3-way Fan Light Ordeal


Old 05-13-07, 07:42 AM
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3-way Fan Light Ordeal

I recently replaced a fan in my kitchen and wanted to be able to control the light and the fan separately. Luckily, there was already 14-3 from the fan to the light switch so I bought a fan/light dimmer switch that required 3-way wiring. See my wiring diagram at: http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeqfntx/home/WiringDiagram.JPG
The difficulty now is that the traveller wires are used to control the light and fan separately. Normally that is ok except that the panel power comes through the fan which is problematic for my 2 3-way switches that feed off of that series to control the hallway light. The result is that i cannot turn on or off the hallway light when the fan light is on.
I know the problem is that the circuit is broken because the neutral from the hallway does not get fed back to the nuetral of the fan/light since I am using those wires to control the fan and light separately.
Is there any magic that can be done without having to run more wires or pony up for a remote canopy module in the fan?
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Old 05-13-07, 09:40 AM
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Unless you add new wires, you cannot control the fan and light separately. Put the wiring back the way it was.
Old 05-13-07, 07:41 PM
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one other possible fix for this is to use a wireless remote, and use the 3 way switches as master switches for the fan.
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