I Installed Wiring to my Ceiling Fan, It Does Not Work – Can You Help?
When I turned the power back on the fan works but the light on the fan is now controlling the lamp plugged into the outlet. Can You Help?
Electrical Question from Sue about Ceiling Fan Wiring
Received from Sue a Homeowner in South St. Paul, MN
Question: I am installing a new ceiling fan/light and am stuck with installing the variable speed switch (fan light separate). I ran a new feed with four wires. Black, white, red and ground cooper. At the fan the Black is attached to the new black for fan switch, Blue is connected to the red, white to white common and ground. The variable speed control has four colors so I connected the yellow to the new black feed, red to the new red feed, black to black and white to white, green ground to cooper. When I turned the power back on the fan works but the light on the fan is now controlling the lamp plugged into the outlet. Can you help? I’ve tried all different wire combination. Thanks
Thanks for your electrical question.
Sue and I have been dealing with this problem directly. I will update this and show you what the problem was.
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