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[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited November 05, 2001).]
[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited November 07, 2001).]
"I followed the instructions and it's only two wires, what could possibly be wrong."
This is what could go wrong
I hope you're not putting that dimmer on the same line that supplies power to the fan motor as well.
The fan motor is not designed to use a lighting control re-o-sat (dimmer).
To safely accomplish this project this application would need three conductors going to the ceiling outlet
(red = dimmer and light / black = the fan speed control and fan motor / white = the common or ungrounded conductor or neutral)
Putting in a dimmer to control a fan motor will GREATLY reduce the life of the fan motor and could possibly overheat the dimmer switch causing a melt down and God knows what else.
You're absolutely correct ..... looks like another one I misread .... I think I need a vacation.
Oh BTW- my email address is listed in my profile - just for future reference.
(I often wondered why none of the other "advice givers" have never posted their email address}