Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

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Finding electricity source for new Ceiling Fan install?

I'm a diy'er installing a ceiling fan in a bedroom that had no existing fixtures in the ceiling. Only a few outlets and a single pole switch that controls one of the outlets. I have access via the ...
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Replacing ceiling fan/light combo with LED light only

Replacing an old ugly ceiling fan/light combo with LED light. Two issues. Three wires come out of the ceiling - Red, Black, & White. LED light has only Black and white. Tried capping red white ...
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Hall light flickers when bedroom ceiling fan is on

I came across a house today, that someone installed new ceiling fans in. Before, they were fans with dimmer switches for the lights. The new ceiling fans are led non-dimmable. The power is shared with ...
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Used ceiling fan not working

Bought a used ceiling fan w 2 pull chains and lights. Seller assures me it was working. Hung it up and wired it fan black and blue to ceiling black, white to white, and both a green wire from the ...
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How should I wire a ceiling fan remote where one switch is used to control the fixture?

Ceiling has red, black, white, and ground wire. Remote box has black and white wires on top (to ceiling) and black, white, and blue wires on the bottom (to fan). The fan has black, white, blue, and ...
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Ceiling fan and light work with pull chain only, not light switch

My ceiling fan and light will only work with the chain and not the switch. When I tested the wires with the switch off one still came back hot. My house is a very old house. A picture is posted, as I’...
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Need help wiring ceiling fan wall control to 3way switch

I am installing a parrot uncle ceiling fan F3504A that came with a wall control (remote). The directions are unclear Basic wiring to ceiling fan with light white to neutral and blue black to hot. The ...
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Ceiling Fan wiring - odd voltage measurements

I replaced a ceiling fan because the fan motor was not working, but the lights were. I ​would have assumed I would wire the Red (R) wire to the black and blue ceiling fan wires and the White (W) wire ...
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Install a ceiling fan

I am taking down a light fixture that has 2 wires, a black wire hot and a white wire neutral. The ceiling fan I am installing has a Black wire a white wire and ground wire. Do I just take the ...
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Removing Ceiling Fan with two switches - with a light fixture. Can I make one switch an outlet?

Technically I don’t need any switches since I’m using smart bulbs, but is there a way I can make one of the switches an outlet? The ceiling fan wires are Ground, Red, White and Black. I’ll have to ...
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Ceiling fan where the fan works but the light goes off on its own

The problem started after we had construction on our house and the general contractor switched the light switches (he did this to ne nice so the whole house matched). Makes me think the issue is on ...
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Connecting a ceiling fan with lamp to white and blue house wires

I've purchased a Hampton Bay ceiling fan with a lamp and I'm trying to connect it to my house wiring. I can see the following house wires: 2 connected (twisted) white wires one wire of blue'ish color ...
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Can I control just a ceiling fan light kit with the switch and leave the fan powered?

Is this easy to wire to make it work like that? What would I have to do? Thanks in advance!
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Replacement fan LED light

I'm trying to replace an LED light in my fan but I can't figure out what search terms to use to find a replacement bulb. Based on the documentation my fan came with, the this appears to be a 14 watt ...
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Where to connect the red wire from ceiling to a Ceiling fan with remote?

What to do with red wire from ceiling/supply when hooking up ceiling fan with attached light and remote? First time- I put the black wire from receiver output side (this side has wires that are black, ...
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Voltage sensor indicates power but ceiling fan and light not working

i have a sperry adjustable voltage sensor turned to least sensitivity. Working on a hunter ceiling fan. The black wire in and out of light switch is hot, when on. The white return wire is hot but no ...
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Two 14/2 cables for a Ceiling Fan with Two Separates Switches for the Light and Fan

Is this wiring scheme a code violation for showing two 14/2 cables controlling a ceiling fan with separate switches for the light and the fan a code violation? We are remodeling and added ceiling fans ...
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Lights dim on a switch that was a 3 way

I have a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan with 4 lights in my kitchen that dims after I turn it on. The house is over 100 years old and has been through multiple remodels. It appears as though that the ...
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Can this ceiling box support a 12 lbs ceiling fan?

I live in a house that was built in 1999, 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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How to fix broken screw hole in ceiling box? (re: ceiling light fixture; how to replace the box?)

I was trying to take down the ceiling light above my kitchen table and in the process one of the plastic screw holes in the ceiling box broke: This ceiling box holds a ceiling light (14.2 lbs) so I ...
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No voltage detected at black wire, voltage detected only at red wire coming from ceiling outlet

Moved into a new construction, I was recently trying to install a ceiling fan. There are 4 wires coming out of the ceiling outlet box, Black wire White wire Red wire Bare copper wire Wired the ...
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Decoupling 3 way switch

I currently have a hallway with two light fixtures, both of which are controlled by the 3 same light switches in different spots in the house. I want to replace one of the light fixtures with a small ...
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Ceiling fan wiring (2x light switch, 1x fan switch)

I'm installing a ceiling fan in our kitchen and we need to have 1x switch for the fan (preset fan control switch) and 2x switches for the light (1x 3-pole dimmer switch, 1x 3-pole switch). I was ...
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Triple switch wiring, only two wires

I have an older triple switch (fan, light, power), that has only two black wires, both hot. I am trying to wire it to a new triple switch, that has a hot post on one side and three posts on the other ...
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Ceiling Fan lights turn off on their own w/ a Twist

A search brought up similar questions but my situation involves a ceiling fan w/ lights that operates via a battery powered remote. This fan is on a circuit that previously had a total of three ...
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Replacing Light kit of a ceiling fan, from regular bulb to a led light

I have a 2013 Fanimation Zonix ceiling fan. I want to add light kit but the one they have for that model is HUGE. The inside black and white wiring are getting hooked to a regular bulb. The new ...
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Needing help on this, adding another switch to existing switch for fan and light to turn on separate with a bit of a curveball!

Spent all day trying to figure this out without any luck! I am trying to add an additional switch to an existing one with the end goal of being able to turn on the fan from one switch and the light ...
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How much heat is generated by a ceiling fan's remote control receiver?

How much heat is generated by a ceiling fan's remote control receiver? My last receiver was damaged by water exposure from the floor above (problem addressed). Still, I felt it a good idea to protect ...
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How to remove Bathroom Ceiling Fan

I live in an apartment and my bathroom ceiling fan is making really loud noise and I'm trying to replace it. However, I am having a hard time locating the screws to remove the entire box. I've checked ...
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Can I bore a 4inch hole through my ceiling joists?

I need to install a bathroom ceiling fan for a new bathroom I'm adding to my house. The only issue is that the floor joists are running perpendicular to where I need to run the 4'' aluminum duct pipe. ...
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How do I change the bulb on my kichler ceiling fan?

The light burned out in my Kichler ceiling fan, which came with my new house, so I have no idea how old it is or any other information about it. I can't figure out how to get at the bulb to change it. ...
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Retrofit Fan box for horizontal 2x4 truss

I am attempting to install a retrofit fan brace and ran into an issue where my 2x4 are horizontal and not vertical, what are my options to support a fan or are there alternative braces for this setup? ...
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Replacing a pull-chain fan with a smart fan

I realize there are many similar questions that have been asked, but none that I have found that apply to my situation. I'm trying to replace an old pull-chain fan with a new smart fan I purchased, ...
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My ceiling fan has a sporadic loss off power, 1-2 seconds

My ceiling fan will briefly (1-2 seconds) lose power then come back on. All wires are connected according to the instructions, but there is a red wire that was not used. Do i need to connect the red ...
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Wiring fan with Lights

I just purchased a house and I am trying to install a ceiling fan with light. I googled but it shows white, black, and green cables but I have yellow, purple, gray, and red wires. Now which wire goes ...
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Ceiling fan w/no light - to fan w/lights & remote cntrl - single switch?

We currently have a single switch to a ceiling fan with with no light. We would like to change it to ceiling fan with lights and remote control. Do we need additional switch to control light / fan ...
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Why doesn't my remote-controlled ceiling fan turn on?

I just installed a new ceiling fan. When I turn on the switch on the wall, the light on the fan turns on. But when I try to turn on the fan (which needs to be done with the remote), I just hear a ...
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What is causing the outlets and ceilings fans in my home to burn out

I've got 4 ceiling fans not working, one of them crackled and flickered for a while then all of a sudden no power in back bedroom and small bathroom. No power to lights, ceiling fans and inside wall ...
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LED bulbs flash once, turn off. Unscrew one and screw back in they all turn on?

Had a ceiling fan with cheap LED bulbs, they would flicker a lot and had an electrician tell me cheap bulbs can do that. So bought some GE and now when I turn it on they flash once. I’ll unscrew one ...
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What would my bedroom wall switch control if not the ceiling fan or outlets?

In my second floor master bedroom there is a light switch right when you enter the room. It does not appear to control anything. I have separately checked every wall outlet and they all work with ...
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Adding recessed lighting to ceiling fan switch

I currently have a single ceiling fan controller by two light switches (at the same location), one for light on fan, one for fan only, or Both switched on for light and fan. I replaced my fan with a ...
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Installing a ceiling fan, 1920s home

We are attempting to install a ceiling fan into our 1920s home. The light fixture was centered in the room, above it are two wooden cross sections (I’m guessing to support the floor above). We can’t ...
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Wiring new ceiling fan with only one hot wire and a remote

What happens if I connected the two hot wires that were powering a ceiling fan and light together when replacing with a new ceiling fan with remote that had only one hot wired. I put all three in one ...
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Installing a wireless remote switch for a ceiling fan in an existing single gang box

I installed a ceiling fan that has a wireless remote switch to control the light and fan speeds. It can be mounted in the wall in an existing single gang box. However the power to the fan must now ...
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Have 1/2 switched wall outlet. Adding ceiling fan using existing wiring

EDIT: Success! (1 down, 1 to go!) Just need to tidy up the wiring and close up the junction box in the attic. Total PITA but so worth it when the kid is super happy. :) Original Post: Not 100% ...
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How should I connect a light fixture to this box with four cables?

Can anyone tell what is going on in this box? Why are there four plain copper wires? Why is there only one red wire? What is the purpose of the brown bundle of wires that contains a black, white and ...
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Replacing old ceiling fan with light with a simple dimmer switch!

I have 4 blue wires and one yellow wire in a wire nut on the right side as your looking at the box and 2 blue wires on the left! My dimmer switch has 2 black wires on the top in the back and 1 green ...
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Fan control & 3-way light switch combo

I have a wiring configuration that appears to allow for a single switch piece that controls a ceiling fan AND 3-way switching of a ceiling fan light (there's another light switch on the other side of ...
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Lights blink when toggling ceiling fan in another room

I have a ceiling fan with light in room A. I have recessed lights in room B. I noticed that if I have the ceiling fan set as Fan-On and Light-Off, and I switch the fan's wall switch (fan and light is ...
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Ceiling Fan wiring and install

3 main questions. I am trying to replace a light fixture with a ceiling fan/light combo. I've read that some boxes are not rated for ceiling fans. How do I find out and/or can you tell from my pic? ...

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