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Old 08-12-2007, 07:01 PM   #1
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Iam currently installing a ceiling fan, two to be exact. Iam having problems since they are not working I have a non circut neon tester that reads that my fans are getting power. But only the lights are working on one of them.. Any ideas am I just not getting enough power to them?

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Old 08-12-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
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Please explain how you wired the fan and light dome. Generally you have four wires a fan motor wire (black), a light wire (blue) a neutral (white) and a ground wire. Explain how you connected the wiring in the box to the ceiling fan wires.

Is the fan a pull chain operated fan or is it operated from switches on the wall or both?

Is it a fan with a remote?

Also if your installing at an existing ceiling box and it is not ceiling fan rated you run the risk of the fan weight pulling the box from the ceiling.

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Ok I wired it right that i know but ill tell you how i did it... Black and Blue from fan wired to the black (hot) and white to white.. green is of course grounded to the mount. Yes i know about the box requirements i had to get new boxes ( i started this job after someone else who didnt know what they were doing and he had plastic boxes... I got the Raco 4" octagonal boxes) Also one remote and the other is a pull chain no switches.
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Ok the light works on the pull chain fan but the fan doesn't? I would prefer you use a contact tester when troubleshooting... these eliminate issues that non-contact testers will not.

Hmmmm....well if you have the black and blue of the fan in the same wirenut with the incoming power black and the light works.. then it pretty well has to be an open in the black of the fan or a fan switch problem.

These fans are new?

Make sure you have a good connection in that wirenut with all three hot wires. If you do then you have a problem with the continuity of the fan motor circuit. Maybe the switch or a break in the black wire .... a continuity test should find it.

On the remote controlled fan it must be set on its highest setting for the remote to work.

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Yea i wish i could do that test though it would make life so much easier..... But i think its my fan too.. And both of them are brand new well the one (with the remote) was sitting in a box for like 2 years (long story).
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