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New Minka Aire ceiling fan is making this tapping noise

My wife and I got a new Minka Aire Light Wave ceiling fan for our 1965 townhouse, and it's been making a tapping noise that's been keeping me awake. We tried installing a longer downrod since it was ...
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ceiling fan mounting help

I removed the old 15.5" box which has 2 2.5" wood screws diagonally run into the stud. As far as I can tell the box itself is not rated for 35 lbs (recommended for the fan). I need to ...
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My new ceiling fans remote won’t connect to the transmitter when attached to the ceiling plate

We purchased a fanimation ceiling fan which wouldn’t work. The company sent us a new receiver and remote but it still didn’t work. They then sent a whole new ceiling fan which works when the unit is ...
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Can this 1930s box support a ceiling fan?

I live in a house that was built in 1932. I assume the ceiling fixture boxes are original to the house. It looks like the box is secured to the joist, and it has a brace running between two joists. ...
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How should this fan and light be wired correctly?

I need to replace a combination switch because I don't think it's wired safely and I think the variable speed control killed the current ceiling fan. The light is a three way switch - a second switch ...
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Fan wiring - unable to get ceiling fan work with switch

Trying to install ceiling fan. There are 3 wire (black, red, white and ground). Both black and red are hot. The green one in the picture is from fan mount. The bare wire is the ground coming from ...
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Can you use wall switches and fan speed regulator in conjunction with a ceiling fan remote or do you have to choose between the two control options?

I removed an old ceiling fan with a light, wired to 2 3-way switches and a dimmer for the fan speed...so 4 wires in the ceiling box-black, red, white, green. The new fan has only 3 wires - red, white, ...
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What features should a ceiling fan have so I can switch light and fan separately?

The 30 year old ceiling fan has 2 switches, one for the light and one for the fan. I want to keep the 2 wall switches if possible and do not care about a remote. What should I look for in a new fan?
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How to Wire Hunter Ceiling Fan to Dual Slider Switch

I need some help with how to wire my Hunter ceiling fan/light so that they both work off of a dual slider switch. Fan box Dual gray wires - neutral Dual blue wires - hot Pink wire - light slider ...
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Minka Aire remote appears to be ON all the time with no change to the fan function

The green light on the remote is always on when the battery is in place. The fan does not respond to any pressed buttons. Occasionally, it seems to make a connection and will perform all the past ...
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New remote control ceiling fan. When switch is on can't turn off light

Installed a new remote controlled ceiling fan. Went from 2 switches to 1. New fan only has black, white, neutral. I capped off the red. Fan works, light works, but doesn't shut off unless I turn ...
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When I replaced a ceiling fan, I noticed the fan circuit had about 30 V on it when the light circuit was on and vice versa

I took the old fan down. To make sure I wired the light to the same switch, I tested the voltage at the outlet box in the ceiling before I hung the new fan. When I turned on the light switch, I ...
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Ceiling Fan and Light Fixture Don't Work

I last used my ceiling fan and light fixture in early January 2024. Both worked properly. The unit is operated with a simple remote control. When I attempted to turn the light fixture on last week, ...
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Ceiling fan light turns off when i pull the fan cord to adjust fan speeds

Intermittent issue. Ceiling fan lights turn off when I pull the fan cord to adjust speeds. When this happens the only way to turn the Ceiling fan lights back on is to flick the wall switch off and ...
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How can I wire a ceiling fan with two 14/2 cables? [closed]

I have a single 14/2 supply line going into a switch box with two single pole switches. From there, two 14/2 lines go to a ceiling junction box with a fan that has a blue, black, and white wire. This ...
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Bypass Tuya “smart” fan controller

I just bought a fan that has a Tuya controller that uses a remote/wifi to control the fan and lights (see picture from instructions). The previous fan assembly was controlled by two switches, ...
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Ceiling fan outlet is hot

I'm replacing a ceiling fan. Inside the ceiling fan outlet box, there is one white electrical cable with a Red, white, copper and black wire coming out of the electrical cable. The ceiling fan I am ...
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Using "dumb" fan control switch as a remote

I have a standard 3-speed fan and dimmable light bulb that I would like to control independently using this specific "dumb" switch, with two independent dimmers for the fan speed and light ...
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Dimmer wired to 2 lights and half wall outlet

I am pretty comfortable with wiring in a DIY sense but this has me stumped. We have two ceiling fans, each with a light set. At one end of the room is a standard toggle for turning fan lights off/on....
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Ceiling fan extra pair of wire for light

I have two power switches in my study which go to the ceiling fan. The ceiling fan is a fan+light combo and uses only one pair of wires. The other switch is unused. The light from the fan is not ...
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My Kichler 60" Ferron DC Ceiling Fan does not work after a short

I had some remodeling going on that included electrical work. In another room I found a GFI plug that failed. I don't know if that is directly involved or not but the ceiling fan is on this circuit. ...
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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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