I recently replaced a ceiling fan in our bedroom. I also bought one
of those fan/light wall controlers (both fan & wall control are made
by Harbor Breeze and purchased from Lowes).
I first installed the fan by itself and everything worked fine.
I then went back in and installed the receiver for the fan/light wall
control. No problem there. The problem I have is with the replacing
the switch with the fan/light control. When I went to take out the
switch it had way too many wires. The control plate has 3 wires
(green, white & black). The switch has two black wires screwed down
to the switch, a green wire and then a black & red wire that are both
attached to the switch and it appears they cannot be removed without
sniping them off.
I'm totally lost as how to install this control plate. Can anyone
help me? Thanks in advance.
the old wall switch had two black wires?? right tben thats the power
ON/OFF for the old switch to operate... the green wire is just a ground
wire.. on the new switch you take the green wire and put it onto ground
if it has on in the wall.. if not then attach it to the box in the wall
on the side(anyplace where it is not attached to a wire(unless you have
a bare copper wire which is ground it there.. and take the other two
wires on the switch and black and red.. just put them to the two black
wires and it should work... cut the wires and use wire nuts(plastic
things that attache the wires togethere and you should not have any
trouble).. hope this helps.
The control plate is no problem, but I can't figure out all of
those wires attached to your existing switch. Are you saying
that there are 4 or 5 wires attached to the switch??? (2 black,
a green, and a "black & red" which might be one wire or two,
it's hard to tell from the way you wrote it) OK, it it's only
4 wires (B, B, G, RB) that would likely indicate a 3-way
switch, but you haven't mentioned that possibility. ???
OK, sorry I teased you on the "control plate": Forget anything
in your mind about that being a *switch*, it's not. It's
actually a mini transmitter, it itself doesn't interrupt the
flow of current to the fan like a switch would, it sits there
and emits a signal based on what is going on at the external
"switch". Sooooo...you just supply power to it, just like if
you were wiring a light fixture or duplex plug, you attach
B, W & G to it, and it will function. *BUT*...you also need
to "feed through" the B, W & G to the fan/light/receiver.
So you're going to need to untwist the white wires, add yours
to the bundle, then replace the wirenut. Same goes for Ground,
you must somehow tie your green pigtail into the existing
ground wiring. The mini-mystery here is all those damned
wires going to your switch. You're going to use a couple of
them, but from what you've said so far, I can't tell you which
ones. HTH, at least a little bit.
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