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  1. Electrical
    The issue is the ceiling fan motor is still receiving power despite the power not even connected to the motor. Link to the ceiling fan I am installing: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Harbor-Bre...Ceiling-Fan-with-Light-Kit-5-Blade/1001047278 I started by ensuring my switch is setup properly. Here is...
  2. Electrical
    I have swapped a light with a new ceiling fan. The ceiling box has Red, white and copper. The fan came with Black, White and Green. I have connected and capped the Red, Black and blue wires, white to white and then copper to green. When flip the breaker on, it trips right away. What am I doing...
  3. Electrical
    I'm attempting to swap out a fan and switch for the fan in my home. I removed the old switch and there is only one single 14/3 romex running into the box. I've attached a picture of how it was wired when I pulled it. The white wire was not attached to the switch at all. I then pulled the fan...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I'm trying to replace a ceiling light with a ceiling fan. I'm not sure how the fan connects to the mount. Maybe someone can help me out?
  5. Electrical
    Hi all, I have a 1920’s house, most wiring has been updated but a few straggler circuits remain knob and tube. I am replacing a ceiling fan that has 3-way switches and noticed one incoming line in the ceiling box is 14/2 Romex and one line is knob and tube (or some other ancient & brittle...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Any recommendations on how to cover up this gap?
  7. Electrical
    Greetings, I just installed a new ceiling fan that has a remote control. The motor/light box have the typical blue/white/black wires which you connect to the remote control box which has white and black wires to run to the house wiring. In the ceiling I have two sets of ground, black, and...
  8. Electrical
    Hi i just removed my ceiling box and found a brace going across nailed to 2 studs that are coming down at an angle mended together at the meeting point. I was going to remove the brace bar and install a ceiling fan brace. there was a ceiling fan on it before and was wobbling so decided to change...
  9. Electrical
    I have 3 Hampton Bay ceiling fans, all different models, all in different rooms, all on different power circuits. Last night all 3 stopped responding to their respective controllers. Changed all batteries, flipped switches to change which controller ran which fan, powered on/ off. No...
  10. Electrical
    Hello All - My ceiling fan getting tripped, to find which wire is fault i did the below test scenarios. In all these scenarios i kept all ground wires (Two green wires from bracket and Fan circuit & Copper wire from Ceiling) are connected together. 1) All hot wires (Black), Neutral (White)...
  11. Electrical
    We moved into a newly-built home and bought some ceiling fans. When I went to install them I noticed the boxes in the ceiling don't seem to support ceiling fans. They're held in with drywall screws and don't seem secure enough to hold the weight of the fans. I'm trying to figure out what to do...
  12. Electrical
    I’ve done several fans but this particular install has me stumped. The fans work fan (cycle on/off) never tripped. However, on the same set of switches I have outdoor lights that share that breaker (but do not share the switch). If I flip their switch they immediately trip the breaker. When I...
  13. Electrical
    I'm replacing a ceiling fan that is wired to a wall switch with separate switches for the fan and the light. I want to keep the wiring that way. My question is, what do I shop for? Almost no fans call out their compatibility for a 2-way switch. Can all fans be wired that way, or do they have...
  14. Electrical
    I bought 2 ceiling fans. I wired both of them as shown in the photo below. The first one downstairs worked perfectly. The light is controlled by the switch (on/off) and then the fan is controlled only by the remote. However, I wired the second fan in the bedroom like this and now the light...
  15. Electrical
    Hello All - I am installing a Ceiling fan with remote and light, connected to only one direct switch. My Switch is OFF and Circuit Braker is OFF I got four wires from Main Ceiling - White, Black, Red, Copper. We are using black wire as a hot wire so the red wire is left empty with a cap...
  16. Electrical
    Hi all, new to the forum. I'm a new homeowner, so I'm sure this won't be my first post. I just bought a new ceiling fan to install in a bedroom. Removed the old light fixture and hooked up the fan black and blue to house black, fan white to house white, and fan green to house ground. The...
  17. Electrical
    A ceiling fan was running very slowly so I took it down and took it to be repaired. The capacitor was replaced (unfortunately I did not not the new capacitors rating) and the fan reinstated, only to find that it was running much faster than when it was running normally. After maybe 20 minutes...
  18. Electrical
    I'm installing a ceiling fan with light. Fan/light has Green, Black, White and Black/White wires. Ceiling box has separate Black, White and Copper wires AND BUNDLED Black, White and Copper wires... NO RED WIRES. There are TWO wall switches - one for fan, one for light. The previous fan/light...
  19. Electrical
    I am in the idle of installing a ceiling fan. The wife wanted a ceiling medallion which is 2 inches thick. I used extended screws. When I got to the part of wiring, I realized the extended screws meant the hanger is not directly in contact with the ceiling box. I also have a bare copper wire...
  20. Electrical
    Hello, I have a Ceiling fan which doesn't run when turn on. Without the blades I can get it going after a little push. I suspected the capacitor, so tested the capacitor with a micrometer. It's a five wire CBB61 capacitor without the following: Gray-->Red should be 4uf------->micrometer...
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