Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan Wiring

Are you having a problem with your Harbor Breeze ceiling fan? The challenge you are having could any of the following:

  • You are installing a Harbor Breeze fan and need help with the wiring and installation
  • You want to repair a fan that is no longer working properly, and you believe there to be a wiring issue
  • You want to uninstall a ceiling fan
  • There was recently a power surge and the fan is no longer working properly (this may or may not be a wiring problem)

If you are going to take the fan apart due to a wiring problem, we recommend to also have a multi meter on hand. A multi meter is useful to determine where there is a break in the circuit.

Digital Multimeter with Case

Here’s an example of a digital multimeter. This one is very affordable at $15 USD. Multimeters are useful when you need to see if there is current across certain parts of the ceiling fan.

Out of the fan box, you’ll see the following wires

  • You’ll have a hot wire, this is usually black. Hot means that it has a current running through it.
  • There is a neutral wire which may be white
  • A ground wire which could be copper, brown or black
  • A switched-hot which could be red.

What do the wiring colors mean?

Here’s a quick guide to Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan Wiring. Where we say “hot,” this means that this is a line coming in from the house that is “live.” This means there is current running through it – you can get a shock, so be careful. A ground wire does not carry a charge but if you wind up becoming the ground by accident or complete the circuit essentially, you can still get hurt so you still have to be careful there too. We recommend turning off the power at the circuit breaker or fuse panel before continuing.

The wires running from the box in the ceiling need to be matched up with the two green wires, and ground wires coming from the fan need to be spliced to the bare ground wire.
Blue wires are to support future addition of a light.
You can cop both leads with wire nuts if not using these ends.

Connect the black wire on the fan to the red from the ceiling Blue on the fan should go to the black wire from the ceiling. If black does not work, you can try connecting black to red.

Connect the green to green, white to white.

From the ceiling box, the following wire colors represent the following:
Hot wire –  black
Neutral wire –  white
Ground wire –  copper
Switched-hot –  red

On the fan you have:

  • neutral white,
  • hot lead for the motor,
  • hot lead for the light that is not there blue and black.
Harbor Breeze Wiring Schematic

Here’s an example of a Harbor Breeze wiring schematic.

Feel free to contact us or comment to add your schematic or Harbor Breeze wiring diagram!

Complete step by step for wiring a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan

Start by turning off the power to the fan at the circuit breaker or fuse box. Then, install the mounting bracket to the electrical box in the ceiling. Make sure it is securely attached and can support the weight of the fan.

Next, connect the black wire from the fan to the black (hot) wire from the ceiling using a wire nut. Connect the white wire from the fan to the white (neutral) wire from the ceiling using another wire nut. Then, connect the green wire from the fan to the bare copper or green wire from the ceiling using a wire nut. This is the ground wire.

If your fan has a light kit, connect the blue wire from the fan to the black (hot) wire from the ceiling using a wire nut. If there is no blue wire, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for connecting the light kit wires.

After wiring, lift the fan and align the mounting bracket with the slot in the fan’s canopy. Rotate the fan until it locks into place on the bracket. Attach the fan blades to the motor using the screws provided, and ensure they are securely fastened.

If your fan has a light kit, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install it, connecting the wiring as directed. Finally, slide the canopy up to cover the wiring and secure it in place using the screws provided.

Turn the power back on at the circuit breaker or fuse box and test the fan and light to ensure they are working correctly. If you’re unsure or uncomfortable with the wiring process, it’s best to consult a qualified electrician.


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