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Bathroom fan only turns on when the light is turned off [closed]

I have replaced my bathroom extractor fan with the same model, and now the fan will only come on when the light is turned off. Why is this happening?
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Im trying to remove a screw holding a part from a fanimation fan and it remains stuck no matter what. Any suggestions?

I'm trying to replace some parts of a fanimation fan and inside of it there's a piece with wires inside that can't be removed unless I remove the glass cover. There are 3 screws in which I removed two ...
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Converted dimmers causing circuit issues

A friend of mine called me over to help with an issue he had and I couldn’t help. He currently has a ceiling fan and two lights on the same circuit (possibly more). The two lights are controlled by ...
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Banvil Ceiling fan is not always responding to the remote?

Banvil ceiling fan receiver, I cannot find any info to match model from the old one, Can I replace with any receiver/remote kit?
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Options for replacing a remote-operated ceiling fan/light?

I have a ceiling fan/light in my bedroom that I want to replace with a standard light. The issue is that the ceiling fan and light can only be operated by remote. There is a single hardwired switch in ...
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How can I get my ceiling fan/lights to work independently?

I purchased a used Harbor Breeze ceiling fan used because it was a nice looking fan, but am stymied on if it is possible to wire it for independent light and fan use. The ceiling fan has only two ...
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Why doesn't my new ceiling fan's light work from the pull chain? [closed]

I connected a ceiling fan/light and put white together then the blacks and capped off red. The fan works but light doesn't turn on from the chain. Why?
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Why would a ceiling fan not work after installation?

Replaced a ceiling fan thinking the motor was faulty, however the new one is not turning on. I wired the fan following the instructions below without luck. I’m using wago connectors to connect the ...
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Converting Ceiling Fan Box to a Double Outlet

I am trying to convert a box in the ceiling, wired for a ceiling fan into a box that holds two outlets. The box is controlled by 2 separate switches, one for light and one for fan. I want receptacle #...
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Is 3-way switching circuitry compatible with smart ceiling fans?

I'm gathering from research that generally smart fan control switches are single pole only. We have wiring for a 3-way switched fan/light fixture. Do 3-way smart fan switches exist? Do intrinsically ...
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Are this ceiling fan and this smart fan control switch compatible?

I'm looking at this smart ceiling fan switch described, in part, as Universal fit: easily turn your existing AC ceiling fan into a smart device with our universal smart switch and the best of all, no ...
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Identifying & troubleshooting ceiling fan

I am currently troubleshooting a ceiling fan in my home. Attached are pictures, one with a sticker providing information on the ceiling fan type & the other of the fan itself. On the sticker it ...
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Tried replacing a bedroom light/fan and I can’t get the switch to respond/shut it off

Tried replacing a fan/light combo in a bedroom of a 1971 built home. This is my third install around the house. When I pulled the old fan off I found 7 wires (3 white bundled and soldered together, 3 ...
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Please help me with this ceiling fan wiring

I'm having a little trouble with wiring my ceiling fan. According to the instruction, black and blue from the mounting plate goes to black wire from the outlet box. White wire goes to the white one ...
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Can I hook up IKEA light using red 14/2 wire?

I just uninstalled a ceiling fan with the intention of installing an IKEA light in its place: After removing the ceiling fan I noticed that the wire in there looks like regular 14/2 lumex to me, but ...
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Ceiling Fan with Light Causing AFCI Breaker to Trip - works in one room but not the other

I have two rooms each with: LED lights connected to a dimmer switch Ceiling fan with integrated LED light connected to an on/off switch My objective is to have the light in the ceiling fan to be ...
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Is this 52 inch fan too big for this bedroom? [closed]

I have a 52 in fan that is in a bedroom. The room is 10ft by 11ft. Could this fan cause some issues if it is turned on? Maybe too fast?
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which ceiling fan rated box for engineered joists?

this might sound dumb, but can someone let me know if I am able to use any ceiling fan rated box on engineered joists (wooden I-joists) or does it need to be a special one? I want to replace the light ...
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Correct coloured wires for a switch live extractor fan

I’m replacing an extractor fan in my bathroom, like for like Both old and new extractor fan are timer fans. I was expecting the terminals on the old fan to be labelled, but sadly they weren’t. I think ...
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What screw should I use for a ceiling fan?

I am installing a ceiling fan in a newly built home. There's already a cover there and plate with wiring and two different types of screws in there. I wasn't sure which screws to use to hang up the ...
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Old fan had 2 switches, one for light one for fan. How can I utilize the same setup on a new smart fan setup with remote

I am replacing an old hunter fan with a new patriot lighting fan. The old unit functioned off of 2 switches, 1 for the light and 1 for the fan. I would like to retain the same function for the new ...
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How can I split power from wall sconce switch to power a ceiling fan?

I am trying to tackle my first "bigger" electrical diy project by adding in a ceiling fan. Refinishing a room and a light switch currently controls two wall sconces on the opposite wall. The ...
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Replacement fan+light switch wiring

I am in the process of updating/modernizing the switches in our home (DIY - I am not an electrician) and I have replaced an old fan/light switch with a knob for the various fan speed with a Lutron ...
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Ceiling Fan 3 Way Wiring and Removal of Old Light Switch

I have a ceiling fan that has a separately wired 3 way light kit. My new ceiling fan powers the light kit, so I don't need the 3 ways for the light so I want to hook the ceiling fan to the 3 way. Then ...
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Low voltage ceiling fan wiring

I removed a HUNTER ceiling fan in my condo apartment. The fan wiring is preexisting. I discovered that the fan is powered by 18-gauge wire and measures about 50 volts. I then checked other working ...
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Why is my 3-speed fan only working at 2 speeds after replacing parts?

I have a 3 speed ceiling fan with a wall switch. I mostly use the middle speed throughout the day and at night (I'm always hot). I had a brief power surge last weekend and the fan would only work on ...
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Two fans on a single switch... run slow?

I recorded a video… in this video it shows 3 fans. These are Hunter Gallegos AC fans, and have no pull chains. The speeds are operated completely by Inovelli VZM35-SN wall switches. The switches are ...
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How do I replace a ceiling fan with pull switch for lights and wall knob for fan

The ceiling/fan had a pull switch and a wall fan on/off knob to adjust speed. I want to put up pendant lights and put a wall switch in.
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How can I quiet my very loud bathroom fan?

We have gotten attic rain the last 4 years. This was due to the bathroom fan not being air tight, weak/old fan, and having -30c temperature freezing the humid air and then melting in spring. This ...
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Bypass remote control and connect harbor breeze to wall switch with fan speed and light control

I had to replace my patio ceiling fan. The replacement unit came with a remote control, which I did not notice until installation time. I installed a wall switch for the previous fan which controlled:...
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Ceiling box has 2 black and white wires 1 ground 1 red

Ceiling box has 2 black and white wires 1 ground 1 red. two white and black is carrying power to another point. I am replacing fan with new remote fan. fan has only white and black and controller ...
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How do I upgrade this light fixture?

I would like to improve the lighting in the living room but found that the fixture for the ceiling fan is inadequate (two E-12 bases). I was looking into replacing it but it seems more complicated ...
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Modifying ceiling fan switch for independent fan/light control -- Is it acceptable to run 14/3 alongside existing 14/2?

I'm looking at modifying an existing fan installation setup that is wired in the typical 1980s builder-grade way: The power enters and leaves at the ceiling box, and there is a 14/2 switch loop with ...
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Hunter fan/light remote in parallel with wall switch

I have a Hunter Dempsey fan/light with remote controller connected to a wall switch via 3-wire cable (black, white, and bare copper). I assume that installing it the way manual tells me to ((ceiling) ...
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Is my ceiling box sufficiently grounded?

I just installed a new (ceiling fan rated) metal ceiling box (something like this) and a new ceiling fan. After completing everything, I just remembered that I forgot to explicitly ground the ceiling ...
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Replacing a ceiling fan where old fan and box have extra white wire

I am replacing an old ceiling fan (with light) installed by the previous owners. When I removed the old unit, I noticed that both the ceiling box and the old fan had an extra white wire that I wasn't ...
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Replacing a 3 speed ceiling fan pull switch with another 3 speed fan switch

The old switch was a "Defond E 72989" the one I bought was a Harbor Breeze 3 speed fan switch 0033905, now the fan will not come on at all. HELP It has a 3 wire capacitor.
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New ceiling fan with remote wiring

Old ceiling fan with light, no remote. Wires at ceiling are red (power), black (power), white (neutral) & gnd. Old fan had one white, two blue and gnd. All wires were connected. Black and red were ...
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How should I fix a thrumming fan? Issue relates to fan housing

I have a 3 year old Hunter-brand ceiling fan in my master bedroom. There is a thrumming sound (best described as a rhythmic buzz that happens with the same frequency of the blades). I have ascertained ...
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Question regarding the additional hot wire

I installed a ceiling fan recently and it required me to use black (hot), white (neutral) and ground wire. The rough-in had an additional hot wire (red) which was left unused because the fan had ...
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Smart switch mess. Ceiling Fan/ light

I was hoping maybe i can get some help. I recently moved to a new place. So i been doing alot of DYI and need help with this one. I changed our old fan to a new one but now the new one doesnt turn on.....
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Hampton Bay 52" Nevali ceiling fan w/hubspace and remote, LED light package flickers or cuts on and off randomly

I recently installed Hampton Bay 52" Nevali ceiling fans in 5 bedrooms. The fan has a remote and uses hubspace for smart features. The light is an LED kit that can dim or adjust color. The ...
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1 of 4 lights damaged on a ceiling fan

My ceiling fan has 4 lights. One of them popped last night and the glass came off but the screw part was still in there. I tried to remove it but ended up damaging the fixtures screw in part (real bad)...
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Severe degradation of insulation on newly-exposed ceiling fixture wires. How to proceed?

https://imgur.com/a/erIn0vd After removing fixture from ceiling: I was hoping to install a ceiling fan where a light fixture is. Now that it has been opened, I will hire an electrician to install it. ...
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Ceiling fan screws don’t match junction box

I have an older MinkaAire fan I’m trying to install. The instructions say “Use the two 8-32x3/4" screws”. The junction box says “Mount fan to posts with #10-24 screws”. Is the fan just using an ...
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Control a double light switch (hallway light & ceiling fan) with remote device so I can cover the existing switch?

In my 45 yr old apartment I have a double light switch which controls the overhead hallway light and the dining room ceiling fan. Is there any remote device that will allow me to cover the switch ...
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Which old work ceiling box?

I need to replace the ceiling box for a light (old work). The issue is that it is an old home with lath and plaster ceiling and drywall added later on top. The hole is right next to a beam. It looks ...
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Do cables need to be secured in a framed cavity?

I’m installing two new ceiling fans below an existing ceiling that cannot be disturbed because it’s decorative, so I’m framing a new drop ceiling cavity consisting of 2x4s to run 14/3 cable and set ...
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Remote control ceiling fan won’t turn on

I installed a Home Decorators Kensgrove 64 in. LED Espresso Bronze Ceiling Fan w/Remote. Followed all instructions for pairing the remote to the fan. Installed brand new batteries in remote. When ...
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Installing a new ceiling fan to old wiring

What I found… In the junction box in the ceiling there were two white wires (twisted tightly together) capped together with one white wire from the light fixture. It looked pretty crowded in that cap. ...
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