B > I took down a ceiling fan and put up a new chandelier, but I can't turn off
B > the the thing using the switch ... and my finger prints are slowly fading
B > because I burn them every time I "turn off" the fan :) It is a dial switch
B > and I'm wondering if I need to change it, or re-wire the chandelier.
First I'll say I did not go to the cited web page but will give some
general troubleshooting suggestions.
Is the chandelier's wiring connected the same way as the fan was? The
fan must have worked correctly before the swap as you did not mention
The "dial switch" -- is it a straight on-off type of switch or is it
variable? If variable possibly the incandescent lights of the
chandelier are the wrong type of load (original load was a motor), or
the first time you turned the switch on it shorted, effectively making
it a short circuit (therefore always on). I would try swapping out
the dial switch with a regular wall switch. You don't have to be
neat: you can let the test switch hang out of the box just as long as
the wires don't touch anything or you touch the wires.
B > I have circled an additional wire cap in the back because it's hard to see.
Was this wire used with the original fan?
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