Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

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Hunter Ceiling Fan with Remote to dual switch on wall - how to wire?

Long story short, all was working per my question below as installed by a contractor(I'm 99% sure) - until it came loose from the ceiling and i quickly undid all of the wiring (lesson learned - quick ...
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Why are the LED lights in my ceiling fan suddenly dim?

Installed ceiling fan with LED lights. Circuit has three way switches no dimmers. Lights worked fine for a 1-1/2 months, but then turned on one morning and lights are dim. Fan has a remote to turn on ...
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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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New ceiling fan with remote wiring help

I need help with the wiring of a new ceiling fan. The previous ceiling fan was wired to two switches on the wall, one to control the light and one to control the fan. The new harbor breeze fan one ...
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How do I switch a ceiling fan to a regular light fixture?

I live in a trailer that was built in 1974. I took down a ceiling fan that was hanging way too low for my height. I was very surprised to find 6 wires hanging down from the ceiling. Two of the wires ...
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Ceiling fan with 2 switches with remote

Where are the wires I have, I am confuse to where the red from the ceiling goes, nothing in the manuals talk about a red wire. Right now we have 1 switch controlling the light, and 1 controlling the ...
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Ceiling Fan with 2 Switches and Remote

I just recently bought a the merwry ceiling fan from home depot. It's a wireless fan with remote and I have 2 switches in my house, 1 with light dimmer. I wired everything up and everything seems to ...
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ceiling fan/light fixture wiring with 3 (3-wire) cables

I am replacing an old (1980s?) ceiling fan with light. The light and fan were turned on with one wall switch and pull cables on the fan. I pulled out the fan fixture and found wiring in the box that ...
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Installing smart switches, instructions don't match my wiring?

I'm trying to replace a couple switches with smart switches and the instructions provided with the switch I have (TP-Link HS200) don't match my wiring set up 100%. I'm thinking (hoping) I have the ...
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Ceiling fan malfunction

My ceiling fan keeps running at a very low speed although the power switch is turned off at the wall switch and by the pull cord. Is there any danger, and what is happening?
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Can I add a single pole switch to a 3 way switch with power?

I have a box with 14-2 power, 14-3 communicator wires (run from another switch that is connected to lights), and a 14-2 cable fora ceiling fan. How do I wire the switches to operate independently in ...
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how to install track lighting on preexisting ceiling fan?

I have an existing ceiling fan with a light fixture that I would like to replace with track lighting and spot lights. For this purpose, I have bought the "TROSS" ceiling track lighting from Ikea ...
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4 pair of cables lead to Ceiling fan box

I've got two power switches that go to this ceiling fan. Both switches would cut power to the fan and to the light. It's been so long since I took it down I don't remember how it goes. I've got 4 ...
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Ceiling Fan Light won’t work

My ceiling fan light stopped working in my kitchen. I thought one of the sockets broke so I bought a new light kit. Installed it ...correctly...and still no light. There is a remote control receiver ...
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Help replacing a dimmer switch

Hi. Hopefully someone can help me with this. I have a dimmer switch that controls a ceiling fan with lights. I want just a regular on/off switch. When you run the fan it makes a noise unless the ...
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Is It Possible To Install Another Switch To Control Fan?

Is it possible for me to install another switch to control the fan? This switch controls the light/fan. However, if the switch is off neither the light or fan can operate. I would like to separate ...
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Trying to change out a ceiling fan need help… 5 wires

I'm in an old house. I removed and replaced 2 out of 3 with no problem. I get to the third and there are 5 wires: 2 black, 2 white/cream, and one bare copper wire. I think I have it hooked up right ...
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Installed Ceiling Fan With a Remote And Think I Made a Mistake

I installed a Hunter ceiling fan with a remote control receiver about a week ago. During installation it said to connect grounds to grounds, blacks to blacks, whites to whites, etc. which I did. I ...
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Will ceiling junction box support fan mounting?

Will current ceiling junction box support fan? Not exactly sure if a fan was mounted to it prior as I recently moved into this apartment. Somewhat older of an apartment and box doesn’t directly state ...
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Replace ceiling fan with fan + light

I have an old noisy ceiling fan that I plan to replace. Can I install a ceiling fan with a light fixture regardless of the wiring, or do I need to open it up to see what I'm working with before buying ...
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Mounting box slightly offset in ceiling: is there an offset mounting bracket that I can use to mount ceiling fan?

We're having a new house built, and yesterday we went to check out the progress. They've finished drywalling and sheetrock mudding and we noticed that the electrician installed one box off center. We'...
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Possible ceiling fan failure

Just purchased a 1940 home with mostly 2 conductor cloth wiring installed. The ceiling fan (reversible w/light) in the bedroom wasn't working so I checked and discovered that it had been disconnected ...
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Installing a new fan with old wiring

I'm trying to install a new fan (which I've done more times than I'd like to admit). This is the first time I've seen such odd wiring. The house is from 1975, and there are three different wiring ...
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Do you use a twist-on wire connector to connect a “neutral in” and “common” wire?

I'm upgrading the receiver on a remote-controlled ceiling fan unit (which also controls the ceiling lights in that room). The wiring diagram changed from the old model to the new -- most importantly, ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan with different wires from the ceiling

I'm trying to wire a ceiling fan and light. I have 2 wires coming from the ceiling. 1 is a black, white and ground where the black is constant hot. The second wire is a black, white, ground and red ...
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Stairwell ceiling fan direction for non-heated or cooled entryway

I have a stairwell ceiling fan about 18 feet above a non-heated or cooled entryway foyer. I'm confused about how to set the direction for winter or summer. The main living area above is heated and ...
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Ceiling fan/light suddenly stopped responding to remote controller

The ceiling fan w/light are controlled by a remote control device. A wall switch which over-rides the remote, i.e., if the wall switch is turned off, the fan and the light would turn off. And, the ...
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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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how do I Replace a ceiling fan with dimmer switch for lights and on/off switch for fan

I am replacing a ceiling fan+light unit. It is controlled by a on/off switch for the fan and a dimmer switch for the light unit. From the ceiling I have a bare wire, black, white, red wires. The ...
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Ceiling Fan Capacitor Replacement

I need to change out a ceiling fan capacitor, but cannot find exact replacement. 4.5uf(280v)+ 5uf (250v)+5uf(250v)....4 wire, per picture. What would be suggested replacement, based on if & the ...
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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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Installing a dimmer switch for a ceiling fan

I have a ceiling fan with a lights that have to separate switches- one to control the fan on/off, and another to control the lights on/off. I want to put a dimmer on the light switch only but I most ...
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How do I determine wiring colors for ceiling fan?

I'm trying to install several ceiling fans for our newly built house. I've noticed the wires have a ground (metal wire), white (assume hot), black (neutral), and a red wire. What's the red wire for? I ...
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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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Black wire x3, white wire x3, ground wire x3.

I took out a ceiling fan in a bedroom. I didn't pay much attention to how it was wired up because I've replaced 5 ceiling lights in the house previously and they've been without issue. My issue on ...
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Wiring- changing from a fan light combo to a fan light combo with remote control

I am replacing an old fan/light combo that was operated by side by side light switches. I have replaced it with a light/fan combo that also has a remote. I can only get the light switch to operate ...
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Ceiling box has 2 black and white wires but fan/ light only has 1 of each

Installing a new fan/light with 1 red wire 1 white wire and 2 green wires The box in my ceiling has 2 black wires, 2 white wires, and one bare wire. (The 2 black wires were capped together, and the 2 ...
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Help with untangling an ancient wiring mess

So, let me preface this by saying I live in a 100 year old apartment building, and I can't tear out all the wiring and start over again. (As much as I'd like to.) In my living room, there existed a ...
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Run conduit from exterior sconce

We have a sconce on the outside of our brick house on a covered patio currently. I would like to run conduit from it to allow us to place an exterior fan on the same covered porch. My questions: 1) ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan with black, white, red, green in ceiling box and two wall switches

I'm trying to wire a ceiling fan in my bedroom (condo built in 2014). The bedroom currently has two wall switches and a single ceiling light (no fan). The right switch turns the light on/off and the ...
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Ceiling fan replacement wiring issues

I am replacing a ceiling fan (old fan had wall switches (1) for light (1) for fan). The new fan also has a light but has a wireless remote too. My issue is that the old fan used, black, white, blue, &...
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What sort of ceiling fan support do I need where I can't find framing?

As I have already worked on 4 out of 5 ceiling fans I have put up so far (previous question). Now I am going to put the last one up. I need your help on this one. However, one of them I had a light ...
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How can you add a standard light fixture to a ceiling fan?

How can I take a regular old ceiling mount light fixture - such as the one below - and add it to a ceiling fan? Example light fixture: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0135HNWBI?pf_rd_p=d1f45e03-...
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Will this existing Outlet Box support a 23 lb ceiling fan

I live in a house that was build in 2015, 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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Attic Fan Box Vapor Barrier

This past weekend I installed a ceiling fan to replace an already existing light fixture. I had to replace the plastic electrical box from when the home was built in 1992. I am unable to get into the ...
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Ceiling Fan Bracing

I'm looking to add a ceiling fan to an existing junction box. The current junction box runs parallel to a joist (which it's screwed into on one end) and is circular on the other end. Which of the two ...
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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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Tolerances when centering a ceiling fan

I'd like to install a ceiling fan and there's a ceiling joist in the way causing me to be about 2" off-center. The ceiling is about 8'x10' and the recessed lights that the fan would be centered ...

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