New ceiling fan install, now wall switches swapped functions


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Old 07-16-21, 09:27 PM
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New ceiling fan install, now wall switches swapped functions

I installed a new ceiling fan. Followed instructions to a T. When I turned power back on both the fan and lights work but my wall switches swapped functions. My dimmer now controls the fan and the regular switch controls the lights. It should be the other way around like it was before with previous ceiling fan. How can I fix this????
 
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Old 07-16-21, 09:36 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Your fan should have a black, blue, white and ground wire.
Black is the fan. Blue is the light. Just swap the black and blue wires.
 
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Old 07-17-21, 11:46 AM
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Hello Pete,
So originally I had it hooked up black with black, white with white, blue with red, and the green with copper. I swapped the black and blue and the switches started working correctly...but then I went to check on it later after having the fan run for a while and there was a weird smell and the base of the fan was super hot. Could it be because the wires were switched? Any ideas what could cause the smell and the base being super hot?? Should I just put the wiring back and swap the switches?? Thank you so much for your help. Very much appreciated!!
Steff
 
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Old 07-17-21, 12:02 PM
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Exchanging the black and blue wires will not cause any fan problems or it to run hot.
 
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Old 07-17-21, 09:17 PM
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Thank you Pete,
So after doing some google research, I found that many who have installed Hunter fans have a period of it smelling and it feeling really warm/hot to the touch. I guess this is normal and after some time running the fan the smell goes away (its the grease) and the temp goes down. I am keeping an eye on it but all seems to be doing fine and the temp has lowered some. I installed a different one in my sons room and same thing is happening.
Had to switch the wires in my sons room too.
 
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Old 07-17-21, 09:53 PM
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I hadn't noticed a smell from the motors of the fans I've installed but it's very likely a short break period.
Shouldn't present any problems.
 
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Old 07-19-21, 07:55 AM
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Hi, I never heard of a fan being that hot to touch for a break in period .
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