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My ceiling fanwont work with the remote the light has to be

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my ceiling fanwont work with the remote the light has to be turned with the wall switch for the fan to work so i have to leave the light on in order to use the fan i got a new remote but same problem
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Your problem suggests that the connections in the fan canopy have both the fan motor and light on the same switched wire. The remote is a secondary control. To split the functions, you'll need to open the canopy and tell me how it is wired. If the feed for the outlet is at the ceiling a reconfiguration of the connections can be made to split the functions.