I agree with those who say it may be a look alike switch, but not the
same switch. If the breaker has tripped, then the switch may still be OK.
If the breaker has not tripped, which I believe it has) then get a new
switch. Make sure you have a switch compatible with your specific make and
model fan. Then follow the installation instructions on the switch, not the
colors from the old switch.
When you go in to do this, I would not be too surprised if one
connection was not properly made and you will find evidence of the short.
If all this does not make total sense, I suggest calling in a
professional who will be able to make quick work of the job.
Joseph E. Meehan
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