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slrholmes 06-01-2010 02:32 PM

Hunter Ceiling Fan & Light control #27182
 
the good news for me is that it appears that a lot of people have problems with the wiring schematic for this ceiling fan and light switch. the bad news is nobody seems to have exactly my wiring in order for me to just search for the answer.

the ceiling fan installation was relatively simple. There were four wires (white, black, red and ground). the fan and the lights work when I have the old (rocker plate) switch connected however because I've separated the connections for the light and the fan, the switch will only turn off the lights and does not control the fan itself. the fan is one of the quick connect from Hampton Bay. so, it indicated if using one switch only to control light and fan, connect the white lead from house supply to the W on the quick connect terminal, the live/black lead from house into the L1 terminal and ground to ground ( I didn't do this as I was planning on using the 27182 switch to control fan and light separately.) so...the only difference in this part of the connection is that I connect the live red wire to the L2 terminal. Unfortunately based on this info. I'm not sure which wire actually is for the fan and which is for the light. Now in the fan housing itself I had to separate the black and blue wires and connect each separately.

So, I have the 27182 but not really sure if I can even use it. The existing switch has a ground wire, black wire connected to the top and red wire connected to the bottom. The white wire that was in the conduit with these wires is tied off with all of the other white wires in the switch box (4 switches in all).

I have gone back to the store and they suggested that I connect the black to black, red to red and blue to white (and of course ground wire to green). I tried that but no luck, switch now controls nothing. On the switch wiring schematic, the red is for the light, the blue is for the fan and black is hot. My problem (or at least the one at hand) is that I'm not sure which of the wires at the switch is fan, light and hot?

Definitely need help! Thanks

brric 06-01-2010 02:46 PM

How many wire are in the j-box in the ceiling?

slrholmes 06-01-2010 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by brric (Post 449692)
How many wire are in the j-box in the ceiling?

There are four, white, black, red and ground.

brric 06-01-2010 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by slrholmes (Post 449696)
There are four, white, black, red and ground.

What wires are at the old swich location? What was in the ceiling before and how was it connected?

slrholmes 06-01-2010 03:02 PM

Old switch has red and black and ground wire attached to switch. White wire is capped off in box.

slrholmes 06-01-2010 03:03 PM

Sorry, missed the 2nd part of the question. No fixture in the ceiling before. The j box was there and capped as well. Switch was already wired. Reasonably new building (2 years ago)

brric 06-01-2010 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by slrholmes (Post 449709)
Sorry, missed the 2nd part of the question. No fixture in the ceiling before. The j box was there and capped as well. Switch was already wired. Reasonably new building (2 years ago)

Is there not another wire, not connected to anything, in the switch box?

slrholmes 06-01-2010 03:07 PM

there is a white wire not connected. Tied up with 3 others (it is a 4 switch plate.)

brric 06-01-2010 03:22 PM

Are the wires in the ceiling all dead ends or are they connected in some way?

slrholmes 06-01-2010 03:57 PM

All connected I believe. I did have the ceiling fan and light working with the old switch but couldn't get the Hunter switch to work. I have rewired the original switch back up since starting this and it's not working now either.

brric 06-01-2010 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by slrholmes (Post 449752)
All connected I believe. I did have the ceiling fan and light working with the old switch but couldn't get the Hunter switch to work. I have rewired the original switch back up since starting this and it's not working now either.

Were the wires in the ceiling individual dead ends or were they connected in some way BEFORE installing the ceiling fan?

slrholmes 06-01-2010 04:36 PM

Wires were individual dead ends. I have the fan and the lights working from the pull strings but can't get the switch to control them.

slrholmes 06-01-2010 05:11 PM

Sorry didn't understand your previous question. Prior to installing the ceiling fan all of the wires were dead ends and capped with wire nuts (?)

slrholmes 06-01-2010 05:12 PM

I take that back, they were dead ends, no caps. the ends were not stripped so just the wires in the box. That took some recall.

brric 06-01-2010 05:19 PM

Without more info here is my guess. The white wire in the switch box should be connected to the neutrals in the switch box and to the white wire of the fan at the ceiling. A hot wire at the switch box gets connected to the black wire of the new switch. The black at the switch box connects to the blue of the new switch and to the black of the fan in the ceiling. The red in the switch box connects to the red of the new switch and to the blue of the ceiling fan at the ceiling.

This is my guess as your description has not told me these are the wires available at the switch box.


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