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Have installed a ceiling fan with a remote. the wires in the

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Have installed a ceiling fan with a remote. the wires in the ceiling junction box were red black white and green. we connected the white and black wires to the power wires for the remote and turned on the appropriate switch. With the remote we were able to turn on the light but the fan would not come on. We could hear the actuator of the remote going off but nothing happened to the fan. WE adjusted the DIP switches to make sure there was no interference and the light continued to work but the fan would still not work. Any ideas other than the fan is malfunctioning?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I'm Mike G and will be glad to assist you. How many wires from the fan? Are there pull chains on the fan?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no pull chains. Remote has 2 wires in and three wires out
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
Check the connections on the fan side of the receiver. The black and white wires.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
checked the connections but will check again
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
connections seem solid and the light did come on indicating power
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
If they are good, pull the black wire and connect with the incoming to verify which is failing, fan or receiver.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
fan doesn't work
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
Drop the light kit and check the molex connectors.

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