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    pastor1189 Posts: 1,538, Reputation: 3
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    Apr 28, 2018, 10:35 AM
    Ceiling Fan switch
    Ceiling fan switch wire. Fan and light.
    Installed new chain pull switch. Connected all black
    Together and all white together. Fan works, light is
    Okay. But when you pull chain the light doesn’t go off.
    Mistake in wiring
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    ma0641 Posts: 15,681, Reputation: 1012
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    Apr 28, 2018, 08:01 PM
    Where did you Connect the blue light wire? It should be connected to black if you only have 1 power lead.
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    Apr 30, 2018, 03:03 AM
    There are two switches in most light/fan combinations. One is the three speed switch for the fan and the other is for the light.

    Which switch did you change? Also, the wires going into the speed switch have to be correct otherwise the speeds of the fan will be incorrect.

    With respect to the light, is the light controlled by a pull switch or a wall switch?
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    Stratmando Posts: 11,188, Reputation: 508
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    Apr 30, 2018, 05:53 AM
    Your light switch may have 2 black wires, 1 connects to power coming down through fan, the other black on switch connects only to each of the sockets black.
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    pastor1189 Posts: 1,538, Reputation: 3
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    Apr 30, 2018, 06:19 AM
    On the old ceiling fan. It had three bulb. Each had a black wire, I ran the switch wires
    To them, came on but wouldn't go off. Maybe the new switch is defected. Anyhow got a new fan with only one bulb.
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    Stratmando Posts: 11,188, Reputation: 508
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    May 1, 2018, 06:35 AM
    Each of the 3 lights black wires needed to be connected to 1 of the switch wires, the other switch wire from power/switchleg, If wired like that and lights don't go off, it is a bad light switch.

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