Ceiling Fan Remote Control Installation

ceiling fan remote control install

Ceiling fan remote control installation is a great way to add effiency to a ceiling fan. Old ceiling fans may get noisy, lose functionality, and need to get replaced. A ceiling fan remote control is a simple fix. Put the ceiling fan remote receiver in the space above the down rod. If you cant find the canopy, try it in another spot.

Set the transmitter switch. If you have problems with interference, flip the DIP switch to change the frequency. The switch positions on the ceiling fan remote units must match. A ceiling fan remote kit gets used to control a fan in a room. There are many ceiling fan remote control kits on the market for overhead fans. It gets controlled by a pull chain and a wall switch. All of them have on/off and fan speed control. Some have light-dimming and thermostatic. Many ceiling fans have enough space for a remote to be attached to the ceiling fan.

Changing the Remote Controller

Turn off the circuit breaker and lower the fan. Use a voltage checker to see if the fan has power. The receiver was designed to be a good fit, but keep the receipt with you in case. Take the receiver off and plug in the hot and neutral wires to the AC-in wires on the receiver. Then connect the three wires to the fan and light (the manufacturer labels them). A ceiling fan remote transmitter and receiver can affect a close neighbor’s fan. Remedy this by changing the frequency of your transmitter and receiver.

Fixing a Capacitor Problem

Remove the cover. Reach into the canopy and extract the capacitor. Untangle it from the extra wires. Then cut the capacitor lead wires or remove the wire nuts and cut off the wire strands. The old capacitor has several wires and a uf rating. Purchase a new one with the equal number of wires and uf rating. Insert the capacitor and wires into the fan. Use a piece of double-sided tape for the cap of the capacitor. Then put the wires into the center of the box.

A ceiling fan that runs nonstop for years without a problem can quit running on some speeds or begin making a noisy sound. A burned-out capacitor is a sign of overuse. The pull chain switch is the only component that controls the fan speed. They will break if it gets caught in the blades, or you tug the chain too hard. You can substitute both the capacitor and the switch in shorter than an hour inexpensively.

Replacing the Ceiling Fan Capacitor

Start by shutting off the fan and the lights (if used). Located in the housing are the direction and speed switches. In a fan without lights, remove the cover. A voltage checker is a good way to check the power before you stick your fingers in the housing. If the fan is white, remove the bulbs and globes. Remove the light kit. The wiring in the canopy will get exposed. Next, remove the capacitor.

A toasted capacitor might have a burned smell, swollen sides, or a scorched look. If yours is in good shape, replace it anyway because it’s the most likely cause of your speed/humming problem. The fan switch should get replaced with a new one. Remove the pull chain switch by unscrewing the knurled outer.

The factory remote controls are not used to control fan speed. These fans have no capacitors. The remote receiver gets used to change the speed of the fan motor. Some ceiling fans have an air conditioner, which can also break down. Before you take apart the fan, try to diagnose a problem.

Always seek help from a professional electrician before attempting any work yourself. Contact Mike Fuller Electric in Ottawa today for your outdor ceiling fan installation inquires.

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