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ceiling fan or switch issue

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I have been trying to figure this out for a while, i put in a new ceiling fan and it works fine but there is a catch I have a porch light now the does not come on without the ceiling fan on and the same for some of the receptacles??

so if this images works you will see (2) 2 way wires and (1) 3 way wire coming into the fan.

the fan has
black - Black - fan
red - Black - light
white - common

the switch is has 2 sliders one for the fan and the light

black to black
black to red
red to yellow
and then the ground and common white

and then 2 way wire goes out to the the there light switch at the patio

have i cross a wire or is there a way to test the switch?

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My first question is this; did everything work fine before you installed the new fan? (I'm assuming there used to be either a light fixture or another fan there, correct me if that is wrong)

If so, did you also install a new switch at the same time?

The odd thing is that you only have 2 cables in your fan switch box. If power is coming in from the bottom of the box out to the fan at the top of it, then that switch shouldn't affect your porch light at all. This makes me think that someone junctioned off your fan cable up in the ceiling to feed your porch light and receptacles. If that is the case, and obviously, I can't say for sure that it is, then you will need to find someplace else to feed the porch light circuit.
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