Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

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Lights dim on a switch that was a 3 way

Significant edit to the original problem: The lighting dimmed because the current regulator in the fan burned (or was burning) up. I took it apart and found significant charring and plastic ...
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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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What should I do with the ground wire from my light fixture when there's no ground in the box?

The ceiling light/fan I want to install has a short GREEN wire. It looks ready to be twisted onto another wire. There is NO ground (bare copper or another green wire) coming out of the ceiling box. ...
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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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How to know what anchors to use on the ceiling?

I am a beginner DIY'er trying to install a ceiling fan. The instructions say to use the appropriate fixing for the type of ceiling you have. This is rather obvious but what isn't so obvious is what ...
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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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Ceiling Fan Junction Box Converter/Bracket 1/2 inch width difference

First time poster. I feel like I have researched everywhere and not found the answer I am looking for. I've called a few manufactures of ceiling fans who didn't have any answers either. I began ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wiring a ceiling fan that has two 2-way 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 two 2-way switches. I need to figure out the correct wiring method ...
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Why is my new ceiling fan tripping breaker and my light switch is reversed? [closed]

I have 3 sets of wires coming from ceiling. I did not label them before hand unfortunately! I connected all the neutral wires together and all of the hot wires together and the fan and the light on ...
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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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Do any ultra quiet ceiling fans that have no motor hum exist?

I am in the market to buy two large ceiling fans to cycle air within and potentially cool my master bedroom. The room is about 16x27 feet, and it gets pretty hot during spring, summer, and early fall. ...
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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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how to install the mounting bracket for ceiling fan

I need to install a ceiling fan, but when I looked at the fan box to hang the mounting bracket, I cannot find the screw to hang it. i have a metal mounting bracket which I like to screw to attached ...
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Mount Ceiling Fan to Old Junction Box?

Is there anyway to safely mount a ceiling fan to this type of older ceiling junction box (see the photos)? I rent an old 1920's built house where an old hanging light fixture junction box was covered ...
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How do I replace this bathroom fan with a different plug?

I want to replace my bathroom fan 'cause it stopped working. The ones in stores I see have a normal house receptacle plug that can just be plugged in to any outlets in the house etc. The one for my ...
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Is there a way to diagnose ceiling fan 3 speed switch wires?

I have a Hunter ceiling fan (3 speed with lights, all on one switch) and the pull switch for the fan broke. So, I went to HD and got a replacement switch that looked identical, same volts/amps rating ...
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How can I fix a ceiling fan with 4 lights where only 1 light works?

I bought a used ceiling fan from Craigslist and just installed it. It's a Hampton Bay fixture that takes intermediate size light bulbs. Only one of the four lights works. The weird thing is, if I take ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Need Help Wiring Replacement Ceiling Fan

I hadn't run into any trouble with replacing the ceiling fans in my older home (~21 years old) until today when I attempted to swap out the ceiling fan in our bonus room. Thinking this would be a ...
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How do I change the light bulb in this fan?

I can't figure out how to get into the light fixture on this fan. There don't appear to be any screws or tabs. I tried pulling it down gently. I also tried twisting it gently. It is possible that ...
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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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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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What size bulb replaces these in a Harbor Beeze ceiling fan?

My house has several Harbor Breeze ceiling fans. Two bulbs have burned out but I can't seem to find what size bulbs should replace them. Here's a picture of one of the burned bulbs (right) and a ...
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My ceiling fan isn't getting the right voltage

My ceiling fan + light has stopped working. It turns out that the voltage reading at the ceiling is only 30V. I think that means that the motor on my fan isn't the problem, but that there's some ...
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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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Fan light won't turn on

I have a fan with a light. It's controlled by a single pole dimmer. Recently the light stopped working. The bulb is fine (works in a lamp), and the pull chain is fine (just replaced it recently). What'...
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What is causing the remote not to work properly when the light is connected up to the ceiling fan?

I installed a 220v DC ceiling fan. Prior to installing the LED light, I tested to ensure the fan motor worked with the remote control and it did at all speeds. I hooked up the LED light as specified ...
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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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