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Electrical Wiring for Ceiling Fan Switches


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I am installing a ceiling fan. the wall switch has two feed wires. The single pole switch has a red and a white wire connected to it…

Switch Wiring for Ceiling Fans

Question: I am installing a ceiling fan. The wall switch has two feed wires. The single pole switch has a red and a white wire connected to it. The ceiling junction box has two blacks two whites and one red.
How do I connect to get the fan and light to work I can get the fan to work but the light does not come on with the chain it only flickers on when i turn switch off thanks

This electrical question came from: Mike, a Handyman from North Bay Ontario Canada
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Dave’s Reply:
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