Ceiling Fan works but switch issue

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Old 04-23-06, 09:03 AM
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Exclamation Ceiling Fan works but switch issue

Good morning,

I bought a ceiling fan this week and installed it two days ago.
It's working fine right now but I have a switch issue. If I turn off the ceiling fan with the swich the fuse 'jumps' to off.

The problem is with my switch or may be when I connected the wires. I don't know.

Any idea ?
 
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Old 04-23-06, 01:07 PM
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Huh! That's a good one. Normally by turning *off* a switch, what you are doing is taking one wire out of the circuit. This should make a circuit *not* to short, then. Huh!

Is this a regular switch or is it a 3-way switch? Does the switch that is causing this say the words "on" and "off" on the toggle of the switch?
 
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You miss wired a switch loop. You are actually turning on the switch when the breaker pops. Tell us all the wires that are at the fan and the switch.
Did you replace a light with the fan or is this a new install. Most common problem is trying to fix a perceived problem because there is a white wire connected to black wires.
 
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I replaced an old fan.

I plugged

green wire (fan) to green wire (ceiling). I used a white wire to extend this green wire.
white wire to white wire

blk/white + black (fan) to blk wire (ceiling)
 
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Sounds correct. Are the three wires you mention all the wires in the box? What about the switch box? Tell us the wires in there as well. Did you change any wires in the switch box?
 
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I will check this afternoon. I'm not at home.
 
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For the switch :

In the box, I say 3 cables :

- White
- Black
- Red

Red is connected to the connector (up)
Black is connected to the connector (down)

White not connected
 
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Is it correct ?
 
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Old 04-28-06, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by galette
For the switch :

In the box, I say 3 cables :

- White
- Black
- Red

Red is connected to the connector (up)
Black is connected to the connector (down)

White not connected
What is a connector(up) and connector(down)?

What other wires are in the fan box and how are they connected?
 
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green wire (fan) to green wire (ceiling). I used a white wire to extend this green wire.
white wire to white wire

blk/white + black (fan) to blk wire (ceiling)

when I say up, it's the connection on the top of the switch (OFF) and down the bottom (ON).
 
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Well if you have a red wire on the switch and no red wires in the fan box then that switch does not control the fan or does so through some other box which we need to know the connections in.
 
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Green wire (fan) to red wire (ceiling)

sorry.
 
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Old 04-30-06, 06:28 AM
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Green wire (fan) to red wire (ceiling).
That was a very important fact.
The red wire is the switched power. You connected it direct to ground. No wonder the breaker trips when you turn on the switch. Connect the red wire to the blk/wht to control the light.
 
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