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Old 12-12-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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I replaced my patio light with an outdoor ceiling fan with a light fixture. I want to control the light by using the wall switch, which by the way, has three separate wires going into the box with each wire having a black, white and bare wire. I connected everything correctly, but now I can only control the light by pulling the chain, not by the light switch. Any suggestions

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Old 12-12-2011, 12:01 PM   #2
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There should be 4 wires in the fan box. Fan hot, light hot, common neutral, and grounding. You need to connect the fan conductor to the constant hot and connect the light conductor to the switch leg from the switch.

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I want to control the light by using the wall switch, which by the way, has three separate wires going into the box with each wire having a black, white and bare wire.
Have you identified to where those three wires go, or from where they come?

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I connected everything correctly,
In order to know whether everything is connected correctly, it would be necessary to identify the three wires, above. Please describe.

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but now I can only control the light by pulling the chain, not by the light switch.
Which tends to suggest that the light is being supplied by unswitched power, rather than through the switch as necessary.

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