How to Install Hunter Fan Light Kits

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Hunter is a company that sells general home appliances, such as fans, lights and humidifiers. Hunter fans have special dimensions that require their component parts, such as the light kit, to be Hunter brand in order to fit properly. For most Hunter fans, the light kit comes with the fan and is an optional feature that can be used to provide central ceiling light to a room. The light kit has anywhere from one to five sockets for bulbs, shades covering each bulb, and a cradle or mounting hardware that attaches the kit to the fan. Installing a Hunter light kit is a straightforward process.

Things You'll Need

  • Hunter light kit
  • Ladder
  • Phillips-head screwdriver

Instructions

  • Turn off the electricity to the fan. Go to the breaker box and flip the switch that controls the circuit that the fan is on to "Off." Verify that the fan is off by turning it on and making sure it does not turn on.

  • Stand on a ladder and use a Phillips-head screwdriver to unscrew the three screws on the ceiling fan switch housing. The switch housing has a pull switch chain hanging from it. Be careful removing the housing--a connector from the housing is plugged into the fan itself. Gently pull the housing away from the fan when the screws are removed.

  • Disconnect the large, multi-colored plastic connector plug attaching the switch housing to the fan. Descend the ladder with the switch housing in hand.

  • Pull out the wires from the switch housing so that they dangle out of it to prepare for installing the light kit.

  • Remove the plug covering the central hole on the switch housing, if there is a plug there.

  • Thread the black and white cords from the bottom of the light kit through the central hole on the switch housing of the ceiling fan.

  • Screw the hollow threaded pipe of the light kit into the switch housing until the connection is snug. Take care while screwing the light kit in that the black and white wires do not get twisted.

  • Use a washer and nut from the light kit packaging and place them over the threaded pipe inside the switch housing. Hand screw the nut over the threaded pipe to secure the light kit to the switch housing.

  • Wire the light kit to the switch housing by wrapping the black wire from the light kit around the blue wire from the switch housing. Cover the wires with a wire nut from the light kit packaging. Now wrap the white wire from the light kit to the white wire from the switch housing and cover the wires with a wire nut. Gently push these wires down into the switch housing.

  • Stand on the ladder and reconnect the plastic control socket from the switch housing to the multi-colored control plug of the ceiling fan.

  • Insert the switch housing over the motor mounting neck and align the screw holes of the switch housing with the holes on the motor neck.

  • Replace the three screws you removed in Step 1.

  • Restore the electricity to the fan at the breaker box by flipping the switch that controls the circuit that the fan is on to "On."

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References

  • "Black & Decker Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair: with 350 Projects and 2000 Photos"; Editors of Creative Publishing; 2008
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