Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

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Ceiling fan stops and light turns off

My ceiling fan and light will run briefly, then shut off. Will not run again unless the wall switch is off for a certain amount of time. This is the light and the fan. Hunter fan, integrated light. ...
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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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Partially block light fixture

I recently installed a ceiling fan and light fixture which works well except that the light produces an unfortunate glare in one part of the room. I'd like to block the light from shining in that one ...
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Connect ceiling fan romex to switch controlled outlet or directly to switch?

I’m installing a ceiling fan in the living room. I want to control the ceiling fan light and fan on separate switches—the ceiling fan is capable. However, the wiring in the switch box made me pause. ...
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What wires to connect ceiling fan bypassing remote

I'm putting in a ceiling fan with no lights attached. My new fan has a receiver and remote but my husband pulled wires out of the receiver. The room is wired for a wall switch to control the ceiling ...
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How to wire ceiling fan in old house wiring?

I’m trying to install a Hunter ceiling fan (remote controlled) in my old house( not sure how old) in the living room. There are 2 separate light switches(1 on each side of the room) that control the ...
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Ceiling fan capacitor needed

I'm also looking for the control pull chain switch to control the 3 speed fan. Can anyone anyone help, seems the description for most switches out there don't give enough detail. I found this info in ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan with a remote and 2 wall switches

I recently purchased a Hunter Avia Low Profile ceiling fan that came with a remote that I'd like to control using the 2 switches on the wall plus the remote control. Ideally, I'd like to control the ...
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Why won't newly installed light kit work at same time as ceiling fan is on? [closed]

I installed LED light kit to ceiling fan that had an old Hunter 3 speed control wall switch. The romex is only 14-2 going from ceiling to wall switch so I know I can't control both the fan and light ...
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Correct pull-switch wiring scheme for a 3-speed ceiling fan and 4-lead capacitor

I'm replacing the fan switch in a Hampton Bay fan + light combo. I couldn't find a wiring diagram for the specific fan (and capacitor, which has 4 wires) to confirm the correct wiring, but after ...
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How should I reconnect my ceiling fan to this three-way circuit?

I am replacing a kitchen ceiling light/fan in a house I just recently purchased. It has two separate cables coming into it. Each contains a red, black, white, and ground wire. The box is controlled by ...
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Add separate switch for light and fan, power comes into the fixture

all- DIY here. Not a novice, but far from an expert… I’m replacing a ceiling fan, as well as adding a second switch to separate the fan controls from the light controls. I have 14/2 carrying power ...
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How To Add Remote Control Box In Ceiling Fan

I recently purchased a new ceiling fan that has a box that the remote control will connect to and control lights/fan speed. In the instructions for the fan it says to place the box above the mounting ...
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Ceiling fan switch replacements

I have 2 ceiling fans that were in my house when I moved in. Both fans have recently had the pull strings torn out of the switch. I took the fans apart, and wrote down the information on the switch, ...
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How to Install Ceiling Fan Control Wall Switch to Existing 2 Gang Wall Switch

In my bedroom, I have a ceiling fan (Casablanca Panama II, Model 6672R), no light, and operated with a remote control (Comfort Touch). I would like to do away with the remote and control the fan with ...
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Installing a new ceiling fan without existing wiring

I recently tried installing a remote controlled ceiling fan in a bedroom and planned on having it tied into the current switch. This switch only controls an outlet on the other side of the room and ...
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Want to install an outdoor ceiling fan directly to exposed 2x4 on a covered porch

The above picture is not my roof but nearly identical. Except my roof also has horizontal 2x4 supports. The previous owner has a shop light running horizontally screwed directly into the 2x4. I want ...
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Want to surface mount ceiling fan from outdoor lanai ceiling

I live in Florida. The lanai roof is made of a inner and outer layer of metal sandwiching internal material. I can’t recess a box so I have to use conduit to house for power. I can jump up and down on ...
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Ceiling fan randomly slows to a crawl - then speeds back up again

Our ceiling fan is exhibiting an odd behaviour: it starts up nice and fast with a pleasant breeze, but after ~10-20 minutes abruptly slows to a total crawl (around 20 RPM or so). After a minute or two ...
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How do I reverse the speed control on my ceiling fan?

My ceiling fan has a speed control wall switch that slides from Off->1->2->3-4 corresponding to different speeds. However for some reason 1 is the fastest speed and 4 is the slowest speed. I'...
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Is there a way to accomodate a cassette fan coil when the joists are too close?

Is it possible to accommodate a cassette fan coil in the ceiling when the joists are too close? Or maybe I should ask: are there ways to reinforce around a cut in the joists? Context I'm trying to ...
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What do these multiple wires go to out of the ceiling from where I took the ceiling fan down

Took down a ceiling fan in a modular home in my kids bedroom, I’ve changed out a few ceiling fans before, I have never seen this. What are these wires for and how would I hook up a light that has 3 ...
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Hard wire ceiling fan

I am installing ceiling fans with remotes but I would prefer a hard wired wall switch. I purchased a wall switch but it came with a remote receiver and is essentially a wall-installed remote and I don'...
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Can a light fixture be added to a ceiling fan already installed with speed switch control?

I have a ceiling fan already installed with one 3 speed wall switch when I bought the house. I would like to add a light fixture, but don't know how I will turn it on/off. I know I can't use the speed ...
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Ceiling fan remote suddenly not controlling fan but still working on light

We recently moved into a house that has an old ceiling fan controlled by a remote. The remote controls the fan as long as two wall switches are turned on (one for the light and one for the fan). The ...
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Mount ceiling fan at the peak of a sloped ceiling

I'm hoping to replace a hanging pendant light with a ceiling fan at peak of vaulted ceiling. Issue is how/where to get a junction box up there. Current situation (whatever that is), obviously, will ...
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I am installing a ceiling fan with remote. I've connected the black and white wires but mounting brkt has grn/yell ground wire. What do I connect it?

I need to know what I need to connect the green/yellow wire to. There is no box in the ceiling to ground it to. Please help. I can email or text pictures if needed. Thanks in advance.
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Bathroom - inline fan on gently sloped ceiling above shower

I need to replace the current extractor fan in the bathroom of a ground floor flat and an inline fan was recommended as the most powerful (there is no windows in the bathroom and it's tiny so moisture ...
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Slow fan, not the capacitor

The fan in my oldest's room is running slow. My youngest's has the same exact fan. Swapped the fans, the youngest's fan in the oldest's room runs slow as well. Oldest's fan in youngest's room runs ...
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Changing Old Fan to new light only LED Fixture

I'm trying to change out an old ceiling fan with a newer light only LED light, but I'm having trouble with the wiring. Here is a picture of the switch box: And here is a picture of the ceiling box: ...
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What is the size of light bulb for my ceiling fan, socket number E307185?

My ceiling fan has an unusual size fixture. It's larger than candelabra, but smaller than a standard medium. I suspect it might be intermediate, but I'm not quite willing to buy a converter with a ...
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Installing Fan, two live wires red and black and neutral not connected to switch

I am installing a fan where a light fixture use to be. My house is pretty old, built around 1938 and retro fitted. When I went to install the fan I found that there is a red wire which both are live. ...
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How to hang a ceiling fan in a metal gazebo

I assembled an hard-top gazebo which has steel loops at the inside peak. I wondered how best to hang a ceiling fan. The flat part is 3 1/8 inches: The gazebo is designed with a roof above the ...
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Ceiling Fan with 2 switches 12/2, power on switch

I'm trying to salvage a mess made by someone else. They've got two switches, one for fan, one for light. Power is coming in at the switches. They have a separate 12/2 for each switch is run to the ...
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Changing old ceiling fan wiring

So I am changing out an old fan in my house.. there is NO ground. There is TWO white wires and then a wire that has some type of black cloth around it tied together with 1 white wire coming out of it. ...
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Installed a new remote-control fan, now wall switch doesn't control lights anymore

I just got the Parrot Uncle F4503Q model, a remote control fan unit, and I have installed it. After installing the unit, I turned on the circuit breaker and the lights turned on perfectly, but now I ...
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Can power switch type be incompatible with controlled unit?

Soon after I replaced my plain vanilla (most regular lever) switch with this old-fashioned looking push button switch to control my ceiling fan, the fan broke. Could it be that there is something ...
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Need help with a different two-switch ceiling fan-light with remote wiring

I am replacing a ceiling fan with light and remote with the same thing, and want the switches to work as on the old one, but it is different from other "two switch wiring" schemes I've seen. ...
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Outdoor ceiling fan box replacement

I am working on replacing two outdoor ceiling fans. I need to replace the boxes with proper fan rated boxes. The issue I’m having is this. The old boxes were screwed directly into what appears to be a ...
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Light + Fan control + 3-way = outlet having power that shouldn't

I've added a ceiling fan with separate switches for light and fan control. There's a 3-way switch that controls a couple outlets, I'm using the constant power that feeds this switch to power the other ...
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Does this Hampton Bay ceiling fan have a capacitor inside the motor housing?

I have an older Hampton Bay "Andross" ceiling fan which only turns very slowly now (one of the kids fessed-up to using it as a catapult for their stuffed animals). I can't find this model ...
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Ceiling fan does not change speed with wall controller but does change speed with pull chain

Ceiling fan only blows on high when using wall switch(fan control),. but it does change speeds when using pull chain. I replaced fan control but problem still exists. It is a 3 speed knob type fan ...
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Hang ceiling fan grounded box but no ground wire

I'm trying to hang a ceiling fan and connect the ground wire from the mounting plate but I don't have any ground wire coming from my box. I have verified that the box itself is grounded though by ...
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Replacing 2 ceiling fans with new remote style

I have 2 fans on the same circuit with 2 separate switches, Not fan/light, switches are in separate rooms, either one would turn the fans on. Both fans are installed one works one does not. The non ...
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Is this ceiling fan wiring code legal?

When I installed ceiling fans many years ago, I wired separate switches for the fan and lights. Instead of using one run of 14/3, I used two runs of 14/2 NM-B cable. At the switch, a single supply ...
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Remote control Ceiling Fan wiring

Okay so I have electrical question I have two hot wires coming off of two toggle switches. One is white, one is red. One is supposed to control the fan. One is supposed to control the light. Now I ...
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change direction of ceiling-fan Dayton 4C853B, How to rewire

I have a commercial ceiling fan Dayton 4C853B, serial N. 013050021. 48" dial. It only goes in one direction, pushing air down. I need to reverse it, to pull air up. it does not have a remote, ...
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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 ...
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ceiling fan Wiring with old house

How to wire up ceiling fan with a remote and receiver? Three hot wires tied together, 4 white wires tied together, and 1 black by itself (I think it goes to light switch).
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installing ceiling fan on old pancake box

Just bought a home built in 1945. Wanted to hang a ceiling fan where an old light fixture was. I am ignoring all the non-functional wiring. I purchased a ceiling fan rated box with brace from which to ...

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