||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