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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Hanging a new ceiling fan - space around junction box

Need help determining if I'm following the right steps, or if I need to get an electrician to install a new junction box. I had an old Hunter fan/light combo. I am trying to replace with a House of ...
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When a ceiling fan is turned on I get 440v in the room circuit

I installed a new ceiling fan. When switched it on, I get 440v in the entire room circuit; I had stabiliser that showed the voltage. I was surprised. I took a multimeter and measured the voltage it ...
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Ceiling fan outlet wire codes, help with Lutron mastero fan and light switch

I have two ceiling fan outlets in different rooms with different color wired. 1 room has Yellow, brown and two white wires. Yellow and brown are shorted Two whites are shorted. 2 room has brown, ...
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How to wire ceiling fan/light to two switches

I have a black/white/copper cable coming from my box along with a single white cable. I have installed my fan with the receiver for the remote and it is working as long as the previously existing wall ...
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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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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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Modify ceiling fan reverse switch to be on/off switch instead?

I have a typical ceiling fan in my room. It has a 3 speed chain, a lights on/off chain, and a switch to reverse direction of rotation. Is there a way to modify the wiring of the reverse switch such ...
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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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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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Replacing a pull-chain fan with a smart fan

I realize there are many similar questions that have been asked, but none that I have found that apply to my situation. I'm trying to replace an old pull-chain fan with a new smart fan I purchased, ...
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Wiring fan with Lights

I just purchased a house and I am trying to install a ceiling fan with light. I googled but it shows white, black, and green cables but I have yellow, purple, gray, and red wires. Now which wire goes ...
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What is causing the outlets and ceilings fans in my home to burn out

I've got 4 ceiling fans not working, one of them crackled and flickered for a while then all of a sudden no power in back bedroom and small bathroom. No power to lights, ceiling fans and inside wall ...
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Can electrical in a pergola be ran to pool lights breaker to run ceiling fan and outlet?

We recently had an aluminum pergola installed with an electrical outlet and would like to install a ceiling fan. The electrical in the pergola, which is not GFCI, was ran to the pool lights breaker in ...
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Ceiling fan blades "click" and experience resistance 4x per revolution

My Hunter ceiling fan worked ok a few days ago. Today, when I turned it on the blades begin to spin only a few cm until they hit a point of high resistance and get "stuck". So I turned off ...
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Appropriate wall controller for two fans

I'm preparing to install two ceiling fans in an especially large room. Prefer that they both operate from a single switch. Fans are Tidal Breeze 56 inch , 0.52 amps per fan in high. I thought I'd ...
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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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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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Wiring a ceiling fan/light to two 3 way switches

Wiring a ceiling fan/light combo with TWO 3 way switches. The fan/light is pull string type. The First 3 way Switch box has ONE (line/power) 14-2 cable plus ground, and TWO 14-3 cables plus ground ...
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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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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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Does a ceiling fan switch make a ceiling fan slow with buzzing noise?

I replace my 6 year old ceiling fan because of really weak speed in any setting and of course the noise but apparently the new one makes the same i just check the voltage when the fan is on speed off ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Celling fan work only when separate light switch is on

I replaced one of the light switches with a dimmer now ceiling fan only works when the light switch is switched on.
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How to fix a Fan flicker and looses power randomly

this fan light flickers and also fan stops rotating randomly. I am guessing it is loose connection at switch or fan end. Could there be something else I shall look into? https://youtu.be/jKpXDwwdWqE
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Ceiling Fan Remote Receiver

My ceiling Fan receiver will not fit in the ceiling where it is supposed to. Can I rewire and place the receiver on top of the motor instead? Will the transmitter still connect with the receiver? Will ...
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Can I fix ceiling fan in this existing outlet?

I had a chandler light in dining area (first floor - no attic access) where I want put a ceiling fan. I am not sure the existing outlet box can hold the weight of the new ceiling fan. Here is the ...
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How to install a ceiling fan, with no existing light in a room in a mobile home?

I'm trying to install a ceiling fan in a room with no existing light. The light switch goes to an outlet on the wall. I've been using a lamp for light. The walls are not drywall. And I have no attic ...