Ceiling fan/light on different switches and switches in multi locations


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Old 05-12-16, 02:03 PM
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Ceiling fan/light on different switches and switches in multi locations

I am replacing 2 lights on screened in porch with 2 ceiling fans. I have wired the fans and lights to separate switches. But now when I turn switch on only one fan runs, but when I turn on other switch only one (the other one) lights come on. It is working that way at both switch locations. Not sure how to fix wiring so that they both work as light and a fan.
 
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Old 05-12-16, 02:35 PM
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Follow your hot wire. From fan switch to fan, then to other fan. From light switch to one light then to other light. I'm guessing you mixed up the hot wires from switch to switch.
 
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Old 05-12-16, 03:58 PM
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The best way would be to bring power in to the switch then run a three conductor cable to the first fan. Power for the fan motor would go to the black and power to the light to the red of the three conductor cable (white to white). Then at the first fan you would run a 3-conductor cable to the second fan and use the same connections. Is this how you did it?

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Old 05-13-16, 04:37 AM
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Ray, I made the assumption all the power line are already in place and to change over would be a major project.

To the OP, send us pics and tell us where the power starts (at the switch or at the light/fan).
 
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Old 05-13-16, 05:41 AM
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The OP needs to clarify the situation.

It is working that way at both switch locations
Sounds like the switches are not in the same box, possibly a 3-way switch problem.
 
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Old 05-14-16, 12:22 PM
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Here is picture. One set of wiring seems to have multi wires I have 2 red, 2 black 2 white and 2 bare ground wires. I now have this fan working both light and fan, but when I flip wall switch the other fan only light works, nothing when I flip the fan switch

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Old 05-14-16, 06:15 PM
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Your link isn't working. But now that you clarified what kind of wiring you have go back to what Ray said and follow his lead.
 
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Old 05-14-16, 06:32 PM
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Does the switch box have two 3-conductor cables (white, black, red) and one 2-conductor cable (black, white) as my diagram shows? Does power come in at the switch. (Note power source can not be determined with a non contact tester.)
 
 

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