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I think the red is for..

Posted by Steve S. on June 20th, 2001 08:12 AM
In reply to Thanks Harold by Steve: on June 19th, 2001 10:27 PM [Go to top of thread]

A fan/light combo when you want to use a dimmer for the light. I installed two fans in my house. One room had the red wire, so I could attach a fan with a light kit, and use the dimmer for the light without the fan speed changing.

In the other room, I did not have a red wire. I tried to hook it up with a dimmer and the dimmer controlled everything including the fan speed. So.. when I dimmed the light, the fan speed went down no matter when setting I had the fan on by the pull chain. I changed this room back to a regular wall switch and live with it, rather than burning out the fan motor. -Steve

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