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kanestrin

11:13AM | 05/23/01
Member Since: 05/22/01
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I recently replaced my wall switch with a dimmer to control the ceiling fan and light (single dimmer). Although both the light & fan work properly with the dimmer, I hear a prononuced buzz when the fan is on. No buzz when the light only is on. Any ideas? Thanks.

rpxlpx

10:00AM | 05/31/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Do you have a special dimmer made for that purpose? Last I knew most ceiling fans and lights should not be used with the same type or dimmer. If you want to dim the light, it should be on its own dimmer, separate from the fan.

Electrical Inspector

03:02PM | 10/02/02
Member Since: 09/27/02
73 lifetime posts
rpxlpx is right......

one should not try and 'dim' a motor.....there is a distinct difference bettween a fan speed control made for motors and a dimmer switch....

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