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Ceiling Fan Fixture Replacement

 

If you need a ceiling fan fixture repair or you purchased a ceiling fan fixture and need your old ceiling fan fixture switched out with your new ceiling fan fixture, look no further!

Why would you considered changing out a ceiling fan fixture?

  • Recently redecorated a room

  • Painted a room a new color

  • Want to increase air circulation

  • Ready for a new and simple look


A new ceiling fan fixture with can make a quick difference in any room. Unfortunately, there is a lot to take into consideration when selecting and installing a new ceiling fan fixture. This is where One and Done Handyman can help you! We can help you select a new ceiling fan fixture and install it or we can install a ceiling fan fixture you already purchased.

Our 7 step process to install a ceiling fan fixture:

Step 1

Turn the power off. We will first need to locate your electrical circuit panel. It is typically located in a garage or basement. Once the circuit panel is located, we will switch the circuit off for the room we will be installing your new ceiling fan fixture.

 

Step 2

Remove the old ceiling fan fixture. In this step, we will first remove the cover of the old ceiling fan fixture. Then we remove the old wire connectors, and untwist the old ceiling fan fixture wires from the installed ceiling fan fixture wires. If there is a base or trim from the old fixture, we typically will remove it.

 

Step 3

Tighten the screws. For safety purposes, we check the electrical box in the ceiling where the fixture is attached to see if it's loose. If so, we will tighten the screws holding it in place. The electrical box for the ceiling fan fixture will need to be used with your new ceiling fan fixture and be securely attached. This electrical box will be supporting the weight of the new ceiling fan fixture so it must be secure.

 

Step 4

Connect the wires. To ensure product quality, we will follow he manufacturer’s instructions for matching the wires on the new ceiling fan fixture to the wires installed in your home.

 

A typical manufacturer’s instructions to install a ceiling fan fixture is for us to connect the black wires to each other, the white wires to each other, and then the grounding wire, which is often green, to a grounding screw on the electrical box.

 

Step 5

Secure the base. This part can be a bit tricky. We will fold the connected wires from your new ceiling fan fixture into the electrical box to prevent any seen wires protruding. We will use the included hardware to attach the fixture base to the electrical box.

 

Step 6

Install the blades and bulbs (if it's a combo light and ceiling fan fixture). The ceiling fan fixture you purchased should already come with the blades. We will install the blades and then light bulbs if it's a fan and light combo. 

We prefer you already have the light bulbs required for the new ceiling fan fixture. It’s best to use bulbs with the correct wattage for the fixture. It is our recommendation, however, to always use LED light bulbs. They do cost a bit more money, but they will last a lot longer than other light bulbs and save you on energy costs in the long run. Read our discussion on which light bulb you should choose.

 

To make sure the ceiling fan fixture is working, we will turn on the circuit at your electrical panel first, and then turn on the light switch to the fixture.

 

Step 7

Install the trim and cover. Our final step is to attach the trim and cover to your ceiling fan fixture.

Trouble shooting a ceiling fan fixture that won't come on

Not having a working light fixture can be annoying. Before replacing a ceiling fan fixture we will want to check a few things.

1.  If it has a light, do you need a new light bulb? Often times, this first step will correct the problem.

2. Is the electrical circuit breaker working properly? If not, make sure all the breakers are active. Now check the ceiling fan fixture and see if it is working properly.

3. Check for wiring issues or connectivity issues on the light switch. This will require taking off the cover and removing the light switch. Sometimes the light switch can go bad and may need to be replaced. 

4. Finally, remove the ceiling fan fixture and check for wiring or connectivity issues. Repair as needed. If it does not appear to be wrong, you will need electrical test equipment to make sure electricity is flowing through the wires. If it is, you will most likely need a new ceiling fan fixture.

One & Done Handyman can help you with installing a new ceiling fan fixture or trouble shooting a ceiling fan fixture that isn't working.