12:49PM | 09/30/05
Member Since: 09/29/05
1 lifetime posts
I tried to replace the light switch from my ceiling fan but I removed too many wires and now do not know how to re-connect them. Will you please help. The current situation is as follow:

From the fan there are 4 wires hanging

Wire # 1 White

wire # 2 white

Wire # 3 Blue

Wire # 4 Red

Using a tester I see that touching wire # 2(white) and wire # 4 (red)at the same time it shows that there is power flowing.

The new light switch has only 2 black wires which I labeled

wire # 1 Black and wire # 2 Black.

There is also a square box with a red wire and a black wire. In the box the following information is written "Max temperature +70 250 V.A.C. 50/60 Hz"

The light that I am trying to re-connect has a black wire and a white wire. As you can see there are 4 separate pieces on this puzzle.

1 Wires coming from the fan

2 the new switch

3 The square box that I suspect must be some kind of regulator or transformer

4 The light socket with 2 wires going up.

The fan was working ok except that the light did not work so suspecting it was the switch I decided to replace it.


04:55PM | 10/05/05
Member Since: 05/11/03
62 lifetime posts
Please call a licensed electrician to trace the circuit out and connect it properly. Mr. Electric

Jim Simmons
WA State Master Electrician



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