Ceiling Fan Won't Turn Off


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Old 12-18-21, 04:46 PM
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Ceiling Fan Won't Turn Off

I am a DIYer with basic knowledge regarding light switches and how to install them.
I wanted to replace my Leviton Toggle Switch (link), which controlled my ceiling fan/light, with a Leviton Decora Switch (link).
I shut off the power, fully removed the light switch, and saw the junction box contained 2 wires, and they were both black and had had no indication of their function on the wire itself.
I had forgotten to take a picture of where the wires were on the old switch, therefore I was unable to differentiate between the hot and the neutral wire.
I put in the new light switch and hoped that I wired it correctly.
I turned on the power, turned on the light/fan and it worked perfectly.
Then, I turned it off, expecting the light/fan to turn off.
The light shut off, but the fan continued to rotate at a pace of about one rotation every 5 seconds.
(This did not happen with the toggle switch).
Should I assume that I mixed up the wires, or what?
Should I have wrapped electrical tape around it because my junction box is metal?
 

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Old 12-18-21, 04:50 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

There is no polarity wiring on a single pole switch.
There is no neutral either. There is hot and switched hot.
It doesn't matter which wire goes on which switch terminal.

Since the light is going off..... the switch is working properly.
It sounds like the switch was setup to control the light which means the remote controls the fan.
 
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Old 12-19-21, 10:01 PM
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Is it possible that he installed it with the damper upside down so maybe the fan is turning via backflow?
 
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Old 12-19-21, 10:29 PM
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Please explain.
This is a hanging ceiling fan we're discussing.
 
 

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