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Wiring questions. So, I found out that I was installing my fan correctly. But what I have now is black and red wires that are constantly hot (on). I have two switches in the house that go to nothing (at least that I can see right now) and there is no switches that I can find that turn off the red and black hot wires to the ceiling fan. How do I find out if the switches that don't seem to do anything go to the fan? Would there be a reason that the wires are always on? If the wires to the fan are attached to a constant line is there an easy way to attach the lines to the switches?

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Re: Wiring questions.

Red and black sounds like you might be dealing with a 220 volt circuit...both of them would be "hot" in this case. Are there any other wires here...a white one perhaps?

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Light only turns on with the remote. How do I set it to turn on with the wall switch?

There are some fan models (particularly with a remote control) that use multiple cycles of a single power switch to select the operating mode. For example, if you simply flip the switch on, you get the fan. If you flip it on, then off, then on again within one second, you get the light. If you flip the switch on - off - on - off - on, you get both. The trick is to do it fast enough so the internal power circuit doesn't run out of capacitor charge and forget what you're trying to get it to do.

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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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Hello, I have to install a Hunter universal remote receiver, Model 27185 toa Hampton Bay ceiling fan w. light, Model 468-282 today. The receiver has 5 wires, red to light, black to fan, a live black to...

Red from receiver to blue light feed. Black from receiver to black feed to fan. White common from receiver to ground.(bare copper)
Black from receiver (hot) live in, to black from household wiring switch. Common in from receiver to neutral (white ) from house (switch.)

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Light and fan work but does not work with wall switch

This would mean that that constant power to the fan and light is not wired through the switch right, or not wired into the switch at all. Most ceiling fans that have a light kit will have a Black, White, Green, and Red wire that comes from the ceiling and hooks into the fan and light. If it was done correctly, then the Green wire would be ground, the White is your neutral which is hooked to the other White wire, the Black wire is usually power to the light kit which will also hook to another black wire, and the Red is to the fan. Sometimes the Red and Black are reversed. If any of these wires are wired wrong, that could possibly lead to a constant power to the fan and light kit.

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When wiring it in, does the red & black wire go together?

I would normally espect to find a white, green black and red wire in a ceiling fan. This would allow a ground (green), neutral (white) and two power wires, one for fan and one for light. IF you had two switches on the wall, one of the switch wires would go to the light and the other to the fan. If you have only ONE switch, the black and red go together with the black in the ceilling.

Now then, SOMETIMES, there is a hot wire in the ceiling AND a switch leg from the wall switch. In that case, the HOT wire goes to the fan (you would control the fan locally) and the switch leg (wire from the wall switch)would control the light.

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I am installing a ceiling fan/light with a remote control and the wiring in the ceiling has a red wire and two white wires which are connected. I am used to seeing only a black and a white wire. in order...

the two white wires are the neutrals, just add the fan's white wire to the other whites. The red wire is the hot wire, same as a black, so connect it to the black.

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Wiring/connecting wire from fan to home ceiling


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.

Thankyou for using fixya.

Mike @ Compurepair.

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Remote not controling fan

You either have a bad receiver or the receiver isn't wired correctly,

On the receiver house wire side are black, white, and green.

On the receiver fan side are white, black, blue, and green. The black is hot for the fan, the blue is hot for the light. They can be wired together from receiver to fan.

At the bottom are a blue and a white wire to go to the lights.

Sometimes when installed the receiver is placed so that a part of the wiring box obstructs the signal from the remote and it doesn't work properly, or misses some commands.

I recommend buying a new remote and receiver and wiring the receiver in so that it rests on the sheetrock beside the wire in box.

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Hampton Bay Wiring?

You have two switches right? One for the light and one for the fan? White should be neutral. Green should be ground. Black should be hot from one switch and red should be hot from the other. Hook black to black and blue to red. If you wire blue and black together then one switch will turn on the fan and the light at the same time.

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Hampton bay Windward III

Green and copper are the ground wires and I believe you can connect both these to the green wire from the fan (I only have the copper wire in the actual ceiling box). Black and Red can be treated as both black and both can be connected to the black wire from the fan (this is what I did in all my fans and it worked). White is the neutral wire and can be connected to the white wire from the fan (this is what I did in all my fans and it worked).

My ceiling box has the copper, red, black, and white wires. The ceiling plate for the fan I bought had a green wire. I connected the green wire from the ceiling plate and the copper wire from the ceiling box to the green wire from the fan.

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