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How To Install a Ceiling Fan With Remote Control

www.electrical-online.com. Step-by-step instruction on how to wiring a ceiling fan with a remote control. Adding a ceiling fan to a room is a simple DIY wiring project, but the addition of a remote control to a ceiling fan adds a greater level of difficulty to the wiring. The Internet Electrician walks you through the additional steps of wiring and installing a ceiling fan with a remote. Here’s a link to my new video on this same subject, but more details and far better video and sound quality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3isvlFpM0-M


  1. So, you didn’t really ‘tuck all the wires up into the ceiling receptacle’. I’ve been trying to get all the wires into the receptacle in the ceiling; I even took the bracket down (very difficult with the canopy in the way) and tried to re-sit the wires and then the remote – but it’s IMPOSSIBLE. So I guess I really don’t have to get all the wires into the receptacle, just into the canopy. That’s good to know.

  2. My fan did not come in with a switch for reverse on the fan itself and the remote control is not working at all so I hardwire it but the only problem is it pulls air up instead of down I want it only down. How would I do that?

  3. Can't even see what to what, if you really eanna make video, do it from the beginning

  4. Thx for sharing the video. I have a question though. My sister's wall control unit lights up for a second, but no response form the ceiling fan. Control unit came with the fan. I checked the ckt breaker, and power is present from the line wire going to the control unit. Could it be just a bad control unit? thx

  5. Hi, question: my nephew just bought a house with a Hyperikon (which is now out of business) fan without light. The previous owners lost the remote. Do you know, if I can find a replacement remote, will we be able to program a new remote?

  6. Looks great, and with a brighter bulb installed that’s all the light you need. https://www.youtube.com/post/UgkxWF88GpljEn-0o34vtLFazEQ5h5Q33SjU As far as ease of installation- this was my first ceiling fan and it took about 3 hours because I had no idea what I was doing and also it’s helpful to have a second set of hands and a magnetic drill bit. Works great.

  7. Oh my goodness, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!! Changing the code on the remote following your instructions here made our remote work again! YAY!! 🥳🎉 Thank you!!

  8. How to order a part for remote ceiling fan

  9. Love Monte Carlo fans but that transmitter in the cradle design is terrible.

  10. Hi I have it installed and working fine for about 3 months now the remote can’t turn off the light it controls the fan and the speeds but not the light it stopped working. Any quick fix? I would hate to have to take it all down, thanks

  11. You have your ceiling bracket already installed starting the installation process? What a fucking idiot.

  12. Nice instructional video. Question is okay to have constant power to the ceiling fan which is only controlled with the remote?

  13. You jumped right past tucking the box in. That is the hardest part and you didn't show it until after it was done.

  14. No-one ever post if the system is on a loop what the wiring difference id

  15. Never showed remote receiver install

  16. Thanks Terry but I would have liked a little more commentary/clarity regarding the switches. Maybe my room is typical in that it has a bank of four switches, one for canned lighting, one for a switched receptacle, one to control the light on a ceiling fan, and one to control the fan on a ceiling fan. Like you, I only used the one hot wire to power the fan but that's where I would like a little more clarity regarding the switches. I decided to use the third switch. I left the fourth switch as is. I capped the wire from the fourth switch at the fixture. What I'm wondering is whether or not a professional electrician would object to leaving the fourth switch hot. Perhaps they would prefer that I removed the pigtail to the fourth switch and cap off the wire that went from the fourth switch to the fixture. I didn't do this because it's more work but I've been wondering if a pro wouldn't approve of my methodology.

  17. Thank you Mr terry this video was a game changer for me, even though it was an older video it helped me out now in 2023👏

  18. I installed a better homes & garden universal remote on my flush mount ceiling fan finally. The only problems are it rubs on the motor and it seems not to go as fast as before.

  19. I wash my fans and lights have a monorail choldes

  20. You skipped the most important part. How you are supposed to get the remote box inside. Way to show me everything I already know and none of what I didn't. 🙄

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