I tried to hook up my new ceiling fan. previously had a dome light. hooked everything up correctly but I didn't put electrical tape on one of the wires (because I was just testing it out... stupid). the hot wire hit the metal ceiling fan box and sparked. now the wire doesn't work. tried hooking up the old dome light and nothing. the circuit breaker is working properly. Light is on two light switches, a dimmer and a regular switch. i have i hooked up to a extension cord right now so please help.
Unfortunately it sounds like the main electic wire is shorted out. Not the one to your fan, but the one that provides the power supply FOR the fan. The only way i know to fix this is to get an electrician. I am certain the wire needs replacing.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
very simple make sure power is off take old one down and hang new one hook up wires black to black white to white and ull have probably a blue wire from light hook it up to the black wire also then screw fan to the electrical box and lastly put on blades and sometimes u have to balance it with lil weights this is a pain and tedeous but usually dont have to do this turn ur power on and check
The light leg should be hooked to a power source. If you have a separate wire from a wall switch, that's where it should be hooked. Otherwise, you can hook it to the fan leg and operate the light from the switch on the fan.
Depending on how your place is wired will dictate the solution here.
The light box in your ceiling should have two or three wires. Black and White, or Red, Black and White.
If you have two wires (one switch to control everything): Black is power - hook this to the fan's power wire (and the fan's light wire if applicable) White is neutral - hook this to the fan's neutral wire.
If you have three wires (two separate switches): Red is power for the light - hook this to the fan's light wire if applicable Black is for the fan - hook this to the fan's motor White is neutral - hook this to the fan's neutral wire.
For the fan alone, you hook the black wire from the fan to the black wire in your electrical box; white to white. If there is a red wire it's for the light, hook it to the black wire from the box. If you let us know what wires are available in your box and what's coming out of the fan and whether the fan has a light and whether the box is wired for separate lighting, we could go a long way towards solving your problem in more definitive terms. Hunter is a premium fan, their package directions are good.
Its not hooked up right. Black is hot , Black to Black always. green is ground , usually the green grounds to the mounting screws without any connections needed. the rest are variable you can have only 1 or 2 extra wires left. one to fan , one to lights, either way they go to white (neutral) Do you have a dual wall switch with lights and fan or are you using the remote? How many wires and what color are they that comes out of the ceiling box?