One of two identical ceiling fans is slower.

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Old 08-09-16, 07:41 AM
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One of two identical ceiling fans is slower.

I recently installed two ceiling fans in my living room. I ran the wires from one fixture to where the second fan is located myself.

(The room had only one ceiling fan on one end before and nothing on the other end of the room, very off balance)

The two ceiling fans are identical but one of them runs a bit slower than the other one. Is it possible my wiring is to blame or is it more likely the fan motor itself?

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Old 08-09-16, 09:25 AM
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Tell us how you connected the wiring to the second fan.
 
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Old 08-09-16, 10:43 AM
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I'm not sure I remember how I wired the fixtures together well enough to describe or draw it out. I installed these months ago and am just getting around to asking.
 
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Old 08-09-16, 11:42 AM
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They should have been wired parallel. Almost sounds like you wire them series. The other possibility is though they may have been in identical boxes they may have not been manufactured in the same factory or the capacitors might have slightly different values even if marked the same.

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Note this shows one switch controlling fan and light. If separate switches cable between switch and light would be 3-conductor not 2-conductor.
 

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This helps a lot and should be easy to check/fix if I did something wrong.
Thanks for your help!
 
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