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Furnace fan doesn't work in manual mode

I have an older Lennox furnace that was set up with R and W wires to the thermostat only. Very old 2-wire thermostat with no manual fan switch. When the thermostat kicks in to call for heat, the fan ...
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My thermostat is stuck on the on mode.What do I do?It won't go to the auto mode and the fan thing [closed]

My AC unit and my thermostat is stuck on the on the fan selection. It will not go to auto what do I do.
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Why is the compressor cooling fan switching off on my my Air Conditioner and overheating the compressor

I have a Whirlpool portable air conditioner, model number PACF29CO W, production date 02/03/2022 Recently it seems to have developed a fault The air conditioner has a main fan (blowing out cold air ...
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Gable Attic Fan(s) Not Working

I am trying to replace a gable attic fan that came up on our home inspection as being defective. I am having a bit of an issue though. I have purchased and installed two different fans now of two ...
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What improvements can I make to help house cool down at night after a hot day?

I recently moved into an old craftsman house in southern California. The heat has really moved in in the last week, and I'm trying to get a handle on how to keep the house cool at night. The last week ...
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Help with AC Unit placement [closed]

this summer i finally mastered up the will to buy and AC unit, it will be on the secound floor in the house. The floor has roughly 60 square meter in size or 645 square feet. The goal of AC would be ...
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AC Condenser Motor Only Runs Correctly in One Direction

The bearings on my condenser fan motor started going out (loud squealing) on my unit, so I replaced it, along with a new matching capacitor, both items provided by a reputable supply house. New motor ...
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Fan switch power

The entire switch assembly is removed from the fixture. No connection to any power source. Why did I get shocked and then was able to produce spark with a screwdriver at plug in point, still connected ...
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How can I access the bearings in this boiler fan for replacement?

Can anyone explain how to get to the bearings in this boiler fan? To access the bearings, it appears that the fan blades need to be removed from the axle. There is no lock washer or set screw. The ...
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Adding a WIFI timer switch to high/low/off switch for a whole house fan

I'd like to put a WIFI timer on a whole house fan switch which has a high, low and off setting. Once the whole house fan is turned to either low or high setting, I'd like to be able to activate it or ...
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3 pin molex shower fan connector, what should I do?

This fan does not work, is it possible to replace this? Most of the units I see online two prong connectors
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What power supply adapter used to plug this 12V 1.4W fan into wall?

This is the 12V DC 1.4watt fan I want to wire up to plug into the wall. https://sun-mar.com/product/12-volt-fan/ What specification (volts,amps, watts) are required in the power supply adapter that I ...
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Bathroom Fan broken - cannot take out fan!

would really like some help/advice here. We brought our condo new construction about 11 years ago, and the bathroom fan recently stopped working. I got two handyman's to come out here already, and ...
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What bracket should I use to wall mount a floor fan?

I have this 18" High velocity floor fan. I need to mount it on the wall so that it is out of the way of tiny fingers. I am in England so I will be drilling into brick. Strength and functionality ...
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Can I screw into a cladded beam to add a ceiling fan?

I want to add a large ceiling fan, obviously I need to add a junction box of some nature. I was wondering if there is a recommended method to mount to the beam.
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How to replace this bathroom fan?

I have a dead bathroom extractor fan and I've read many posts and watched numerous videos about how to replace bathroom fans but none have helped me figure out how to get this particular one out. I ...
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What is the order of operations for cleaning up the attic, insulating, adding and attic fan and re-roofing?

I want to do this in the most cost effective way and to minimize re-work. Some geo context… we live in Southern California where it doesn’t rain much generally, but the recent rains have shown the ...
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Can I connect 3-core electrical wire to a 2-socket load?

I am completely new and inexperienced with electrical work but wanted to learn how to DIY a very basic exhaust fan installation in my kitchen. I built a hood that mounts onto a small window and bought ...
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Where to run 4" exhaust fan duct?

I'm installing an exhaust fan in my bathroom. I plan to install it somewhere left of the octagon box that you see in the picture, However, there's a 5 3/4" joist right there. I'm not sure if I ...
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Replacing a compact fluorescent bulb in a bathroom exhaust fan with an LED bulb?

I have a bathroom exhaust fan that has a built-in light that is a compact fluorescent bulb. It does not provide sufficient lighting (2400 lumens) and they do not produce a replacement bulb that is ...
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What requirements are needed to replace an attic fan control switch?

I have an emerson high speed fan switch in one of our houses. It is just a a knob that controls the fan speed. I would like to replace it with a different color one and one that includes a timer....
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Wiring a new bathroom vent fan using old-construction wiring

Wiring up a new bathroom vent fan. We're trying to pull power from the line coming into the bathroom light switch, and just adding a second switch that will control the fan. My house is from the 1940'...
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Two bathrooms fans on same switch. One runs continuously

I have two bathrooms fans in the same bathroom to help with mold problems. They are wires to the same switch. One runs continuously even when the switch is off. Why?
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Wiring to ceiling fan/light

I recently purchased an older home. In the living room, it has a ceiling fan with light kit. It has a single pole switch (no ground) controlling the power to the fan/light. I'm replacing the switch ...
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Radon Fan Getting Noisy & Other Questions

We are wrapping up a French drain installation, and our radon fan has been much noisier for the last day or so. The concrete has been poured over our new French drain piping, with the sump pump hole ...
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How to remove oscillation knob from fan [closed]

A friend and I are trying to repair a vintage Hitachi oscillating desk fan. To get the cover off, it appears the oscillation knob has to be removed. The knob seems to be too big to force trough the ...
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Is it better to use two-wire or three-wire cable for a bath fan/light unit? [closed]

I’m running Romex cable in a bare (framed only) bathroom. End result should be 2 vanity lights on one switch, and then above shower light (recessed LED water-rated) and a separate vent/fan (Delta ...
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Why does the fan cycle on and off during heating cycle only?

My neighbor has an older model Carrier heat pump with electric strip heat. Here lately after she had maintenance done the fan indoor fan that is Will occasionally cycle on and off. I went over and ...
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How to fix an oscillating fan that runs slow?

I have an oscillating fan that does turn on and does oscillate, but which does not run at the correct speed. Normally, when I turn it on it starts at the highest speed and I can change speeds if I ...
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Replacing a refrigerator compressor fan motor with one with different electrical values (GE side-by-side TPG21JRDAWW)

I have rewired very basic motorcycle electrical systems before, but have no understanding of electrical values other than "don't mix 110 and 220V", and "don't put a 6V bulb on a 12V ...
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Replacing a bathroom fan switch

I am trying to replace my bathroom fan switch with one having a humidity sensor (Leviton DHS05: https://www.leviton.com/en/products/dhs05-1lw). The existing switch (see photos) is connected to a ...
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ceiling fan on after shutting off power [closed]

Trying to remove a ceiling fan upstairs. I shut off the breakers for upstairs, and everything turned off - except the ceiling fan is still running. None of the rooms upstairs have power. How is the ...
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Adding a new can/light on same switch-controlled circuit as ceiling fan

Objective: to install a new can light fixture, to be controlled by an existing wall switch. Original configuration: the wall switch supplies power to a ceiling fan with light kit. What I did: I ...
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Why did my ceiling fan stop responding to the remote?

My ceiling fan stopped responding to my remote control. The fan does not shut off and continuously runs on high speed unless I cut the power. The remote has a separate button for the light and other ...
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How to remove this pancake box?

I know this is a well-trodden question here, but, as per usual, there doesn't seem to be an exact example of the particular fixture that's been previously asked. I'm trying to install a ceiling fan ...
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Wiring Black White Red to White White Black

Bought a new bathroom fan/light but the wiring is different from the previous. House wiring is Black-White-Red, new fan light is White-White-Black. Both have a ground wire.
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Bathroom fan/light/heater not working

I just installed a Broan Nutone 765H80L fan/heater/light in my bathroom using a 20 Amp dedicated circuit as directed. I purchased a 3 paddle switch to fit in a 1 gang box and each switch is rated to ...
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How do I remove this old plastic bathroom fan motor?

I just bought a condo and wanted to clean or replace the motor, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the motor down from the ceiling. I removed the 3 screws holding the motor and ...
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Heater and fan don't work at the same time but work fine independently!

I am having a problem with my Frigidaire heater and fan. When the heater starts working fan stops and vice versa. they both work fine independently but not at the same time. It happened after I ...
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How do I interpret this wiring schematic?

I am getting confused by the wiring schematic. For this Broan 696 bathroom vent fan it has 2 outlet plugins(one for fan, one for light) the fan outlet has black and white wires. The light outlet has a ...
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How can I quiet my very loud bathroom fan?

We have gotten attic rain the last 4 years. This was due to the bathroom fan not being air tight, weak/old fan, and having -30c temperature freezing the humid air and then melting in spring. This ...
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Replace 3-way switch with fan speed controller

Current situation is a fan/light combination on a three way circuit. Two switches on opposite sides of the room. Light is on pull chain. Replacing the fan. No light on it. Variable speed wall switch ...
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Why isn't my furnace fan running when the thermostat is calling for it?

The fan is set to always on but it's apparent that the fan is off most of the night. When I wake up I never feel air blowing through the vents. When the window is closed during the night CO2 PPM ...
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Installing outdoor ceiling fan on stucco, no electric box

I’m wanting to install an outdoor ceiling fan on my back patio, the covered area is stucco and there currently isn’t an electrical box. Don’t know where studs are either. Is this an easy DIY or should ...
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Air conditioner outside unit / condenser does not come on when thermostat calls intermittently / usually works after switching break/pulling fuse

A few times over the past two weeks, my central AC unit would stop producing cool air. The inside fan (furnace blower?) would be working, but since the fan on the outside condenser was not running it ...
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Is the 18 gauge wire going into my ceiling fan safe to wire on a 15 amp circuit?

I have a ceiling fan w/light that has a remote control. I want to remove the remote control receiver and just wire the fan straight through to two wall switches. I know how do do this, however I ...
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How to get rid of fog / odor in a bathroom without windows or an extractor fan?

The previous owners decided to cheap out and leave our suite bathroom with passive ventilation. There doesn't appear to be any wiring either, so adding a circuit would cost a lot of money and is a ...
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Panasonic Bath fan options and venting question

I'd like to add two bath fans to our house. This sub has let me know that Panasonic are probably the best. But I figured I'd ask here about the venting and lighting options. I have good access to ...
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Using a non-used "fan" switch for new lights in a bedroom where fan & light are controlled by one switch vs. 2

It is increasingly hard to get an electrician to come out for small jobs and is expensive as well. I know I can do this wiring myself, I just need some guidance. In our bedroom, we need more light. ...
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Wiring multiple ceiling fans/light kits and separate led ceiling pot lights to two separate switches

Added Image 8/30/23 that reflects the current wiring, devices and connection points. I am trying to fix an issue from an existing install in the new sunroom that was added to the exterior of the ...
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