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Lets see. I have an existing ceiling fan with light. I also have 3 sets of wires in the wall outlet. Two are grey,black and copper. The other red, black, grey and copper. The red controls the light.

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Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 4 months ago
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 4 months ago

You told me what you have but not what the question is.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
sorry....the current installation isn't correct. Turning on/off the switch turns on and off both the light and fan. I would like the fan to be controlled by the fan pull cord on the fan and only the light turned on/off by the wall switch
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 4 months ago

In the canopy you'll find that there are 3 wires from the fan. The black wire is for the fan. Remove its connection to the red house wire and connect it to a connection of the blacks in the box

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
the current installation has the red wire not connected, 2 blacks in the top part of the switch and 1 black in the bottom. That configuration doesn't work. If I connect the black from the fan and connect it to the black to the wall, won't the wall switch controll both the light and fan?
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 4 months ago

You said that the red controlled the light in your description. I gave connection in the ceiling box not the switch box based on your statement.

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