Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

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How to convert Monte Carlo 3 speed fan and light remote to two wall switches

This Monte Carlo ceiling fan has 3 wires for motor speed control and is designed to use the remote. Wires are labeled - Motor one, motor 2 motor 3. I do not want to use the remote. I have two wall ...
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How to Wire New Ceiling Fan with Remote and Wall Switch?

I wired my new ceiling fan to the picture attached. It was not working because the light stayed on all the time so I put the blue from the ceiling fan to the black and black from ceiling and receiver. ...
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Ceiling fan flashes once after installation but doesn’t work

I installed a Hunter Coral Gables 2 indoor/Outdoor Fan with a remote. double checked wiring and it’s good, light flashes once. Fan or light do not come on. What could be the problem?
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Installing pull chain ceiling fan w/ light fixture. Two brown wires, two black wires, one red at the ceiling junction

Any ideas how to install? Just moved into an older home (built 1950s). Owner planned to install a new ceiling fan, but didn't get to it. Wondering which wires should attach to which...and if any ...
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Ceiling Fan w/remote, capped off red - but now dawn to dusk sensor on porch only stays on

I installed a new ceiling fan in our living room that came with a remote. Per the fan instructions all of the wires were connected properly but I had a left over red wire from the old fan. I capped it ...
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Ceiling Fan/light and 2 Switches

I have a switch with 14/2 wire that is split to two fans with lights. I also have another switch with 14/2 wire that goes to one light, no fan. I want to take out the single light fixture and connect ...
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How to remove bulb from ceiling fan fixture

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 it ...
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Mounting a ceiling fan with 28” joist spacing and no attic access

Is there a decent way to mount a ceiling fan between joists that are 28” apart without tearing apart the ceiling? I don’t have access from above. I looked into the expanding bar hangers that I can ...
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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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Wiring a fan to a 3 wire switch off wiring question

So, I recently moved into a house with some old fabric like covered wiring. In attempting to put in a fan I have a switch wired to control a plug on a 20a circuit. The weird part is I have a red, a ...
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Wiring a 3-way dimmer/fan control switch with two 14-3 cables in the switch box

I have a 3 way dimmer/fan control switch that I need to install in a box with two existing 14-3 wires. I want the other 3 way switch to control the light only. In the box, I have a 14-3 (on the left ...
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Can my LED fan light that's hardwired to a dimmer switch also be controlled, ON/OFF, by the remote it came with?

I have two switches set up for our LED remote fan. 1st switch: to power on the unit, which still allows me to change the speed settings on the remote. 2nd dimmer switch: to power the lights, but, ...
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Trying to find a odd shaped fan blade

So we bought a new house and one of the fans had 1. ugly blades and 2. one blade was broken. Naturally I took one good blade of and went to Lowes to find a replacement. It turns out though that this ...
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Voltage based switch. Ceiling fan on dimmable lights

Excuse my ignorance in the subject, below i will try to explain what i have and what i am trying to achieve. In my living room I have about 15 led dimmable recessed lights on a dimmable switch. From ...
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NEC Compliance: Removing a wall switch in favor of a remote for a ceiling fan

In my bedroom, there is a wall switch that controls a ceiling fan. I recently installed a wireless remote controller in the canopy of that ceiling fan so I could turn it on and off from the comfort of ...
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Ceiling fan with light - electrical box has two cables, one with a red wire

I'm remodeling a room and someone decided to help me by taking down an existing ceiling fan with a light fixture. However they didn't make note of how the wires were connected and I'm having trouble ...
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Replace switch with dimmer for lights on two fans

The two lights are wired to one switch. The fans are wired to the other switch. Can I install a dimmer just to control the lights and use a one pole since there is only one switch?
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Will this ceiling fan box replacement work in old work hole?

I have had a hanging light fixture in the middle of the living room which I now want to replace with a ceiling fan+light. Nothing huge and fancy... but a hunter nonetheless. The old pan box was, old (...
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Connecting Ceiling Fan

Power source in fixture. Two 3-way switches. How do I get constant hot to ceiling fan and work the light with both switches.
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Light flickers once when fan is turned on

Greetings beloved comrades, I have several lighted ceiling fans of the same model wired with separate, non-dimming, wall switches for the fan and light. The lights inside may be LEDs, but I haven't ...
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Hunter ceiling fan stopped working but is working again

We have had our Hunter ceiling fan four about 2 years, no issues. As of yesterday we went to turn on the fan and it would not move, just a faint humming noise like it was trying to work. The lights ...
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Casablanca Bel Air Ceiling fan with W62 Remote controller

Ceiling fan is running on low and light is on but remote doesn't work any longer to adjust. Batteries were changed. Dip switch remains the same. Turned off power at breaker and reset remote to no ...
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Harbor Breeze Ceiling fan lights flash after being on for about 10 minutes or so

We have a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan that has been working perfectly for about 2-3 years. Now, whenever we turn the lights on they start to blink after approximately 10 minutes or so. We changed the ...
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Wire ceiling fan switch with remote control to always on

How can I wire the switch of a remote controlled ceiling fan to always on so it can only be controlled with the remote. I basically want to have a smart RF controller (BOND) be able to control the ...
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Ceiling fan with remote and switch

I have two switches on the wall that used to be for a ceiling fan to control a light and fan separately. The fan was removed at some point and replaced with a light. When that was done the wires for ...
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Ceiling fan light flickers whenever fan is turned off

I recently remodeled my room and added in a ceiling fan. The room only had a dimmer switch installed which I didn't think would be a big deal because it would either be on or off. However, I'm now ...
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Trouble with LED dimmable bulbs in fan

I recently purchased LED candelabras to replace my incandescent bulbs in my fan. When I installed just one bulb everything worked perfect (fully dimmable/full power). I didn't like the color ...
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How to wire a ceiling fan to one switch with 2 cables

If I have 2 cables, both with hot, neutral, and ground running from one box and a ceiling fan and light that will be on separate switches in one wall box, do I hook up blue to black, black to black, ...
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Adding recessed LEDs to existing ceiling fan/light circuit - where to tap?

I'd like to add a couple 4" recessed LEDs to an existing fan/light circuit in my room. The fan/light is controlled by a wall switch, and it also has a remote (fan does not turn on if switch is OFF). ...
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3 white wires and 3 black wires from ceiling fixture

There are 2 switches on the wall. One controls the fan and the other is for the lights. Ground wires are connected. How do I connect the 6 wires to the 3 from the fan?
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Installing a projector a ceiling junction box

So in my apartment, tenants aren't allowed to drill holes in the ceiling (it's concrete), but there are junction boxes available where lighting/fans can be installed. I thought it might be a good ...
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E12 led smart bulbs don't work in ceiling fan

I tried replacing two e12 bulbs with led e12 smart bulbs but with both leds the lights don't turn on with the wall switch or smart phone. Here's the weird part. If I put one incandescent bulb in ...
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Ceiling fan/light install with dual switch help

I have 2 switched for my ceiling unit and light and fan only work on 1 of the switches not both like it should. I had just a light fixture installed. I bought a fan/light combo and I have 2 wall ...
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T3 lamp in Harbor Breeze ceiling fan issue

Ceiling fan light went out. After a struggle to remove the globe, I discovered it needs a special bulb. Geez, I cannot believe my luck! Anyway, after researching, I discovered it uses a T3 100W 120v ...
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My Light Switch Wont Turn Off My Fan

I replaced a ceiling light in my bathroom with a fan and light. It is on one switch using the same wires as the previous light, which worked. Hooked up according to installation standards. Brother ...
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Replacing receiver on a ceiling fan, but receiver has fewer wires than the fan

I moved into a place with two fans controlled by one remote, which has been annoying. I bought the Hampton Bay Universal Thermostatic Ceiling Fan Remote Control and am trying to replace the existing ...
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Ceiling fan stops running after a while

I have a ceiling fan fixture with lights. The fan runs fine for a few hours or so and then suddenly seems to lose power and slow to a stop. The switch stays on and the circuit breakers are not ...
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Breaker trips when both switches on circuit are on

I've got a ceiling fan/light wired to a double switch (like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-15-Amp-Combination-Double-Switch-White-R62-05224-2WS/202027008) The source is at the switch and ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan to a possible non grounded line

I am wiring a new ceiling fan and noticed there is no ground wire unless the two twisted copper wires are the ground. Does the green connect to the fan itself by attaching it to the black screw on the ...
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Ceiling fan light fixture blew

I mistakenly put in a dimmer light bulb and, when I pulled the string to turn on the lights, it blew the light fixture of my ceiling fan. I've tried changing the bulbs, but the fixture isn't working ...
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Ceiling fixture faulty?

I'm not an electrician nor I claim to be. But I have had one out here recently and hoping to get more understanding and insight. My ceiling fan in the kitchen is very old, at least 40 years. It has 5 ...
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ceiling fan install red wire /white wire

My kitchen had a ceiling light with 2 switches. I removed the light fixture and I want to install a ceiling fan and light that has a remote control. I connected the black wire from the fan to the ...
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my ceiling fan fell and i wanna know how to wire the leftover wires sticking out of the ceiling?

at the moment half the room has no power and the fan did have a switch just in case that helps. as you can see in the pic ive already attempted to wire it and i manged to get power back to part of ...
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How to remove old pancake junction box (metal brace, lathe and plaster cieling)

I'm trying to upgrade my ceiling electrical boxes for ceiling fans. The house is from 1935 and lord knows when the electrical work is from, but it's old. Got up in the attic to get the old box out ...
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Adding remote to ceiling fan that is not on a switch but the light is

I am adding a remote control to my ceiling fan, but the wiring is puzzling. The fan is set up off of one line and does not go to a switch. You control it through the pull cord only. The light is wired ...
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replacing ceiling fan with standard light

I originally had a ceiling light with a smoke detector in the ceiling. After removing it, I discovered two black, two white, two red and one ground wire in a single box. When I turn on the switch, ...
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Ceiling fan light dims up and down continuously

I have a 13 year old hunter ceiling fan with a remote that dims the lights and turns them on and off. The fan works fine but the light just started to dim up and down continuously on its own. Anyone ...
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Ceiling fan trouble/question

I have been working with a ceiling fan for the last few days and I feel utterly defeated. The fan in question is the Clarkston 2 44in. LED. I went into the previous light fixture and disassembled it....
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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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Can a switched single speed fan (no light) be converted to 3 speed via different toggle switch?

Can a basic single speed shop fan (no light) be converted to 3 speed via different type toggle switch?

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