Ceiling Fan with light wiring?
I put up a ceiling fan with a light today, it is a Hunter fan The Stratford Model. When I installed the fan that was not to hard but then I noticed that the light switch had a dimmer and it controlled the Fan. I wanted to remove the dimmer. When I opened the outlet the dimmer was hooked to a black wire and then hooked to the black wire running to the light switch. (I have an outlet with 2 switches (one for the fan and one for the light) I took off the dimmer switch and bought a new switch. The switch I have has 2 screws to hook the wires and a ground. The switch that is in the wall only has two screws and no ground. There are 3 different sets of wires running to the box with about 3 wires coming out of them. It looks like the ground wires are all hooked together and capped off. The switch that was in the wall already had a red wire and a black wire to it. The one I put in I put a black wire to it that went to the dimmer switch. The black wire going to the other switch had the wire coating taken off from one spot and this is where the dimmer switch had it wire hooked to. So I hooked the wire from the one switch that was already in the wall to the new switch I had by wrapping the wire around the bottom screw. I have attached pics to show you what I did. Can someone tell me if this is safe? The light works and the fan worked but it cut off after a min or so, I turned off the breaker for now until I can see if this safe. The other problem is the other fan in my other room is wired the same way. Do you think I should call someone out to fix this or is it okay and won't burn the house down. See pics attached.... The switch with the green screw is the one I bought the other one was in the wall already (with the red wire and the wires are in the back not on the screws) Also I replaced a ceiling fan in my other room because I bought one at lowes (harbor breeze) and it died after one year, it would just make noise and not turn. The wiring in the switch housing is the same way as the pics below but there is now black wire on the top of one of the switches, could this be why the fan died?
Last edited by Snowwolf; 06-28-2010 at 09:10 AM.