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Electrical Repair Question: I have a Westinghouse ceiling fan, can the remote control be taken out?

Thank You.

This electrical repair question came from: Barry, a Homeowner in Washington.

Additional Comments: Great idea, there are lots of us out here that need help.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical repair question Barry.

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4 Responses to “Ceiling Fan Wiring for a Wall Remote Control”
  1. Enjamul Islam says:

    How to control ceiling fan and light with remote…. please send me circuit diagram of this project… I also thanksfully for your reply so please send me this project information. Thank you sir.

  2. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Enjamul,
    Wiring diagrams can be found here: Wiring a Ceiling Fan Remote Control Module
    I hope this helps you,

  3. Joncor says:

    I am installing ceiling fan with wall mounted remote control. The ceiling box has a white, black, ground and red wire. I didn’t use the red wire and put a plastic nut on it. The wall switch has 3 on/off switches, one is supplying power to the ceiling. The problem I have is wiring the transmitter. It has 2 black wires and a green, The wall switch has a black and two white connected to the switch and a ground. It says not to connect the white to the transmitter. What do I do with the white wires from the wall and what do I do with the black wire from the transmitter?

  4. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Joncor – Great Question!
    If this is a standard 3-stack wall switch then it is likely that the white wires that are attached to the switch are being used for the incoming power and outgoing power, however this should be verified by using a voltage tester. The instructions for the wall transmitter is referring to a white wire that is used as a neutral wire. This confuses a lot of people because often the white wire is used for switching the power but the electrician did not mark the white wire with black electrical tape, which is code.
    I hope this helps,