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Replaced a Ceiling Fan Now it is Not Working

By Dave Rongey

Kris in Missouri asks: My son and I replaced a Ceiling Fan in his bedroom. The fan and light were working prior to replacing, now it does not work.


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How to Replace a Dimmer Switch With a Single Switch

By Dave Rongey

Richard in Rhode Island asks: I want to replace a dimmer switch with a single throw switch. The dimmer switch has a black and white wire and a ground wire.


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Replace a Light Switch with a Programmable Switch

By Dave Rongey

Emily in Texas asks: We are trying to replace our front porch light switch with a Honeywell programmable wall switch, model RPLS540A. We have a ground wire attached to the current light switch with a screw.


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Ceiling Fan Works but Not the Light

By Dave Rongey

Henry in Tennessee asks: I recently installed a ceiling fan with a light. Both the fan and the light are dimmable. When I follow the instructions the fan will come on but the light will not.


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Replacing Ceiling Light Fixtures with Ceiling Fans

By Dave Rongey

How can I replace two ceiling light fixtures with two ceiling fans that also have a light kit? How to Wire Ceiling Fans and Wall Switches.


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Red Wire for Ceiling Fan Wiring

By Dave Rongey

How do I connect the wires for my ceiling fan? The old fan was connected to a ground, a neutral, a hot, and a fourth red wire that I presume is an additional hot.


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Wiring a Ceiling Fan In An Older Home

By Dave Rongey

What is the best way to wire the ceiling fan from an outlet? The current wiring is set up to a switch to power all the outlets.


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How to Install a Ceiling Fan in Your Bedroom

By Dave Rongey

How can I wire a ceiling fan and wall switch? I would like to install a ceiling fan in my bedroom. I have an existing switch that work a top part of a convenience outlet.


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Wiring a Ceiling Fan with Other Lights and Outlets

By Dave Rongey

How can I connect a ceiling fan to my home wiring? Switch Box Wiring for a Ceiling Fan and Outlets, Ceiling Fan Circuit Wiring, Wiring a Ceiling Fan with a Shared Circuit.


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How To Add A Ceiling Fan With Existing Light Fixtures

By Dave Rongey

I want the fan to work just by a pull-chain but continue to have the switch operate the remaining can lights, how can I wire this? How to Wire a Ceiling Fan with Existing Light Fixtures.


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Basic Ceiling Fan Remote Control Problems

By Dave Rongey

How should I troubleshoot a problem with a ceiling fan remote control? The Most Common Causes of Ceiling Fan Remote Control Problems.


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Why Ceiling Fan Lights Flash or Strobe

By Dave Rongey

I installed new ceiling fans with lights, why do some lights strobe and flash? How to Fix Ceiling Fan Lights that Strobe or Flash.


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How to Replace Switch Controlled Outlets

By Dave Rongey

How should I Wire Outlets that are Controlled by a Wall Switch? Rewiring a Switch Controlled Outlet.


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Installing a Ceiling Fan Using Surface Wiring

By Dave Rongey

How can I Install a Ceiling Fan without an Electrical Box? Install a Ceiling Fan without Turing it into a Major Construction Project.


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Replacing a Ceiling Fan Where I Have Three Way Switches

By Dave Rongey

What are the wire connections when replacing a ceiling fan where I have three way switches? Basic for Wiring a Ceiling Fan with Three Way Switches.


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Ryan asks Why did the Light in my Ceiling Fan Quit Working

By Dave Rongey

Troubleshooting a Ceiling Fan Light and Wall Switch Problem: The light and fan are turned on and off from switches on the wall.


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