Wiring for a Ceiling Fan with a dimmer switch and remote

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Old 02-04-19, 10:16 AM
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Question Wiring for a Ceiling Fan with a dimmer switch and remote

Hi, I was able to hook up my new ceiling fan according to the guidance on this thread, because I have a similar wiring situation: https://www.doityourself.com/forum/l...fan-light.html

However, the LEDs on the fan's Lutron dimmer switch is running up and down, and the switch isn't operating the fan or light (the switch has separate buttons for fan and light). The fan/light remote IS working though. I think what happened is that the addition of a remote created a three way circuit, but the fan is not currently wired for it.

The ceiling fan is hooked to a conduit box with: White, Orange and Yellow wires.

Currently, the wiring is:
  1. Yellow wire from receiver + Black wire from fan
  2. Blue wire from receiver + Blue wire from fan
  3. Black wire from receiver + Yellow wire from ceiling
  4. White wire from receiver + White wire from fan + White wire from ceiling
  5. Orange wire from ceiling NOT connected to anything
  6. Green wire from fan NOT connected to anything (as the conduit is grounded)
How do I fix the wiring so that the remote and switch work together? Do I need to change any of the switch wiring?
 
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Old 02-04-19, 10:35 AM
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Typically you don't use both remotes together.

Your fan receiver should have white and black 120vAC in and white, black and blue out to the fan.
You cannot connect anything to the wiring that goes from the receiver to the fan.

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Thanks for the reply! I don't understand. There is only one remote and one switch (with separate light and fan buttons).

You are suggesting that I should change it so that:

1. Black AND Blue from receiver to the Yellow from ceiling
2. Leave Orange disconnected, as is
3. What do I do with the Blue wire from the fan?
 
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Wait, let me try to make a diagram!
 
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Here's my poorman's diagram.
 
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Those receiver colors don't look correct but that is not the problem. Remove the receiver from the fan. Take it out or disconnect it completely. Your Lutron controller is a completely wired unit. It doesn't communicate with the fan's wireless receiver.

ceiling orange to fan black.
ceiling white to fan white.
ceiling yellow to fan blue.
Orange and yellow can be reversed.
 
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Thanks, I'll try this and report back!
 
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So I tried that and now the fan's light is on but the switch isn't turning the light off and it is not turning the fan on/off either. The led light on the switch is running up and down again.
 
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Please post the model number for the switch.
 
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The LED's going up and down are programming. Did you read the part on programming the switch.
 
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Nope, didn't know that I had to program the switch. I just tried that as well. I reset the program to the factory default setting so the LEDs stopped going up and down. But when I used the switch, it didn't turn the fan or light on/off and when I used the dimmer, the LEDs started going up and down again.

Edit: the fan hasn't turned on since I removed the receiver and the light just stays on. The switch is unresponsive to controlling the fan and light.
 
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It's a very basic connection. I can't see why it won't work for you. You could remove the switch and connect the wire you used for the fan directly to hot. See if the fan works. Try the same thing for the light. If both work without the switch.... the switch has a problem.

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I figured out what the problem was. I had the model for the switch wrong. Apparently, they look the same but the model that I have has its own receiver, which I had removed with the old fan. I replaced the fan's receiver with the switch receiver and the switch works! (the remote doesn't but I prefer the wall switch anyway)
 
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I had the model for the switch wrong.
Yup.... that'll do it. Glad you got it working.
 
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