Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

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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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How do I seal an electrical box for a ceiling fan?

We recently installed new electrical boxes and hung fans from them. We caulked around the boxes to seal off airflow into the attic. There are several small holes (and one has a medium sized hole) on ...
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Ceiling fan with light kit won’t power on

Having trouble Hooking up a new fan. Fan came with light kit and remote control. I have two switches on the wall. One for light, one for fan control. I have two powers and a neutral coming out of the ...
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How to know what anchors to use on the ceiling?

I am a beginner DIY'er trying to install a ceiling fan. The instructions say to use the appropriate fixing for the type of ceiling you have. This is rather obvious but what isn't so obvious is what ...
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Replacing a ceiling fan with light kit on 3-way circuit

How do I wire a replacement ceiling fan on a 3-way circuit? I have four supply wires; red, white, black and ground. Do I just hook it up the way the old fan was wired or is there any rewiring i need ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan with light to a box which has 3 cables running into it(white, black, red, and bare)

i am replacing a light fixture with a fan. I already installed the fan rated box but the box has 3 sets of wires coming in. 2 of the sets have a red wire and all three have a black, white, and copper ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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3 cables into a 2 switch box

My breaker keeps tripping because of this wiring and/or faulty switches and now with a new switch, my ceiling fan won’t turn but the light still works and it still trips. I’m trying to figure out how ...
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How do I identify this ceiling fan?

Previous owners didn't leave a remote, so I need to get a replacement. Should be easy enough. But no brand or model name is visible. How do I identify this? I bought a Hampton Bay replacement remote ...
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Need help with new ceiling fan wiring

So I bought a new remote ceiling fan. I can't get the fan to turn on while connected to the receiver. I have a black, green, red and white wire coming out of my ceiling. I have all 3 greens connected ...
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Wiring help with ceiling fan

Massive struggle with wiring, just purchased ceiling fan and don't understand the two yellow wires and 3 red wires. Any recommendations? (https://i.stack.imgur.com/0ibZN.jpg)
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Wiring a ceiling light to a ceiling fan box: what about ground?

I've only installed pendant lights before, and they came with a bracket with a green screw for grounding, so it was pretty simple. Now I'm trying to install a ceiling light that just has two wires to ...
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Hiw do I get the dome off of ceiling fan?

How do I get this dome off to change the light bulbs? I've tried pulling the brackets, but nothing budges. The dome doesn't screw on/off either. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Ceiling fan wire if confusion

I’m trying to install a new ceiling fan. I’m having a bunch of difficulties. There are two wall switches that control the lights. Out of the ceiling there are 5 wires a ground bare copper 3 white one ...
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Ceiling fan with 2 wall switches and missing remote

I am renting a house that has a Hampton Bay Clarington fan. I have the book. There is no remote here. One wall switch operates light and one operates fan. The problem is that the fan is stuck on high ...
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Ceiling fan wobble due to crooked threading?

I installed a ceiling fan today that wobbled. I spent about 90 minutes messing with a balancing kit and could not get the wobble to go away. I took the fan down, put it on my flat floor and spun the ...
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Ceiling fan electrical wire confusion

I was planning to replace an existing ceiling fan. The photo shows the current wiring situation after removing the old ceiling fan. The Neutral wire is alone, I’ve pulled it off to the side and taped ...
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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 has 2 Switches on the Wall

I have two switches on my wall by my bedroom door. Both of them control the fan they both turn on the light and fan. I know in houses black is hot, white is neutral or common and green is ground. I ...
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Ceiling light/fan remote problem

I have a ceiling light/fan controlled by remote only - no light switch or pull cables. Now the remote receiver is broken and the company doesn't make the replacement part anymore. So in buying a new ...
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Use of the ceiling fan's red wire

Can I use the unused red wire in the wiring from my ceiling fan to power a light in my attic space? Leaving the switch wiring the same (meaning i could turn the attic light off and on via the fan ...
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How to level unequal ceiling fan blades

So my ceiling fan was wobbling. I realized 2 blades (out of 5) were warped. I bought 5 new blades and made sure they were equal in weight and weren't warped. My fan still wobble a little bit and when ...
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Issue with Red wire to a remote controlled ceiling fan replacement (14/3 to 14/2 wires)

The Situation: 20 yr old Ceiling fan replacement with a remote controlled new fan. I have two wall switches: one controls 3 ceiling canned lights in the kitchen and one provides power to the ceiling ...
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Replacing ceiling fan with remote Control and keep wall switches

I'm replacing ceiling fan. I have the following wall controls as indicated in the picture below: I must say I haven't much experimented with the functionality of each one, however I can say for sure ...
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4 electrical lines into one ceiling box

I just installed a ceiling fan and light and not sure how to wire it. The wall switch box has 2 switches, one for a closet ceiling light and the other is to operate my new ceiling fan. In the ...
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weird ceiling fan wiring

I am trying to replace an old ceiling fan. Instead of using a 3-wire for a light switch and a fan switch they used a 2-wire. The black hot wire was connected to the light switch on the fan and they ...
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Connecting a remote controlled ceiling fan to 3 way switch

I recently bought a remote controlled ceiling fan that I am trying to install. The bedroom where I'm installing it has two light switches and two ceiling fans currently. I have removed one of the ...
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Ceiling fan electrical conundrum

I am attempting to install a ceiling fan in an area that previously had a light fixture. I have installed the support and box. The ceiling has 2 of the old (cloth, both black) wires coming out of it. ...
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How do you install a ceilng fan to an electrical box that has 1-black, 2-white, 2-green?

I want to install a ceiling fan to a ceiling fixture that has been unused all this time. The ceiling fan has 1 blue, 1 black, 1 white and 1 green wire. The instructions indicate that I connect the ...
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How to connect 4 fan coils with one wall control thermostat?

I have 4 fan coils (Sabiana sk-22)and I want to connect them with one wall control thermostat. How can I do?
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Can I eliminate a switch controlled receptacle, and use the switch to control a ceiling fan instead?

I'm planning on installing a new ceiling fan and was hoping to have a few questions answered before I dive into things. First some context: The existing wall switch controls half of the outlet on the ...
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Is there a way to diagnose ceiling fan 3 speed switch wires?

I have a Hunter ceiling fan (3 speed with lights, all on one switch) and the pull switch for the fan broke. So, I went to HD and got a replacement switch that looked identical, same volts/amps rating ...
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Wire Ceiling Fan and Exterior Lighting

Objective I took down my old ceiling fan and tried to put in the new one but can't follow directions because I have two wire sets coming out of ceiling. I'm trying to get one switch to turn on fan ...
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Ceiling fan install - orientation of mounting bracket to slope of ceiling

I'm replacing a light fixture with a fan/light using a down rod mount on an angled ceiling. The frame studs run parallel with the slope of the ceiling. Manufacturer notes to install mounting bracket ...
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Ceiling fan fixture's lights flicker then the whole unit fails completely

I have two remote controlled ceiling fan fixtures in my living room. The individual units are the same, three speed fans with three lights on each. One day, one of them began flickering after I ...
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convert single wire connectors to 9 wire

I want to install a ceiling fan light into an existing ceiling fan? The new light has 2 single wire connectors wires to plug in to the ceiling fan which has a 9 wire plug in connector. how to convert ?...
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can't find a 3uf.5uf,5uf 250vac 5 wire Ceiling Fan Capacitor can I use a 4uf,5uf,5uf instead

I've searched the internet and cannot fin a 3uf, 5uf, 5uf
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How do I add a ceiling fan to a 3-way switch?

About three months ago, I hired an electrician to change some of the circuits in my house, and two of the circuits were supposed to be able to add a ceiling fan on a 3 way switch. In one room, all of ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan with similar colored wires

How can I tell which wire is which coming out of the ceiling (house wiring)? There are 4 brown wires and one maroon/brick red. There are no stripes or discernable marks on the brown wires. The 3 ...
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2 ceiling fans. 1 dims fully and other doesnt dim enough

I had 2 ceiling fans installed in kids rooms. Same exact fan in both rooms. 2 switches control them. One on off for the fan. And one dimmer switch for the lights. One fan works perfect amd the lights ...
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Where can I get a box a ceiling fan light?

Does anyone know where I can get a box for a ceiling fan light. I have a ceiling fan with a light but would like to replace the light with a ceiling lamp I have. The current box won't work because ...
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I have a light switch that turns on an outlet

I am installing a ceiling fan with lights in a old house. Theres a light switch that turns off the outlet. I pulled the light and see there is a black cable and a red wire. I ran a new cable for the ...
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Minka havenworth fan with tx and rx

My ceiling fan has this for a wiring diagram. I have black, white, red and a ground wire in my ceiling. Should I be attaching the green/yellow to the red or the ground?
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How do I wire a remote ceiling fan with two switches?

We would like set up our remote to control the fan and the light switch to control the light. There was another fan installed but not with remote but had a light. The dual light switch was set up that ...