Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

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Only white and green wire from ceiling. No black?

Installing ceiling fan. House built in 1944. The wires from the ceiling are green and white. No black wire. The old fan I took down looks like the blue and black fan wires were connected to the white ...
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Blinking lights on new fan

I recently bought a new fan with light kit from a box store. This is the third fan of this model and I've had no issues with the others. Upon getting everything hooked up, the fan works great, but ...
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Capacitor choice for ceiling fan

My ceiling fan stopped working and, after performing an analog multimeter test of the capacitor, I have a reason to suspect that it is the cause. However, I am unable to find a replacement that ...
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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 light periodically flickering

I had brand new electricity installed in an addition and the ceiling fan light flickers periodically. We replaced the unit thinking it was the unit but it has continued to happen. First it was a light ...
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New ceiling fan, now wall switches are reversed

I installed a new ceiling fan yesterday. I hooked up white to white, black to black and red (from ceiling) to blue (from ceiling fan) Now the switches on the wall are reversed. The light switch now ...
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Ceiling fan won’t change speeds

Have an outdoor Minka Aire ceiling fan that has a wall switch (only supplying power; no other controls) and a remote used to change speeds on the fan. After working for about 3 years it will no longer ...
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Changing lights and ceiling fans

I am replacing some ceiling fans in my house with regular light fixtures and after removing the ceiling fan and wiring in the new light the light would not turn on. I checked my wiring and have black ...
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Is this fan control switch appropriate for this ceiling fan?

United States, California, house is built in the 90s. I have a ceiling fan that says model number CF101H-60, 1.2A 120W. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Industrial-60-in-Indoor-Outdoor-White-...
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New ceiling fan with internal aluminum wiring and leads. Is it still safe?

I Installed a new ceiling fan, but I'm still freaking out, because the fan itself used aluminum wiring! I thought aluminum wiring was banned or something, or at least fell out of use. I know different ...
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Regular ceiling fan switch to smart ceiling fan switch

I have a "regular" ceiling fan/light combo switch that I am trying to switch out to a smart ceiling fan/light combo switch requiring a neutral. Once I connect all the wiring (following the ...
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Ceiling Fan Wiring Help - 2 Switches and 1 Light

I’m replacing a ceiling fan where there are currently 2 3way switches and 1 separate light fixture. The new ceiling fan has a remote receiver with typical white/black on one side and white/black/blue ...
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Minka Concept II Use With 3-Party Wall Dimmer

I have an older Minka Concept II 44" ceiling fan along with a newer one. The older one is the type that uses a standard screw-in light which currently has an LED bulb. The only label with a model ...
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Installing a ceiling fan onto an old pancake box

My objective is to hang a ceiling fan. I'm in a house built in the 1930s. I have an old pancake box that looks like it's 3.25 inches in diameter instead of 4. I decided that, although it's old, it's ...
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Ceiling fan pull chain switch replacement

Pull chain on a older ceiling fan broke inside the pull switch itself. Looked it up online, and didn't seem super complicated as a DIY. The old switch had three wires: red, blue and black. The black ...
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Can I connect combined red and black wires from power source to ceiling fan blue wire, is it safe

Power source has black wire white wire and red and black wire paired together as well as ground. Ceiling fan has black white blue and ground. Instructions say connect blue fan wire to red wire from ...
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New home ceiling fan rough-in not working

I just moved into a new house. We had 5 ceiling fan rough-ins done (2 light switches for the rough-in). So, the rough-in has 4 wires (grounding, white, black, red). I've successfully installed two ...
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Can cap-off red wire leaving switch box and red wire at ceiling fan box?

Many similar questions to "capping the red wire," but this seems different (and involves bypassing the old switch entirely). I'm replacing an old ceiling fan (discrete motor & light ...
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What is the extra wire for in my ceiling fan junction box?

I open the box on the ceiling and there were 3 wires,white,black,red as well as a ground. The fan will be on a switch not a three way. What is the red wire for? Also with switch off the white and red ...
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New (Hunter) ceiling fan install wobbles

First question and hopefully simplest, is any sort of wobble expected for a brand new ceiling fan install? I installed 3 Hunter ceiling fans in my house this week, one of which was mounted to an ...
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Ceiling fan's light-cord not turning it on

I have a ceiling fan which has two cords, one to control the fan and one for the light. The cord for the fan works well. The cord for the light was pulled once, switching the light off. But now ...
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Office light Switch Wiring

In my office the light switch box has 3 sets of 3 wires, 3 black, 3 white and 3 copper. All 3 white are connected/tied together as well as all 3 copper wires. The 3 black wires all are connected to ...
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installing fan support and fan

I bought this fan second hand so I don’t have directions The mounting bracket has a picture and connecting it to the rod seems obvious However I can’t figure how to attach the fan to it https://1drv....
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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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Switch Loop / End Line Switch - Adding a Ceiling Fan

Adding a ceiling fan in a room where nothing existed before. I have a single pole switch on the wall that controls an outlet. When I opened the switch, it looked like it was an end-line or switch ...
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Correct pull-switch wiring scheme for a 3-speed ceiling fan

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) to confirm the correct wiring, but after examining how it was ...
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Ceiling fan light flickers one time when fan is turned off with switch

We recently updated our knob and tube wiring to grounded wiring. We have a ceiling fan with a light (I believe it is Merwry 52 in Integrated LED Indoor from Home Depot, but not positive - it came with ...
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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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