Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

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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 ...
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Blinking lights on new fan

I recently bought a new fan with light kit from a box store. This is the third fan of this model and I've had no issues with the others. Upon getting everything hooked up, the fan works great, but ...
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Capacitor choice for ceiling fan

My ceiling fan stopped working and, after performing an analog multimeter test of the capacitor, I have a reason to suspect that it is the cause. However, I am unable to find a replacement that ...
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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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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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Changing lights and ceiling fans

I am replacing some ceiling fans in my house with regular light fixtures and after removing the ceiling fan and wiring in the new light the light would not turn on. I checked my wiring and have black ...
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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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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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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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Can I connect combined red and black wires from power source to ceiling fan blue wire, is it safe

Power source has black wire white wire and red and black wire paired together as well as ground. Ceiling fan has black white blue and ground. Instructions say connect blue fan wire to red wire from ...
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installing fan support and fan

I bought this fan second hand so I don’t have directions The mounting bracket has a picture and connecting it to the rod seems obvious However I can’t figure how to attach the fan to it https://1drv....
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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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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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Replacing ceiling fan/light combo with LED light only

Replacing an old ugly ceiling fan/light combo with LED light. Two issues. Three wires come out of the ceiling - Red, Black, & White. LED light has only Black and white. Tried capping red white ...
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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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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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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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Ceiling fan where the fan works but the light goes off on its own

The problem started after we had construction on our house and the general contractor switched the light switches (he did this to ne nice so the whole house matched). Makes me think the issue is on ...
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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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Voltage sensor indicates power but ceiling fan and light not working

i have a sperry adjustable voltage sensor turned to least sensitivity. Working on a hunter ceiling fan. The black wire in and out of light switch is hot, when on. The white return wire is hot but no ...
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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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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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My ceiling fan has a sporadic loss off power, 1-2 seconds

My ceiling fan will briefly (1-2 seconds) lose power then come back on. All wires are connected according to the instructions, but there is a red wire that was not used. Do i need to connect the red ...
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LED bulbs flash once, turn off. Unscrew one and screw back in they all turn on?

Had a ceiling fan with cheap LED bulbs, they would flicker a lot and had an electrician tell me cheap bulbs can do that. So bought some GE and now when I turn it on they flash once. I’ll unscrew one ...
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Adding recessed lighting to ceiling fan switch

I currently have a single ceiling fan controller by two light switches (at the same location), one for light on fan, one for fan only, or Both switched on for light and fan. I replaced my fan with a ...
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Replacing old ceiling fan with light with a simple dimmer switch!

I have 4 blue wires and one yellow wire in a wire nut on the right side as your looking at the box and 2 blue wires on the left! My dimmer switch has 2 black wires on the top in the back and 1 green ...
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Lights blink when toggling ceiling fan in another room

I have a ceiling fan with light in room A. I have recessed lights in room B. I noticed that if I have the ceiling fan set as Fan-On and Light-Off, and I switch the fan's wall switch (fan and light is ...
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Ceiling Fan wiring and install

3 main questions. I am trying to replace a light fixture with a ceiling fan/light combo. I've read that some boxes are not rated for ceiling fans. How do I find out and/or can you tell from my pic? ...
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Installing Ceiling Fan with light to outdoor porch

I recently had a home built and asked the builder to leave three ceiling boxes in my covered deck for future ceiling fans. The picture attached is what was installed. There are two white (capped), ...
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Ceiling Fan with remote not turning on properly with wall switch

Installed Arrano Ceiling Fan w/remote. Light was flickering so I replace dimmer wall switch. Now light will not go on until I turn switch on then off then on again
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Installing new fan and light

The old fan was wired so it had a switch on wall for fan and switch for light. So I have 2 white wires, 2 black wire and ground from ceiling. This light works with remote. So 2 switches not needed. ...
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Ceiling fan with light and remote issues

We purchased and installed new ceiling fan/light with remote about three months ago. We have not had any problems with it since we installed it but the last 24 hours I have been quarantined to my room ...
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old fan/light for new

I changed out an old fan/light for new. The new one has a fancy control (no remote). I finished installing and went to hook up switch. Old wires present are two red and a white, no ground. The new ...
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How should I connect my new ceiling fan to the existing wiring?

We bought a new home and are replacing an old ceiling fan with a new one. We had contractors here doing some work that was very bad quality so I fired them. They moved the junction box over (where I'm ...
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Ceiling fan wiring question

I am trying to install a ceiling fan where a light fixture was. When I took out the light fixture I noticed that there are 3 black wires all bundled together, (and not being used) 3 white wires with ...
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Why doesn't my ceiling fan's LED light kit work?

Casablanca 6 speed ceiling fan. The remote control is communicating with the receiver. The fan can be controlled at all speeds. The light does not come on. I will check the voltage coming out of the ...
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Help with ceiling fan wiring

North American home from ~1960s. Unfortunately I dont have a "before" picture of the old fan wiring. Trying to install a new fan which has a light, controlled by a dimmer switch on the wall. ...
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Fan light kit leaves me perplexed

Two ceiling fans with light kit and remote on single wall switch. All worked well for 3 months. One light kit stopped working but fan worked. I replaced the light kit, the receiver (inside motor ...
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Squeaky Fan, Unknown Model/Make

We bought our house 4 years ago with this fan in our bedroom. Over the past year, it has developed a whirring noise, it doesn't sound like loose a loose screw or other fastener, but rather electrical ...
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Ceiling Fan Won't Turn On Unless I Turn On The Recessed Lights Switch

I had a light fixture in the room. I took out the light fixture, and added four canned lights in the room, connected to where the light fixture was, and turning on and off using what was the light ...
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Changing out my ceiling fan i got four white and four black wiresand cant tell which should be tied together

After taking down my old ceiling fan I have four white and four black. 3 white was together as well as black. One white and one black was connected, but I sepererated all and don't know which black ...
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Ceiling fan halogen light no longer controllable with remote, however the fan speeds remain controllable by the remote

I installed the Hampton Bay ceiling fan with halogen light several years ago, where previously there was only a ceiling light fixture controlled by a single wall switch. The new ceiling fan/light came ...
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Ceiling fan will not turn off

I have a ceiling fan with NO wall switch to turn it off. It works by remote, (I have an old house and they have it set up this way). I changed the battery and it still wont shut off. Its a Hunter Fan ...
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Sharing kitchen hood and kitchen ventilation through one duct

My kitchen currently does not have a kitchen hood, so I'm planning to install it. At the moment there is a ventilation duct, my idea is to connect the hood pipe to the ventilation pipe in the drop ...
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Dimming led ceiling fan with remote and dual switch wiring

I currently have a similar setup for my Stile Anderson 22 in. LED Indoor/Outdoor Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan with Remote Control. Black wire controls the fan, while the blue controls the light kit on ...
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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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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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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 ...