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Ceiling Fan Wiring for Remote Control

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Electrical Question: We have a new Ceiling fan with light.

Thank you for all of your help.

This electrical wiring question came from: Sharon, a Homeowner from Stockbridge, MA – USA
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Additional Comments: Very helpful.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Sharon.

How to Wire a Remote Control for a Ceiling Fan

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
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 remote controls are great for controlling most ceiling fan and light fixture.

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Ceiling Fan Wiring

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One Response to “Ceiling Fan Wiring for Remote Control”
  1. Dixie D. Pineda says:

    Hi,
    I bought a Hunter remote control (Model 27157) for my ceiling fan. I am confused as the ceiling fan has a ground wire, a white wire, and a black and a blue wire which I attached to the black wire coming from the ceiling. The ceiling fan and light works. I tried to hook up the remote and there are 5 wires to it: a black/white one, red one, white one marked “common”, a black one, and a white one marked “neutral”. Help, I do not know which wires from the fan and ceiling to attach these to.
    Sincerely,
    Dixie D. Pineda

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