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Old 08-16-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
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I just finished hanging a new Hunter Waldon Ceiling fan with light kit. This is our third identical installation in 2 weeks but this one has an issue. When I turn the single pole light switch on the light comes on but the fan will not. We have checked the breaker, and moved the reverse switch and pulled the fan chain multiple times. Any thoughts before I have to return this one back to Lowes?

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Did you check the connection at the box and make sure the fan is connected to the hot wire good in the wirenut?

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If you've verified a proper install, then you know the answer.
Check one last time at the wiring job, then take it down and return it, since it's dead out of the box.
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There should be two wires connects to the incoming black. One for the light and one for the light. There should also be two whites connected to the neutral. After that return it. DOA.
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There should be two wires connects to the incoming black. One for the light and one for the light. There should also be two whites connected to the neutral. After that return it. DOA.
Most, if not all ceiling fans only have one white wire to connect to the incoming neutral.
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My guess is incorrectly hooked up. Someone either left the wire for the fan hanging loose, or there is a possibility that there is 14/3 coming into the junction box, and they thought that the red was hot, and hooked the fan to that, and no voltage. My mother in law had a ceiling fan, that you had a switch leg going up to it the junction box, but when you looked at the box, you had a power leg, and another leg for power, that when they first hooked it up, it was all jacked up, and not working on the fan side.
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Most, if not all ceiling fans only have one white wire to connect to the incoming neutral.
SOmewhere inside the fan the neutral from the light and the fan are probabely pigtailed and the single wire is ran upto the jb. I am thinking one of the wires came out of the wirenut. The OP will have to drop the light kit to check.
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I am betting that fan wire is not connected well. A lot of people will also over twist and break the small wires.

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