The way you wire the Hampton Bay ceiling fan will depend on the type of fan you purchase. A standard ceiling fan is wired differently from a ceiling fan with a remote control. When you hook up the fan, ensure you match the wires correctly to the house wiring, or the fan will not work correctly. Before doing any electrical work, always turn off the power to the outlet box where you'll install the fan.
Standard Ceiling Fan
The standard Hampton Bay ceiling fan without a remote control has a straightforward wiring diagram. The black wire on the fan is the fan-supply wire, and the blue wire is the light-supply line. The black and blue wires on the fan are twisted together with the black wire from the house wiring. The white wire is twisted together with the white house wire, and the green wire coming from the fan is twisted together with the green conductor house wire.
Remote-Control Ceiling Fan
A Hampton Bay ceiling fan with a remote control has a receiver inline. The blue wire from the fan is twisted together with the blue wire on the receiver. The black wire on the fan is twisted together with the black wire on the receiver. Lastly, the white wire from the fan is twisted together with the white wire on the receiver. After securing the wire connections with the wire nuts, secure the nuts with black electrical tape.
The next step is to twist the black and blue wires from the receiver together with the black house wire. Twist the white wire from the receiver together with the white house wire. Twist the green ground wire from the fan together with the green grounding conductor house wire. Secure each set of wires with a wire nut, and cover the nuts with black electrical tape.
Hiding the Wires
After securing the wires with the wire nuts and taping the nuts with black electrical tape, you must separate and hide the wires in the outlet box. Move the white and green wires to one side of the box, and move the blue and black wire to the other side of the outlet box. Push the wires up into the box. After securing the wires so they won’t get pinched, secure the canopy and canopy ring to the mounting bracket.
After the Installation
Once the Hampton Bay ceiling fan has been installed, turn on the power. Test the fan by turning it on. If the fan doesn't have any power, check the circuit breaker to ensure it’s on. If the power is on, but the fan doesn’t turn on, turn off the power and recheck the wire connections. If any wire isn’t making a good connection to the receiver (remote-control fan) or with the house wiring on both types of fans, the fans won't have direct current to power the fan.