The Harbor Breeze ceiling fan calls for a standard installation, but some electrical knowledge and preparation is required. These instructions are for a standard fan installation with pull chain control.
Before you begin your installation, verify that you have all the required parts for proper installation. Make sure that the blades are at least 30 inches from obstructions and at least 7 feet from the floor. Turn off the circuit breakers and wall switch to the room that requires installation. Match the package content list against the items in your box. Do not begin the installation without the required items.
Begin with the mounting bracket. Secure the mounting bracket to the outlet box using screws, spring washers and flat washers. The mounting bracket is the equipment that supports the fan. It is very important that the bracket be secured properly to avoid injury. Gently remove the motor screws and lock washers from the motor.
Your standard wiring colors for installation are black, blue, white and green. The black wire is the hot power for the fan. The blue wire is hot power for the light kit. The white wire is for the fan and light kit. Green or bare colored wire is your ground wire. If your ceiling wires are any other color, stop installation. Contact an electrician for professional installation.
Connect the black wire from the fan to the black wire from the ceiling using a wire nut. Connect the blue wire from the fan to the blue wire from the ceiling using a wire nut. The nuts should be included in your ceiling fan kit. Repeat the process with the white wires. Connect the green grounded wires last using the same process. Strip the ends of the wire insulation and twist the newly connected ends with pliers. Cap each set of connected endings with wire connectors and wrap each connector separately with electrical tape.
Align the motor assembly to the mounting bracket in the ceiling. Secure the motor assembly to the bracket using the provided flat washers and nuts. Remove the screws in the mounting bracket and add lock in washers. Cover the motor assembly with the motor housing and secure it in place with the screws.
Secure the blade arms under a blade with the blade screws and blade washers one blade at a time. Tighten the blade firmly after they are all installed. Connect the blade arm with the motor with the motor screws and lock washers. Secure the shade filter plate with screws. Thread the pull chains on the outer rim of the shade filter plate. Insert your light bulb according to the listed wattage. Install the glass shade according to specifications.
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