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Dimmer controls the fan / noisy


I installed the fan and a dimmer switch. It's noisy when the fan is on, but decreases as the light is dimmed. The problem is it also decreases the fan speed. Before I take it down, I thought I'd ask the expert. Ideas?


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Sounds like a wireing problem, You wired the light dimmer into the fan control. thats why the fan slows down when you dim the lights.

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