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Light Switch Wiring for Bathroom Exhaust Fan

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire Switches for a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Wiring Switches for a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Question: Here`s the deal. I have a bath vent light that I am wiring to a switch in a three gang box. In the switch box there is a black power source which I have connected to the lower terminal on the switch. I have connected the black wire from the vent/light to the top receptacle. I have attached the white wire from fixture to other neutrals in the switch box. At the fixture I have attached the fixtures black and red wires to black wire going to the switch, the white fixture wire to the white switch wire and ground to ground. When I turn it on only the fan works and the light does not. I have checked bulbs and connections and all are okay. What could be wrong.

Background: Mike, a Handyman from Illinois

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Mike.

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