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We have two seperate light switches. One is a dimmer. The fan is currently working off of the dimmer switch. Is this because the red wire should have been hooked up with the power source (Black wire) during installation. the other switch is simply not working and when you turn the dimmer switch on it turns the fan and light on together. Is this a fire problem also? Thanks for your input.

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The dimmer normally controls a light which is 100 watts or so. The dimmer is rated for only so much load.It is only a fire hazard if the dimmer is overloaded by a fan and light that draws alot of current. Some fans have a light and 2 pull chains,one for fan speed and another for the light itself.There is usually only one power source for the fan.If it is a split design,then the light can be run off the dimmer,and the fan off of the switch. If you want to vary the fan speed with the dimmer ,make sure it is rated for at least the load rating.

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