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I am trying to hookup up a Hampton bay ceiling fan with

I am trying to hookup up a Hampton bay ceiling fan with light. Light works but it clicks when I try to turn the fan I with remote. There are two wall switches.

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Steve G.

Chief Engineer

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We recently moved into a new home (built 2009) and are in

We recently moved into a new home (built 2009) and are in the process of getting settled. My husband has a gaming computer tower (not a laptop) that he set up in an upstairs bedroom. It works fine for a while then while he is playing video games, it trips the breaker after about 15 minutes or so. From the reading I have been doing, it sounds like a spike during usage is tripping the breaker, but I'm not sure. Would there be something I can get to regulate so that a spike wouldn't trip it? Or do we need to look at getting a new outlet/wiring? Thank you for your time.

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machinc

Retired

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Why does one single light stay on when we pull the cord on

Why does one single light stay on when we pull the cord on our ceiling fan? When we want the fan blowing but no lights on we pull the cord to the light. It turns off the other lights but one stays on. Any suggestions?

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

4,238 satisfied customers
I am replacing a ceiling fan wall switch with a z wave

Hi. I am replacing a ceiling fan wall switch with a z wave switch to incorporate into my smart home system. I installed the new switch but it won't turn on the fan when I manually click the rocker switch.Specs:Fan 120v, 60hz, .8AFan + light 3.3A (I don't care about using the light)Old switch (that operates the fan with no issues)15A2 wire input - load and lineNew switchGE in wall smart fan controlGE Z-Wave Smart Fan Control, In-Wall, 12730 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PYMGVVQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_mSAZxbDVRP95N1.5A maxInputs : line. Load. Neutral. Ground. Traveler.I don't understand why if the new switch is 1.5A and the fan only is .8 why it won't work? Does it need more to start the fan??

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

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I'm installing a remote ceiling fan in an area where I had a

Hi - I'm installing a remote ceiling fan in an area where I had a dual switch ceiling fan. I only need 1 switch now but it doesn't seem to work.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: last few hoursJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: the box has the supply power coming from the bottom and then there are three connection from the switch box. I believe 2 are for other lights in the near by room and the 3rd is for the old ceiling fan

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Jason

Lead Service Technician

Associate Degree

5,284 satisfied customers
Two issues here and questions regarding them. First, 1)

Hello,Two issues here and questions regarding them.First,1) Grounding issue detected through tester in the outlet.2) I have checked the outlets on the affected circuit as well as switch ground and ceiling fan. All connected to each other through ground.3) Went down to panel and open the panel cover. Identified circuit and checked connection to panel ground up until exposed ground exists the panel. It is connected.4) Checked from affected outlet box ground to bare/exposed ground in the panel and connection is 'open'.5) So ground of the circuit somewhere is not connecting......Any ideas what is happening and how to find out where the open ground is?? Wire is not exposed and is behind the wall.Second,1) On the same circuit as above (important), I turned on circuit breaker at the panel and contact-less tester does not detect live wire. When I turned off everything on the panel and ONLY turned on problem circuit and brought contact less tester (Kelvine tester) on the black wire - where wire enters the panel - I see live wire. But as soon as I go test where wire exists the panel with jacket (Romex) I do not see live wire detected by the tester. Totally confused as to why no live wire detection in the panel and no detection as soon as wire exists the panel..... I verified another wire that exists from the same connector as circuit in question and turn on/off and tester just works fine on it and detects live when it should....but not on the circuit that is having grounding issue.This is older house and wiring is done in 1970's sometimes.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

4,238 satisfied customers
How do I get a replacement remote receiver for my Harbor

how do I get a replacement remote receiver for my Harbor Breeze fan? The light comes on -- responding to the remote control -- but the fan will not turn off.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: for a monthJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: no - I don't know howJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I should give you the fan model # but I don't have it to hand at the moment

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

4,238 satisfied customers
What wou, What should it cost to rewire a 1600 sq/ft home

What wouJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: What should it cost to rewire a 1600 sq/ft home starting from just studs. 3 bedroom two full bath.JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Electrician. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason. Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: no hiring an electricianJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: We've had an estimate of $7000 and a second bid at $14,000. Is there a figure I should use to cost for each outlet or lighting fixture, plus a cost per sq/ft for wiring and a cost for a new electrical panel? We are rehabbers and it would be nice to have a good formula to use.to estimate our costs. This house is 2 full bath, 3 bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry room.JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: 1958. We have a planner who has mapped out the electrical.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

4,238 satisfied customers
I have a Hampton Bay Model CD52 (Mediterranean

I have a Hampton Bay Model CD52 (Mediterranean Model-Pinnacle) ceiling fan that is 17 years old. It recently, quit running and the light in it would not turn on. Both are operated from a remote. I have checked breaker switch and changed batteries in remote, but I still cannot turn fan or light on.I am wondering if it is probable that the receiver in the fan needs to be replaced or if something else is fixable. Is there a way to check the functionality of the receiver? I am kind of assuming it might be the receiver because the light does not work, which I assume it would if the fan motor is the problem.

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Wayne Roberts

Electrical Trade

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