Laundry Room Exhaust Fan Switch Wiring
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How to Wire an Exhaust Fan Switch: Exhaust fan switch wiring and sensor control functions.
How to Wire an Exhaust Fan Switch
This switch is in a box that has another switch which only controls the light in the laundry room. What is the solution?
This electrical question came from: John, a Handyman from Toronto, Ontario, Alabama
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Thanks for your electrical question John
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John, it would be good to identify the make and model of the exhaust fan that is installed, as there are several types. Some exhaust fans have built in sensors that will activate the fan when heat or high humidity conditions occur, and it is possible that a built in sensor can malfunction. It seems obvious that the exhaust fan does have a direct supply of power to it which is controlled by another method which needs to be identified, and this can be understood once the make and model number is available. Another possibility is that there is another switch that controls the exhaust fan, and I can’t help question if the switch you have worked with actually does control this exhaust fan.
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