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I have a ceiling fan/light combination which was being

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I have a ceiling fan/light combination which was being controlled by a Leviton fan/light switch on the wall. It needs replacing. I pulled the old one out and saw its black wire connected to ONE of the black wires in the wall. Its red wire to the red wire
in the wall and its yellow wire to the OTHER black wire in the wall. I connected my new Hunter 27182 black to black, red to red and blue from the switch to black in the wall. All worked except backwards, that is the fan switch controlled the light and vice
versa. Should I switch the red and blue wires?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

Welcome. My name is ***** ***** would be glad to assist.

Yes, swap those wires.

There is no way to know which wire they connected the fan to, except by checking the ceiling wiring

But based on what you have experienced, Swapping them should get you squared away.

Power connects to the one black on the switch, that will be the black wire in a different cable than the other black with red.

The cable with the black and red is the one to the ceiling.

Let me know any other difficulties,


Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

Diagram is below in case