dimmer hum

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Old 04-03-19, 03:45 PM
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dimmer hum

I replaced fan/light dimmer switch. The wiring is correct. But there is a loud hum when I turn on the fan. Not the light.
The old one was a Hunter 27182.Fan 1.6 amp max.light 300 watt max.No buzz.
The new one is a Enerlites Fan Speed Control....fully variable 5 amps. lights 300 watt max
Why is it buzzing. ? I disconnected the fan lead for now. But I want to use it soon.
any ideas from an electrician who knows light control installs..thanks
 
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Old 04-03-19, 05:41 PM
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Sometimes it's the series of controls that is louder. Sometimes an individual one is louder.
There is no way of stopping it from humming outside of changing it.
 
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Old 04-03-19, 05:54 PM
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I assume if I go to a regular double switch, non dimmer, that it won't hum..
yes?
 
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Old 04-04-19, 07:05 AM
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Yes, no dimmer, no hum. Two switches requires 2 separate hot wires going from the switch box to the fan/light. If you don't have that capacity, you will have to install a cable between the switch box and the fan/light.
 
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Old 04-04-19, 05:52 PM
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I have romex 2 wire to the fan/light. But I was planning on a double paddle switch.One switch for light and one for fan. on /off. Then use pull chain on the fan,Harbor Breeze 44 inch for speed.. That will work,no?
 
 

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