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Electrical Question about Replacing a Casablanca Ceiling Fan

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I am replacing current ceiling fans with 3 speed with double switches in the wall. One for fan, One for light. The older fan is a variable Casablanca with a light kit.

Electrical Question from Richard about Ceiling Fan Wiring and Replacing Casablanca Ceiling Fans

Received from Richard a Homeowner in Ovilla, Texas

Question: I am replacing current ceiling fans with 3 speed with double switches in the wall. One for fan, One for light. The older fan is a variable Casablanca with a light kit. One switches from the wall works fan and light, the other is dead. What is wrong? I want one switch to work light and one for fan. Thank you. Richard.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question.
Richard you will not be able to use the Casablanca wall switch to control a non-Casablanca ceiling fan. The Casablanca ceiling fans and Casablanca wall switches have a unique system that is not compatible with other fan units.  You will need to purchase a new remote control module kit to retrofit your new fans. This kit will include a receiver module to install up at the ceiling fan and a transmitter wall switch or hand held remote control. Make sure to set the dip switch codes differently for each fan remote unit.

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  1. mike dee says:

    I have a casablanca panama ceiling fan with the Inteliswitch system. The w-32 is dead. Is it possible to wire the system using a universal remote system and bypass the internal circuit board inside the fan housing.