Replace a Ceiling Fan in Kitchen

Steve Watson helps a homeowner step-by-step replace the ceiling fan in her kitchen.
Ceiling Fan After

Ceiling Fan After

Dual-fan installation

Dual-fan installation

Materials and Tools:

ceiling fan
fan/light remote
cordless drill with battery and magnetic screw tip
electrical meter with continuity tester
electrician's pliers
ladder
safety glasses
screwdrivers (Philips and flat-head)
wire strippers

Steps:

1. Turn the power off to the kitchen fan. Don’t trust just turning off the dimmer, because you can't tell visually whether a dimmer is on or off. Turn the power off at the circuit box and use the electrical tester on the existing fan to make sure it's off.

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HDSWT-204_FanRemove

2. Remove the existing ceiling fan. If the fan is still in working order, save the parts so you can use it in another area.

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HDSWT-204_FanWiring

3. Assemble the new ceiling fan following the manufacturer’s instructions. Connect the color-coded wiring, also following the manufacturer's guidelines.

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HDSWT-204_FanHang

4. Secure the fan to the ceiling, then add trim pieces.

5. Turn the power back on and test the fan.

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