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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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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 ...
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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 ...