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Ceiling fan light periodically flickering

I had brand new electricity installed in an addition and the ceiling fan light flickers periodically. We replaced the unit thinking it was the unit but it has continued to happen. First it was a light ...
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New ceiling fan, now wall switches are reversed

I installed a new ceiling fan yesterday. I hooked up white to white, black to black and red (from ceiling) to blue (from ceiling fan) Now the switches on the wall are reversed. The light switch now ...
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Ceiling fan won’t change speeds

Have an outdoor Minka Aire ceiling fan that has a wall switch (only supplying power; no other controls) and a remote used to change speeds on the fan. After working for about 3 years it will no longer ...
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Is this fan control switch appropriate for this ceiling fan?

United States, California, house is built in the 90s. I have a ceiling fan that says model number CF101H-60, 1.2A 120W. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Industrial-60-in-Indoor-Outdoor-White-...
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New ceiling fan with internal aluminum wiring and leads. Is it still safe?

I Installed a new ceiling fan, but I'm still freaking out, because the fan itself used aluminum wiring! I thought aluminum wiring was banned or something, or at least fell out of use. I know different ...
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Regular ceiling fan switch to smart ceiling fan switch

I have a "regular" ceiling fan/light combo switch that I am trying to switch out to a smart ceiling fan/light combo switch requiring a neutral. Once I connect all the wiring (following the ...
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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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Minka Concept II Use With 3-Party Wall Dimmer

I have an older Minka Concept II 44" ceiling fan along with a newer one. The older one is the type that uses a standard screw-in light which currently has an LED bulb. The only label with a model ...
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Installing a ceiling fan onto an old pancake box

My objective is to hang a ceiling fan. I'm in a house built in the 1930s. I have an old pancake box that looks like it's 3.25 inches in diameter instead of 4. I decided that, although it's old, it's ...
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Ceiling fan pull chain switch replacement

Pull chain on a older ceiling fan broke inside the pull switch itself. Looked it up online, and didn't seem super complicated as a DIY. The old switch had three wires: red, blue and black. The black ...
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New home ceiling fan rough-in not working

I just moved into a new house. We had 5 ceiling fan rough-ins done (2 light switches for the rough-in). So, the rough-in has 4 wires (grounding, white, black, red). I've successfully installed two ...
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Periodic blinking light on Hunter ceiling fan

Our 5 blade Hunter fan is about 5 years old. It did not come with a remote so I recently purchased an after market remote which is a Patriot Lighting Universal 3 Speed Remote Control # D8B53506. Ever ...
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Can cap-off red wire leaving switch box and red wire at ceiling fan box?

Many similar questions to "capping the red wire," but this seems different (and involves bypassing the old switch entirely). I'm replacing an old ceiling fan (discrete motor & light ...
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What is the extra wire for in my ceiling fan junction box?

I open the box on the ceiling and there were 3 wires,white,black,red as well as a ground. The fan will be on a switch not a three way. What is the red wire for? Also with switch off the white and red ...
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New (Hunter) ceiling fan install wobbles

First question and hopefully simplest, is any sort of wobble expected for a brand new ceiling fan install? I installed 3 Hunter ceiling fans in my house this week, one of which was mounted to an ...
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Ceiling fan's light-cord not turning it on

I have a ceiling fan which has two cords, one to control the fan and one for the light. The cord for the fan works well. The cord for the light was pulled once, switching the light off. But now ...
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Office light Switch Wiring

In my office the light switch box has 3 sets of 3 wires, 3 black, 3 white and 3 copper. All 3 white are connected/tied together as well as all 3 copper wires. The 3 black wires all are connected to ...
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Ceiling fan does not change speed with wall controller but does change speed with pull chain

Ceiling fan only blows on high when using wall switch(fan control),. but it does change speeds when using pull chain. I replaced fan control but problem still exists. It is a 3 speed knob type fan ...
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Switch Loop / End Line Switch - Adding a Ceiling Fan

Adding a ceiling fan in a room where nothing existed before. I have a single pole switch on the wall that controls an outlet. When I opened the switch, it looked like it was an end-line or switch ...
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Correct pull-switch wiring scheme for a 3-speed ceiling fan and 4-lead capacitor

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, which has 4 wires) to confirm the correct wiring, but after ...
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Ceiling fan light flickers one time when fan is turned off with switch

We recently updated our knob and tube wiring to grounded wiring. We have a ceiling fan with a light (I believe it is Merwry 52 in Integrated LED Indoor from Home Depot, but not positive - it came with ...
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Finding electricity source for new Ceiling Fan install?

I'm a diy'er installing a ceiling fan in a bedroom that had no existing fixtures in the ceiling. Only a few outlets and a single pole switch that controls one of the outlets. I have access via the ...
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Hall light flickers when bedroom ceiling fan is on

I came across a house today, that someone installed new ceiling fans in. Before, they were fans with dimmer switches for the lights. The new ceiling fans are led non-dimmable. The power is shared with ...
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Used ceiling fan not working

Bought a used ceiling fan w 2 pull chains and lights. Seller assures me it was working. Hung it up and wired it fan black and blue to ceiling black, white to white, and both a green wire from the ...
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How should I wire a ceiling fan remote where one switch is used to control the fixture?

Ceiling has red, black, white, and ground wire. Remote box has black and white wires on top (to ceiling) and black, white, and blue wires on the bottom (to fan). The fan has black, white, blue, and ...
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Ceiling fan and light work with pull chain only, not light switch

My ceiling fan and light will only work with the chain and not the switch. When I tested the wires with the switch off one still came back hot. My house is a very old house. A picture is posted, as I’...
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Need help wiring ceiling fan wall control to 3way switch

I am installing a parrot uncle ceiling fan F3504A that came with a wall control (remote). The directions are unclear Basic wiring to ceiling fan with light white to neutral and blue black to hot. The ...
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Ceiling Fan wiring - odd voltage measurements

I replaced a ceiling fan because the fan motor was not working, but the lights were. I ​would have assumed I would wire the Red (R) wire to the black and blue ceiling fan wires and the White (W) wire ...
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Install a ceiling fan

I am taking down a light fixture that has 2 wires, a black wire hot and a white wire neutral. The ceiling fan I am installing has a Black wire a white wire and ground wire. Do I just take the ...
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Removing Ceiling Fan with two switches - with a light fixture. Can I make one switch an outlet?

Technically I don’t need any switches since I’m using smart bulbs, but is there a way I can make one of the switches an outlet? The ceiling fan wires are Ground, Red, White and Black. I’ll have to ...
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Connecting a ceiling fan with lamp to white and blue house wires

I've purchased a Hampton Bay ceiling fan with a lamp and I'm trying to connect it to my house wiring. I can see the following house wires: 2 connected (twisted) white wires one wire of blue'ish color ...
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Can I control just a ceiling fan light kit with the switch and leave the fan powered?

Is this easy to wire to make it work like that? What would I have to do? Thanks in advance!
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Replacement fan LED light

I'm trying to replace an LED light in my fan but I can't figure out what search terms to use to find a replacement bulb. Based on the documentation my fan came with, the this appears to be a 14 watt ...
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Where to connect the red wire from ceiling to a Ceiling fan with remote?

What to do with red wire from ceiling/supply when hooking up ceiling fan with attached light and remote? First time- I put the black wire from receiver output side (this side has wires that are black, ...
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Two 14/2 cables for a Ceiling Fan with Two Separates Switches for the Light and Fan

Is this wiring scheme a code violation for showing two 14/2 cables controlling a ceiling fan with separate switches for the light and the fan a code violation? We are remodeling and added ceiling fans ...
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Lights dim on a switch that was a 3 way

I have a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan with 4 lights in my kitchen that dims after I turn it on. The house is over 100 years old and has been through multiple remodels. It appears as though that the ...
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Can this ceiling box support a 12 lbs ceiling fan?

I live in a house that was built in 1999, this outlet currently mounts a light fixture. I want to replace the lights with a ceiling fan but I am not sure if the current outlet box will support the fan....
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How to fix broken screw hole in ceiling box? (re: ceiling light fixture; how to replace the box?)

I was trying to take down the ceiling light above my kitchen table and in the process one of the plastic screw holes in the ceiling box broke: This ceiling box holds a ceiling light (14.2 lbs) so I ...
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No voltage detected at black wire, voltage detected only at red wire coming from ceiling outlet

Moved into a new construction, I was recently trying to install a ceiling fan. There are 4 wires coming out of the ceiling outlet box, Black wire White wire Red wire Bare copper wire Wired the ...
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Decoupling 3 way switch

I currently have a hallway with two light fixtures, both of which are controlled by the 3 same light switches in different spots in the house. I want to replace one of the light fixtures with a small ...
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Ceiling fan wiring (2x light switch, 1x fan switch)

I'm installing a ceiling fan in our kitchen and we need to have 1x switch for the fan (preset fan control switch) and 2x switches for the light (1x 3-pole dimmer switch, 1x 3-pole switch). I was ...
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Ceiling fan light will not turn off using pull cord

The pull cord for my ceiling fan light was broken (“stripped” so to speak) and the only way to turn off the light but still use the fan was to archanely unscrew light bulbs a bit. A new pull cord was ...
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Triple switch wiring, only two wires

I have an older triple switch (fan, light, power), that has only two black wires, both hot. I am trying to wire it to a new triple switch, that has a hot post on one side and three posts on the other ...
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Ceiling Fan lights turn off on their own w/ a Twist

A search brought up similar questions but my situation involves a ceiling fan w/ lights that operates via a battery powered remote. This fan is on a circuit that previously had a total of three ...
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Replacing Light kit of a ceiling fan, from regular bulb to a led light

I have a 2013 Fanimation Zonix ceiling fan. I want to add light kit but the one they have for that model is HUGE. The inside black and white wiring are getting hooked to a regular bulb. The new ...
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Needing help on this, adding another switch to existing switch for fan and light to turn on separate with a bit of a curveball!

Spent all day trying to figure this out without any luck! I am trying to add an additional switch to an existing one with the end goal of being able to turn on the fan from one switch and the light ...
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How much heat is generated by a ceiling fan's remote control receiver?

How much heat is generated by a ceiling fan's remote control receiver? My last receiver was damaged by water exposure from the floor above (problem addressed). Still, I felt it a good idea to protect ...
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How to remove Bathroom Ceiling Fan

I live in an apartment and my bathroom ceiling fan is making really loud noise and I'm trying to replace it. However, I am having a hard time locating the screws to remove the entire box. I've checked ...
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Can I bore a 4inch hole through my ceiling joists?

I need to install a bathroom ceiling fan for a new bathroom I'm adding to my house. The only issue is that the floor joists are running perpendicular to where I need to run the 4'' aluminum duct pipe. ...
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How do I change the bulb on my kichler ceiling fan?

The light burned out in my Kichler ceiling fan, which came with my new house, so I have no idea how old it is or any other information about it. I can't figure out how to get at the bulb to change it. ...
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