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Ceiling Fan Wiring Help

My ceiling fan and light is not working right, what should I do to make it work right? How to Connect the Wires to a Ceiling Fan, Ceiling Fan Power and Switches.


Ceiling Fan Wiring Guide

Electrical Question: My ceiling fan and light is not working right, what should I do to make it work right?

Original Ceiling Fan Installation

I would appreciate your input.

Thanks,
Larry

This ceiling fan question came from: Larry, a Homeowner from Clearwater, Florida.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Larry.

How to Connect the Wires to a Ceiling Fan

Application: Ceiling Fan Power and Switches.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a non-aluminum ladder and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and access to the ceiling fan.
Precaution: Identify the ceiling fan circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

Ceiling Fan Power and Switches

Larry from what you have described, there is one source of power to the ceiling fan which is on all the time as long as the extension cable is plugged into the wall outlet.

Ceiling Fan Wiring from a Wall Outlet

In order for the fan motor and the ceiling fan light fixture to work then connections will need to be changed as described below:

Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Operation

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