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Old 01-24-2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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Ok so here's the sitch...

Had two single pole switches connected one to a light and the other to a fan which are tied into the ceiling.

Anyways I am changing out the switches for a rocker and 3 speed fan control. The problem is I have full control of the fan but the light for the rocker switch will not go off. I thought there could be an issue bc the left switch which controlled the light was hooked up with a red up top and black at the bottom...when I correspond it to the new switch there is always power no matter whether the rocker is up or down...can someone help me...thx
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Ok so here's the sitch...

Had two single pole switches connected one to a light and the other to a fan which are tied into the ceiling.

Anyways I am changing out the switches for a rocker and 3 speed fan control. The problem is I have full control of the fan but the light for the rocker switch will not go off. I thought there could be an issue bc the left switch which controlled the light was hooked up with a red up top and black at the bottom...when I correspond it to the new switch there is always power no matter whether the rocker is up or down...can someone help me...thx
Three wire to the ceiling, probably red switching the lamp and black switching the fan...are you sure it's hooked up the same?
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Three wire to the ceiling, probably red switching the lamp and black switching the fan...are you sure it's hooked up the same?
When I took out the two single on off simple switches they had red/black on the switch to the light and black with white paint and black on the right switch to the fan...

All I did was hook up the 3 speed fan control like it said while using the 2 wires that were connected to the previous switch...

I will rewire it however it should be done...

Here's what I have, I have 2 blacks coming from a pigtail, 1 to the left and 1 to the right and a red coming in and a black coming in.
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And at my ceiling it's red to the fan and black to the light
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When I took out the two single on off simple switches they had red/black on the switch to the light and black with white paint and black on the right switch to the fan...

All I did was hook up the 3 speed fan control like it said while using the 2 wires that were connected to the previous switch...

I will rewire it however it should be done...

Here's what I have, I have 2 blacks coming from a pigtail, 1 to the left and 1 to the right and a red coming in and a black coming in.
Sounds like the pigtailed blacks should go to each new switch each and the red one controls whichever it sends power to : fan? And black to lamp
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And at my ceiling it's red to the fan and black to the light
The pigtailed blacks should be hot and the other two are the switched ones
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The pigtailed blacks should be hot and the other two are the switched ones
Ok so if that's the case, then i imagine the pigtail black goes on top and the black painted white goes on bottom for the rocker switch? And then pigtail black to black and red to red for the fan side switch

Is that correct?

My question is, if that is also the case, why does the fan work with out the red connected to the fan switch?
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Do you have a tester or a meter to see which wires are hot and which are switch legs?

Shouldn't matter which one you attach it to as long as it doesn't say line and load on the switch/rocker/fan control.
One will be the hot from a source, pigtailed to supply power to both switches, and the other two will supply the switched power to the fan and the light.

If there is line and load on either rockers or fan controls, the hot is the line.
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a pic of the switches you are using might be helpful...
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a pic of the switches you are using might be helpful...

Here is the link to the leviton rocker switch:

http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/Produ...minisite=10251

And here is the fan control: (note, I am not using the on/off scheduled to use for a light)

http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocum...ry/033039c.pdf


Here are the images of the items:



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a pic of the switches you are using might be helpful...
How about a pic of the wiring with the switches you're having trouble with
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How about a pic of the wiring with the switches you're having trouble with

A little difficult to do sitting at my desk at work when they're at home chief
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Ok here are the pics you were looking for:




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