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Help with ceiling fan

My new fan # 420 659 has a remote that must go in the ceiling, the old existing box is not big enough to accomodate the remote? Solution? As well, with the old fan there were 3 wires black, white & red- the new fan has black, white, red & blue...(they both have a green ground) so what's the proper hook up with the added blue? Thank you.

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  • gophersnake Apr 17, 2008

    A customer just consulted me about adding remote control to a 10-year-old Quorum ceiling fan.

    I've installed remote-controlled fans before but it's been a while since I actually handled one. I seem to remember the ceiling canopy (or was it the motor housing?) as being big enough to hold the remote control receiver. The actual receiver was a C-shaped box that would just barely fit inside the canopy/housing. I have trouble picturing a receiver small enough to fit inside a ceiling box (or a ceiling box big enough to hold a receiver).

    This particular fan has about a 5" ceiling canopy. I haven't looked inside yet but between the support bracket and the wires that I know have to be in there, I'd be surprised if there were room for anything even as big as a matchbox. I'm wondering if it might be possible to get a different ceiling mount for this fan -- one that uses a roomier canopy. It seems to me it wouldn't even need to be for the same brand; canopies and hangers differ from model to model but the ball and downrod always look about the same.

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Black with black is for fan motor from swith red with red is for light fan from switch blue goes conect to black thats power for the remote white wuth white thats streat line is call comun or negative green withe green that streat conection for ground protection

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Help. I need help properly connecting wires on a new ceiling fan.


Usually, the fans with remotes will dim the lights by holding the light button for a few seconds. So, the red wire would stop this feature if wired directly to the fixture. That would eliminate the wire coming out of the receiver for the lights. If you want the light to dim, then tape off the red wire, so the remote will dim them. The wall switch won't work anymore. If you want to connect the red wire , tape off the wire from the receiver that connects to the light sockets and connect the red wire to the wire for the light sockets. This will operate the fan but the remote will not dim the lights. If you have a motor speed controller in the wall from the old fan, remove it and replace it with a switch or eliminate the switch altogether so the remote will control the fan speed.

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How to wire this fan


The wiring on most paddle / ceiling fans id such:

White = Fan and Light neutral or "common"
Black = Fan line voltage or "hot"
Blue = Light line voltage or "hot"
Green = safety ground

If you are replacing an existing light fixture - be sure to replace the ceiling box with one designed for use with a fan - as per electrical code. If the existing box had only 2 wires (or 3 counting the ground) that connected to the old light fixture and it was controlled from a wall switch, the wiring would be fixture white to ceiling white, fixture black and fixture blue to ceiling black (or red) and fixture green to ceiling bare ground or connected to the metal box. This would power both the fan and light whenever the wall switch was on and the pull chains for each were also on. This is also the preferred wiring for replacement of a pull chain type light fixture (no wall switch present).

If there are other wires in the box that previously were not connected to the old light fixture, using a meter or tester - determine if there is constant power between the ceiling white wire and any of the these other wires (test with the wall switch on and off to be sure). If you do have constant power available, you might consider using the wall switch to control only the light, and using the pull chain to operate the fan (or vice-versa). Simply connect the black (for fan) or the blue (for light) to the "constant power on" wire and that part of the fixture will work by pull chain only - regardless of the wall switch position. If the fan can be shut off by the wall switch, it is very important that the wall switch remain a toggle (or on / off switch), do NOT replace with a dimmer type switch.

If you'd prefer to operate the fan and light completely independently of each other - you can purchase a 3rd party fan & light remote control device for between $30 - $50.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply. Thanks!

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I wish to install a ceiling fan in my bedroom. The roughing is already installed in my ceiling. The problem is the electrical box is recessed a half inch into the ceiling. Could I mount the ceiling fan if...


a celing fan should only be mounted on a box rated for a ceiling fan. This is a NEC code requirement. You could remove your existing box, and install a new box rated for a ceiling fan. You install the adjustable cross bar, and then attach the box to it. It also has stronger threaded inserts for the fan attaching bolts. Better than having a fan flying through the room.
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Remote does not consistently work


You can include a push chain switch, if theres enough room in the ceiling fan housing. This is a job for a professional electrician or appliance serviceman who is willing to modify an appliance. It will need to be tested for intrinsic safety and the work should carry some sort of warranty since the pull chain modification (if made on the ceiling fan house) will likely void any warranty. Instead, I advise that the pull switch could be intalled elsewhere in the room. However, it still remains a job for a profession electrician who can install the pull switch in parallel with the existing switch.

This would however be able to control all three fans with just one pull switch if you wanted.

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Can we use old remote for the new fan


It is possible. Unless you know a bit of electronics, it would be difficult to do the conversion. You have to study the control circuitry of the old and new ceiling fan. You are lucky if it is a pin-to-pin direct conversion. An electronics techinician at your location can do it easily...I guess.

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Remote Control Ceiling Fan Problem


OK, first off, there have been some problems with those remote units. That said, let me tell you what the wires should be doing and you can see if that is happening.
Normally they take a "Hot Wire" and attach it to the white wire that goes to the switch. It is hooked through the switch to the black wire to bring the "Hot" back up to the light/fan. The whites in the ceiling box are the neutral. A "Hot" and a neutral are required to make anything work. The copper is a ground, or added safety. It usually is attached to the same spot as the neutral in the breaker box, so it is not a big deal. If you have a hot going to the switch which works as the off/on valve, and back up to the box. The hot and a neutral make what ever you hook it to work. Now, if you have a remote, it uses a connection at ceiling box to turn it on and off. You can have a switch to turn the whole thing off and on, but if that switch is on, the remote is just a different way to turn it off.
If you have a way for the electricity to make the big circle, it should work, unless a part some where is not letting it through. I imagine in your situation it is the remote.
If this is new, you may want to see if you can get another, and take the remote part out (Up in the fan) and replace it. You would not have to re-assemble the whole fan. I have replaced several of these lately, and even put a different kind of remote on a few.

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How to wire a remote control ceiling fan, without using remote.


If you don't want the to use the remote you don't have to, but you don't have enough wires to switch the upper light, the lower light, and the fan. You can, however, switch the upper and lower lights together if that's okay. In order to do that you'd connect the white from the ceiling box to the white (neutral) on the fan, then the green from the ceiling box to any green(ground) wires on the fan, then the black from the ceiling box to the black(motor) from the fan, then the red from the ceiling box to the blue and orange (lights) from the fan. I'm assuming that the black and red in the ceiling box are also in the switch box where the fan/light control switch is going. Those are the ones you'll connect to the controller.

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Remote receiver doesn't fit


ok since you have the power off move ceiling fan box electrical box over place remote above the electrical box with the antenna sticking out replace fan power up you might have to go into attic to place the remote sensor and antenna down to outside of fan i had the same problem myself i made a cut in drywall ceiling big enough for sensor unit let the antenna hang out placed up there

i used a wall plate cut in half to match the hole i just made or you dry wall back up but if remote goes out theres now no way to get to sensor unit
little cut in drywall place sensor threw antenna hang down put plate over hole

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