Make sure that the power is off at the electrical circuit breaker before beginning this project. Closely follow the instructions and the warnings supplied by the manufacturer when installing a ceiling fan. Installing a ceiling fan on a sloped or high ceiling requires additional mounting parts. Make sure that the electrical mounting box is rated to support a ceiling fan. If you are uncertain of your ability to install a ceiling fan, hire an electrician.
Step 2: Remove the ceiling light cover. Remove the existing ceiling light cover by first removing or loosening the fasteners that hold the cover in place. With the fasteners removed, remove the cover itself.
Step 4: Remove the fixture from the ceiling electrical box. Use a screwdriver to unscrew the nuts or screws that hold the fixture to the ceiling electrical box. Twist the fixture until the heads of the screws are over the holes in the slots, and lower the fixture from the electrical box.
Step 5: Separate the wires and remove the fixture. Carefully unscrew the wire nuts from each wire without touching the bare wires. Unscrew the black wire first by unscrewing the wire cap and separating the wires. Next, unscrew the wire cap on the white wires. Finally, separate the copper ground wire from the green ground wire on the fixture. Green wires always designate a ground wire. Carefully separate the wires and remove the ceiling light fixture. Do not touch the bare wires until you test them.
Step 6: Test the wires for voltage. Before continuing, use a voltage tester to make sure the circuit is dead. Touch one probe to the black wire and one to the white. There should be no reading on the tester, indicating that there is no voltage present.
Touch one probe to the white wire and one to the black.
Step 7: Position the ceiling mounting plate into place. Every ceiling fan is slightly different, so closely follow the directions that came with your ceiling fan. Pass the electrical wires through the center of the ceiling mounting plate and screw the plate in place. It is important that this plate is level. Place washers between the plate and the conduit box to level the mounting plate, if necessary.
Step 9: Attach the wires. Attach all the green ground wires from the ceiling fan bracket and motor to the copper ground wire from the ceiling. Secure the wires together by sliding a wire cap over the two wires and twisting them together. Next, place the end of the black wire from the ceiling to the end of black wire from the motor. Using a wire cap, twist them together. Follow the same procedure to connect the white wires together.
Step 11: Secure the motor cover in place. Pass the motor control wires through the motor cover and secure the motor cover to the ceiling mounting plate. Tighten the screws that secure the motor cover to the ceiling mounting plate.
Tighten the screws to secure the cover to the mounting plate.
Step 13: Check the level of the blades. Use a ruler to make sure that the ceiling fan blades are level. Uneven blade height will cause the fan to wobble. The edge of each blade should be within a 1/8” from blade to blade. If any of the blades are out of alignment, follow the instructions that came with your ceiling fan to balance them.
Step 14: Fasten the base plate to the bottom of the motor. Pass the motor control wires through the base plate for the motor control unit. Use screws to fasten the base plate to the bottom of the motor.