fan hampton bay 3 way. no real idea what I'm doing......


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Old 07-07-15, 01:09 PM
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Lightbulb fan hampton bay 3 way. no real idea what I'm doing......

trying to convert a fan with no light with a light kit has shown to be harder then I thought.
the fan is operated by two switches. one with a 3 way switch and the other is with a single pole fan speed switch.


on the fan speed switch there are 2 red switches hooked up two black switches of the fan speed switch. and one ground. there is also a black wire that has a red cap on it.


the other 3 pole switch has
red
black
white
bare copper.

all of those switches are connected to the switch.


in the ceiling I have
red
black
white
ground



red is to the fan black
black is also capped like the same black at the fan speed switch.
white is connected to the white

the fan has a capped blue


I tried connecting the red, capped black and blue all together and heard a humming noise from the fan selector, then the fuse blew.


what I want to do is be able to operate the fan and light separately from either switch. I don't care about dimming or anything.

if I cant do that I'd like to operate the fan and light separately from the fan selector switch.

I know I need to buy a new light switch for fan/light.

also the selector only works if the 3 way switch is on. if the 3 way switch is off I cant operate the speed selector switch.


sorry for so long, I'm a new homeowner trying to save some money.

thanks all!!

Jen
 
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Old 07-07-15, 01:48 PM
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on the fan speed switch there are 2 red switches hooked up two black switches of the fan speed switch
You have too many switches.

Generally the light is blue, not the fan, and is capped when not used. Maybe easier for you to post pictures of each switch involved and the ceiling box. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 07-13-15, 09:41 PM
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Okay I'll correct my wording and add pictures on a
New forum
Thanks!!
 
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Old 07-14-15, 12:10 AM
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