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Old 08-14-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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i attempted to replace an old light/fan switch in my bathroom. I connected it exactly the way it was previously, but the fan will not shut off. I switched the connections around and it is still the same. There is a red wire and two black. anyway, i give up and wonder if there is a way I can disable the black wire to the fan and just not use my fan. I have no money to pay an electrician right now.

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The switch should have a wiring diagram on the package. You need to figure out which wire is the constant hot. It is probably the one not in the same cable as the red.

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is there a way to just disconnect the one black electric wire and not use the fan. can i just wrap electrical tape over the end of the wire? I know i can't just leave it unscrewed and hanging out there. obviously i'm limited in this area... Even if I could figure out which is a constant hot, i don't what to do about it.
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The constant hot feeds power into the switch. The other two are switched hots.

You should leave the fan operable so hte moisture can be removed from the bathroom.
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get a voltage tester test for the hot leg.....this is the one that will go to the switches...one for fan one for light...other legs to other side of switches...should fix your problem...ben sr
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Turn power off, take one of the black wires off make sure it's not touching anything.
Turn power back on, turn the switch on.

Does the light work? If yes, turn the power off, the black wire that is hanging loose needs to be tied with the red on the switch. turn power on

If it does not work, turn power off, the black wire on the switch needs tied with the red on the switch, the black wire hanging loose is the feed (hot) wire, put it on the opposite side of the other black and red. turn power on

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