Dimmer switch / ceiling fan problem


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Old 12-23-11, 01:05 PM
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Post Dimmer switch / ceiling fan problem

I have a ceiling fan with lights that I want a dimmer switch on. The lights are on their own switch (not a two-way), the fan is on its own switch. I installed a dimmer switch on the lights and it works just fine... EXCEPT when the ceiling fan switch is on. If the fan is off, no problem; if the fan is on, the dimmer malfunctions: lights won't dim all the way, turn themselves back on after being turned off, turn themselves off after being turned on, etc.

I did the same thing to a similar light/fan combo downstairs and it works fine. What went wrong? Any suggestions?
 
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Old 12-23-11, 01:34 PM
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Are you using an electronic or programmable dimmer switch or a old fashioned mechanical knob or slider type switch?
 
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Old 12-23-11, 02:42 PM
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Can you remove the power to this circuit, pull the two switches out of the wall and take a picture of how you have them wired. It would help us to help you if we can see what you see. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/electrical-c-d-c/400914-how-put-pictures-your-post.html

 
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Smile Fixed!

After taking the whole thing apart and re-doing it, it works like a charm. I think I just had some loose wires or something.
 
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Thank you for posting back and letting us know. I hate it when we don't know if someone got their problem fixed.
 
 

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