Home blt.62 I am installing ceiling fan. when installed,fan works
The lower lights do not. backing doun step by step,I recieved a shock.using tester, i discovered the systm is hot even when the wall switch is turned to minimum and off.(switch is a reostat). checking further with meter, i still have 125 v across. by checking white to the metal box,i still have 125v.i have removed the fan,pulled all wireing out found no wires touching metal. however,haveing worked on large boat wireing, i removed all old tape, and recovered it with heat shrink. I have a two wire system,with a hot box? _ and lights not working. Ihave installed 3 similar fans over the past 2yrs in this house. HELP.
Re: home blt.62 I am installing ceiling fan. when...
You need to contact an electrician and have them evaluate your home's wiring in its entirety. They should also inspect the other work you've done. The wiring in your house is NOT to be installed in the same manner as the wiring in a boat or RV. You don't use heat shrink in stead of UL-approved splices (most commonly wire nuts in a residential application) and black tape. This is exactly why so many places require that any work on an electrical system be performed by a licensed electrician.
It sounds like somewhere in your house, you have a short to ground and your ground rod isn't diverting this voltage to ground. If it were functioning correctly, it would most likely trip the breaker on the affected circuit. This is not something to take lightly. Your safety and that of your family is at stake here.
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Most (if not all ceiling fans) are designed to hang from most ceilings - flat or angled. This is done through the use of a molded plastic ball secured to the downrod of the fan assembly, that will allow the fan to "self-level" in the hanger
A special "hoop like" hanger is secured to the fan rated electrical box that allows the fan to hang straight down - providing that your ceiling isn't at a real freakish angle - all by itself. The only other thing to watch for is the blades. This is especially true if the new fan has larger blades or a shorter downrod than the old fan. Make sure that the fan blades will clear the ceiling (and enything else for that matter) when running. Otherwise, you will need to use a longer downrod to allow the fan to hang a little lower. Make sure it is not too low to prevent it from striking people walking below it.
Review the installation manual and check out the support "hoop" for the electrical box and the downrod with the plastic ball on the end (may require assembly of the ball to the downrod). You can install the support hoop and hang the downrod to make sure you understand how it works without assembling the rest of the fan.
If you have any problems, you should contact Home Depot (Hampton Bay is a Home Depot house brand) for support.
Sounds like all the dip switches are set to factory still. Easy enough to fix. Slide open the battery compartment on the back of the remote control and remove the fan's canopy against the ceiling. Then just change the switch to a different setting but make sure that the remote and fan have the same setting. Repeat this in each room so that all the fans have a different setting to each other.
It sounds that fan use to work and lights and you did correct thing by changing battery. I've had this problem and it just needs the reciever replaced. Reciever is located at electrical connection in ceiling. Just buy a new universal wireless remote and reciever at any home depot. if dont fill safe doing this task should call an electician to do job or someone with electrical skills.
Hampton Bay is an exclusive brand of Home Depot. They would be the ones to help you with that. BUT .. from my experience I would say that the cost and trouble of getting and replacing the motor in that fan would be easilly rivalled by the cost and ease of buying and installing a new fan all together.
The usual wiruing for these fan/light circuits is that the black wire on one switch is for the fan and the red on the other switch is for the light. If you are using a remote set up for both fan and light, then hook the remote wires to the black and white wires in the ceiling, You can cap off the red wire in the ceiling as this will not be used.
You can try the universal receiver. The white, black, and green wires are the house wires. The receiver must match to these on one side. The wires on the other side go to the fan/lights. It is possible that one of these has come loose. If you try the universal, make sure the dip switches are in the same positions on both.
Take the fan down, and remove the receiver completely, from house wires and fan. (Make sure the breaker is off first!) Then wire the fan directly to the house wires. The blue wire on the fan is for lights. Wire it with the black wire in the same wire nut.
I'm assuming you have a wall switch that powers the wires coming from the ceiling.
By the way, I have never seen anyone control two fans with lights with one receiver. Usually each fan has its on.
If you have a remote for the fan and light, then it makes sense that only one wall switch operates as a master switch. Then as far as why the remote doesn't operate the lower light, the question I would have is whether the remote you have for the new fan came with it or not? If the remote you have has a button for the upper light and a button for the lower light, then you need to make sure that the reciever in the fan has wires for both lights. On the receiver there should be a black and white for the power and neutral coming from the switch. Then there will be a white wire for the neutral to the fan, a black wire going to the fan, and probably a blue wire for one of the lights. If there is another wire on that reciever (it may be orange or some other color) that would be the wire for the other light. That would be simple... four wires from the fan to four wires coming off the reciever. What you might have is four wires coming from the fan, and three wires (other than the black and white which connect to the wires from the switch) coming from your reciever. The way around that is to connect the two lighting wires from the fan to the one lighting wire from the reciever. Then when you press one of the light buttons on the remote, the upper and lower lights will always come on together. The other possibility is that there is a problem with the lower light kit itself. I would first check the wiring inside the canopy of the fan where the receiver most likely is.
An easy-to-install ceiling fan can make a real difference in your home's climate - both cooling and heating - at a far lower cost and operating expense than almost any other item.
The installation begins with choosing where the fan should be located. In almost all homes, the fan is installed in the center of the room, replacing a central light fixture. This spot provides a smooth air flow to most of the room.
Since a fan draws about the same power as a ceiling fixture, the electrical circuit shouldn't be overloaded. But if your fan includes lights, be sure the circuit it's on has enough extra capacity to handle the load. If not, you must run a new circuit with a new circuit breaker from the house main service panel or subpanel to the fan.
If there is no central light fixture, you'll have to create a place to hang the ceiling fan. Then, you'll need to bring electrical power to it. You can tap into an existing circuit to do this.