Replacement Ceiling Fan Install

Old 09-13-20, 09:11 AM
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Replacement Ceiling Fan Install

I have an outdated ceiling fan that I am replacing with a newer model. The existing fan is connected to a switch so the light can be turned on without the fan. The fan is independent of the switch and can be turned on by the pull chain. I have 4 existing wires: white, black, red, green (copper ground). The new fan has a built in light and remote but only 2 wires: white and black. I can't figure out how to wire it. I would like to use the switch for the light and have the fan use the remote. It does not seem like this will work. I've tried wiring it up and when powered on the fan just spins at random speeds. I tried pairing the remote but it will not pair. Maybe I got a bad unit.
Old 09-13-20, 09:22 AM
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If you buy a fan with an integral remote control...... then you can't split the light off the remote control. By integral remote that means a remote built into the motor unit. The type that use the separate receiver module with 5 wires can have the light and fan controlled separately.

The remote should have come paired. It can be reset. There should be a programming section in the owners manual.

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