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Help For Wiring Your Ceiling Fan

How to Replace an Old Ceiling Fan with a New Ceiling Fan – How to Install Ceiling Fans and Wiring with Step-by-step pictures and Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide with Light and fan switch variations.

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  Electrical Question: I am replacing a ceiling fan, having trouble with the wiring. Three wires from the house side, three wires from & to the wall switch, four wires from fan & light. I want constant power to fan & switch to control light, but can’t seem to make it work, why? I can get fan only to work, or light to work when switch is on, no fan, switch off fan works, help

This electrical wiring question came from: Jeff, a Homeowner from Rialto, CA

Dave’s Reply:

Thanks for your home electrical wiring question Jeff.

How to Replace an Old Ceiling Fan with a New Ceiling Fan

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the ceiling fan circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

Ok Jeff, step back, pour yourself a cup of coffee and go over the wiring. Look at the wiring diagrams I’ve provided below. You know, sometimes the answer is right in front of our face and its so obvious we just can’t see it, but you will (and then you’ll laugh about how easy it was.)

The Following resources will assist you with your electrical question:

How to Install Ceiling Fans and Wiring
Step-by-step pictures – Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide – Light and fan switch variations.
Ceiling Fan Wiring
Ceiling Fan Wiring diagram #1
Ceiling Fan Wiring diagram #2
Ceiling Fan Installation #1
Ceiling Fan Installation #2

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The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.

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The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.

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The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..

The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.

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