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Ceiling Fan Dimmer Switch Wiring

How to Fix a Dimmer Switch Wiring Problem: I tried to replace a ceiling fan dimmer switch but now it trips the circuit breaker.


Dimmer Switch Wiring and Ceiling Fans
Electrical Question: I tried to replace a ceiling fan dimmer switch but now it trips the circuit breaker.

This electrical wiring question came from: Robert, a Homeowner from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Robert.

How to Fix a Dimmer Switch Wiring Problem

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Application: Wiring a Ceiling Fan or Light Fixture Dimmer Switch.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools and electrical wiring.
Precaution: Identify the ceiling fan power source or circuit at the panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the switch wiring.
Materials: Make sure the switches are fully compatible with the ceiling fan you have and the size of the lamps that will be installed in the fixture.

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  1. mukesh says:

    Sir, I want a electric diagram for 2 lights and 1 fan.

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