Replacing ceiling fan with normal fixture in bedroom


Old 06-01-06, 01:23 PM
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Replacing ceiling fan with normal fixture in bedroom

I recently changed a ceiling fan with a normal light fixture.

The light doesn't turn off with the switch on wall when I put the white to white and blacks to the black on new fixture.

I have the 2 black wires, and one white coming off the ceiling box (these were attached to the wires from old fan - white to white, blacks to black).

I have tested the wires coming from the box as follows: wall switch will turn off tester using the white and one of the black wires. Is it okay to cap off the extra black wire? if so, why was it needed on the old ceiling fan?

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Old 06-01-06, 01:33 PM
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The extra wire was so that the fan and light could be controled seperately from two different switches. or so that the lights could be controlled from the switch and the fan neeed to be controled by the pull chain.

You can safely just wire nut it off.

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