimmer switches as well. I decided to add light kits to two of the fans, a Hunter fan and a Hampton Bay fan (sorry don'...
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installed remote ceiling fan; light works; fan does not

I decided to install a remote ceiling fan in place of a standard fan myself. The old fan was controlled by two wall switches (together). I have a black, red and white wire in ceiling; but only a red ...
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Ceiling fan light went off completely and now it blinks one short blink and comes on okay

Ceiling light went out completely and I turned off at the wall and it did it again. I changed the bulbs (4) 60 watts. Now it blinks one short blink when I turn the unit on at the wall and comes on ...
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Wiring help needed

Went to look at a ceiling box to install a fan, and I'm a little confused as to the wiring for the light now. Currently, the light tends to flicker depending on how tightly the globe is screwed in (...
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Ceiling fan won’t turn off from wall switch

Have a ceiling fan with a single wall switch that controls both the light fixture and the fan. If I flip the switch to turn the fan off, the fan slows down like it’s turning off, but then immediately ...
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After installing new 3 position fan switch, fan doesn't turn

After installing new 3 position fan switch, fan doesn't turn and motor hums in forward position but doesn't turn, nothing in reverse position
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Ceiling fan lights wont turn off?

Moved into a new home and theres a hunter ceiling fan in the room. When I put light bulbs in It they dont turn off. The pull switch dims and brightens the lights but doesnt not turn them off. There is ...
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Trying to use two 3 way switches and a 4 way switch to operate 2 - 54187 Bennett Collections using one remote

Can I make the two fan/lights work by switching them at 3 different places [2 3ways and 1- 4 way switch] and also use the remote to operate both fan/lights? .... ..... Or will I have to wire two ...
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Installing ceiling fan

I have an old house so when I tried to replace a ceiling fan the wires coming from the ceiling the casings fell apart. I now have bare wires is this dangerous and what can I do? Can I wraps ...
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Is it possible to control my light and ceiling fan using both wall switches and a remote?

I have two wall switches. One controls my ceiling fan and one controls my light. I would like to add a remote into the mix. Ultimately I would like to control my light and fan using both the wall ...
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Ceiling Fan Install - detecting voltage in fixture

Hello all and thank you in advance for your time! Here’s the situation: new construction master bedroom. I have a ceiling fan that operates with remote, no light kit. Then i also have a set of 4 can ...
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Need help with wires - Replacing bedroom light fixture with ceiling fan

Hello, first time here and I'm in need of some help. I am trying to replace my simple light fixture in my bedroom with a ceiling fan. First thing I want to do is take off the original ceiling box and ...
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replaced fan - stuff gets weird

I installed a new ceiling fan that has a remote switch box. Everything worked fine. I couldn’t tell what colors the wires were in the ceiling, but followed the wiring that was already there. Now, the ...
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Non remote controlled ceiling fan turns off and on by itself

I have a ceiling fan that we turn on each night as we go to bed. During the night it turns off for an intermittent amount of time and then back on by itself. It is not a ceiling fan with a remote ...
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Part 2 - What sort of ceiling fan support do I need where I can't find framing?

I am return and resume to work on my ceiling fan in the dining room. Last August of 2018, I tried to put it up but the support bar is different than others. I did not know what to do until I saw a ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan with light and remote with 2wall switches

I am wiring a ceiling fan where there was only a light but 2 switches. I have red, black, white and copper from ceiling. I know the copper and the greens connect, so let’s take them out of the ...
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How do I check continuity without having a multimeter to see which white wire is my hot?

how do i check continuity without having a multimeter to find out which one of my white wires are hot and I need to hook my black and blue wires to ?
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Why are there only 2 white wires in my celling outlet box for me to install celling fan and light?

I am replacing the celling fan/light in my kitchen and when I removed the old one I didn't pay attention as I was unhooking the wires, but when I went to install the new one realized that the only 2 ...
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First time ceiling fan installation wiring issue

I am trying to install a ceiling fan in my bedroom for the first time. There is already a "Acceptable for Fan Support" box installed by the builder. I looked at several videos on youtube on how to ...
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Ceiling fan head scratcher

I have a ceiling fan that's wired to two switches, one to control the fan and the other to control the light. Turn both on individually or together and all works well. Turn off fan from either switch ...
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Can I bypass a pull-cord switch by connecting the two wires?

The chain broke on my ceiling fan light. I don't need it as I have a wall switch. Can I connect the two wires going into the light switch and just use the wall switch?
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Wiring new ceiling fan/light

I installed a new ceiling fan/light combo. I have two wall switches. (one for fan, one for light). I don't want a remote. I did not use the control box(remote operated brain box) that came with the ...
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reason ceiling fan/light will work, stop working for month, start working again with no repair made

I live in a mobile home. Bedroom ceiling fan/light worked fine. Next day no power. Tried switch weeks later. Fixture worked with no repairs. Is it safe to use? If I just leave the switch off ...
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Can I ground a ceiling fan to another electrical ceiling box nearby?

I want to install a ceiling fan where a ceiling light currently exists in my garage. The box for the current light has only two wires coming in however: a black & a white (no ground - looks like ...
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Why do my ceiling fans' light and fan switches suddenly seem combined?

I recently moved into an almost new house with 3 bedrooms, each has a basic ceiling fan/light with two wall switches. One controls the fan and the other the lights. Yesterday the switch that controls ...
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Ceiling fan + dimmable lights + old wiring?

I want to have my cake and eat it too. Is there any way to accomplish this? I have an old ceiling light circuit. There is a switch going to a (broken) fan on the ceiling, with lights in it. Since the ...
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Ceiling fan light fixture comes on with fan

I installed a new light fixture on my ceiling fan and apparently did something wrong with the wiring. The lights will only come on when the fan itself is running and are dim. It appears that they are ...
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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 ...