Electrical Wiring in the Home/Wiring issue


I had a cieling fan on a dimmer existing.  A power outage knocked it out so it was the only light in the house that did not work.  I just replaced the light, but it would not switch off.  I used another plain switch and it would not turn off. What did i do wrong or have just not done yet?

If you used a plain switch, and it did not turn off, it is wired wrong. Did you replace the fan? The light kit?  The bulb?  Did you connect it back exactly where the old one was? The black wire for the light kit might have to be connected to a red wire. (If the old one was.)

Is it only the light connected to the dimmer?  The fan motor should not be connected to a dimmer.
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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