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Wrongly started and fand is not working. now what to do.

Dear sir, my brother has gifted me minimax fan, i am living in india and our power supply is 220 wats I had pluged in my socket and turned switch on, i hear a slow noise and my fan is off. I dont know whether it is burned or any fuse is inside, please guide me how to start my fan i have opened the fan but not seen anything burn. plesae guide me thanks rajesh

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Re: wrongly started and fand is not working. now what to...

On the fan nameplate does it state 220 volts or 110 volts? there are no fuses inside. this is a good place to begin...

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Replaced ceiling light fixture because ceiling fan and lights stop working but now the new fixture not working? there is power to the ceiling light fixture? what is wrong?

With the power off, make sure the connections are correct and tight. Check the fuse/circuit breaker and switch in that order.

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The fan controller will not work, only runs in med speed...will not change speeds. Mod UC-9051T & reciever UC7067RC

Hello there, the controller seldom gets spoilt because all it does is to regulate the quantity of power which is supplied to the fan. The fan has a capacitor which regulates the quantity of power which the fan receives to determine the speed. I f the fan begins to move at a specific speed even when the regulator or controller is turned then it is an indicator that the capacitor is getting bad and therefore requires replacement.
Once you replace the capacitor the fan should function fine.
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Just tried to install the fan and light, it doesn't work when power is connected. I have 2 white house wires, none black. I have rechecked the connections, no power to the fan

the white wires are returns they dont supply power .. you may have to take the fan back down in order to find the black or red wire that supplys AC power .. a red wire would come from a wall switch .. the black wire would usually be 120 VAC .. be careful .. you must first turn off power before working with that live wire .. the white wires are always paired with a black wire and a bare wire (safety ground) .. perhaps the black wire just got covered up when the fan was installed .. the black (or red) house wire should be connected to the black and blue wires of the fan .. the white wires should all be connected together .. the bare wire should be attached to the green wire or bolted to the fan housing ..

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I have 2 sets of wires in the outlet box, the outlet box is connected to a wall switch. Which wires do I connect to the fan.

Usually the two wires that go to the wall switch are used to break the load, (switch the power (COMMON) OFF and ON to the fan).

The other wires in the ceiling box are the supply wires.

You need to look at the wires and find the pair that are LIVE, the one set that has live power on the BLACK wire. This set of wires are the SUPPLY wires. You can use a voltage detector or a neon bulb tester to determine which wires are LIVE. Once you do that, you should turn off the breaker until you have finished the installation.

Connect with a wire nut, the Ceiling (SUPPLY) box WHITE (neutral) wire to the fan's WHITE wire.

Connect with a wire nut, the BLACK (common) SUPPLY wire in the outlet box, to the WHITE wire going to the switch box,

Now connect the the BLACK wire coming from the switch box to the Fan's black wire.

Be sure to connect the bare copper ground wires together with teh Green (or bare) wire from the fan, with a wire nut.

This completes the wiring of the circuit and the fan should go ON and OFF with the wall switch. Now turn on the breaker and check for proper operation.

You can change the speed of the fan with the pull chain on the fan, if this is a standard ceiling fan.

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We have 2 Hunter ceiling fans with remotes. We can get the one in the bedroom to work great but the one in the living room now will not turn on the fan or light. Also when we are trying to get the living...

The remote might have wrong orders. Get the battery out and insert it back and see if the problem solved.
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nothing wrong with the power supply, or the remote, the speed switch in the fan is faulty, as it is more finiky than a manual speed change(like with a cable)

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this depends on where you live UK/USA et,c or other.
It is best to search the manufacturers site, to find installation codes/colours.
i.e USA use a lot Of Black and white. UK uses Red/Black Green/yellow.
And on houses that are rewired to 17th edition electrics ( UK ) the colours have now changed on mains twin and earth household Wiring. What Used to Be Red ( Live ) Is Now Brown. Black ( Nuetral ) Is now Blue. green/yellow is earth.

*** Important Note:- you should have several reds in a ceiling junction box or light fitting, these are circuit wires. ( Live From Light to next light ) The same as with Black ( Nuetral )
There will usually be 1 switch wire/Cable. this feeds a live from the switch, to the live power up to the light. many homes use a twin core and earth, from the light switch to the fitting. this may be black ( if a black/red ) has been used. *** Do not connect a black Switch wire with the remaining neutrals***
This will blow a fuse or trip a breaker.

Your solution:- connect the black neutral To the Black neutral cables ( more Than 1 at the ceiling Rose/fitting ) if there is a green/yellow or green ( this will be earth ) You may have 2 remaining Colours Possibly red and Blue or other. The Red Should be the switched Live. ( the single cable Red/Black with red tape around It ) This will be the switched Live. The remaining cable would probably be connected to the Bunch of Reds ( Constant Live ) As ceiling fans require a constant and switched live ( if the fan has lighting )

If in any doubt, consult a qualified or competant Electrician. *****And always remove or isolate the mains supply before attempting any installation*****. After the wiring is complete replace the fuse or switch on the breaker, to test your installation.

This information, is supplied by a fully competant electrician.

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Mike @ Compurepair.

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Firstly, yes the fused spur should be earthed. You should wire from the fused spur to the fan L,N & E.

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If you wish to use the light switch to turn on the light and fan at the same time you should also run a live switch wire to the fan L1.

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