Yet another ceiling fan


Old 06-28-05, 05:24 AM
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Yet another ceiling fan

I hooked up a new ceiling fan last night to replace an old one. Old fan had black, white, blue, and green wires, and it was wired (fan-ceiling): green-green, white-white, blue-red, black-black. New fan can be controlled with remote and has black, white, and green. Ceiling has black, white, red, and green. Wall switch is a double 'slide' model labelled with 'fan' and 'light' and controlled the fan speed and light (with dimmer) for the old fan. Thought I had it, light worked off of the wall dimmer. Fan worked with the remote just fine. But when I turned off the light, the fan stopped working. I have wired as follows (fan-ceiling): green-green, white-white, black-red, ceiling black is capped off. When I connected fan black to ceiling black the light worked off of the 'fan' wall switch. The only other thought was to connect fan black to both the ceiling black and red. Will this work? Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-28-05, 06:34 AM
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Wall switches and remote controls are generally incompatible. Decide whether you want to use the remote control or the wall switch, but not both. If you want to use the wall switch (and if you have verified that it is compatible with the new fan), then simply remove the remote receiver at the ceiling and wire the new fan like the old one. If you want to use the remote control and not the wall switch, then you should connect your remote receiver in the ceiling to the black wire instead of the red wire, and leave the wall switches on at all time.

If you use the remote, don't use the red wire from the ceiling or it will ruin your fan in short order.
Old 06-28-05, 08:04 AM
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Had the same problem

I had the exact same problem, I just used the remote on my fan and everything is fine.

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