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Ceiling Fan Works but Not the Light

I wired my ceiling fan and light. The fan will come on but the light will not. How can I fix this?

Ceiling Fan Wiring Problem
Electrical Question: I wired my ceiling fan and light, the fan will come on but the light will not.

This electrical wiring question came from Henry, a Handyman in Tennessee.

Additional Comments: I am glad I found this web site. I hope this will help me solve my problem.

Henry, Thank You for Visiting Ask-the-Electrician!

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

How to Fix a Ceiling Fan Switch Problem

Application: Ceiling Fan Problem with a Wall Switch.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Switch, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Switch should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Tennessee. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring

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Includes:
Wiring GFCI Outlets
Wiring Home Electric Circuits
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Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.





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