How to Replace a Ceiling Fan and Light Control Switch

This is how to replace a 3 wire wall switch. Independent control for light and fan

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How to Replace a Ceiling Fan and Light Control Switch
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The slider for the light, broke on my switch

The slider for the light, broke on my switch

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A quick trip to Home Depot and I picked up a replacement. It's important to note, this is not a dual dimmer switch, this is made for independent fan and light control

A quick trip to Home Depot and I picked up a replacement. It's important to note, this is not a dual dimmer switch, this is made for independent fan and light control

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Ended up getting this one, ran about $24

Ended up getting this one, ran about $24

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Killed the power, from the breaker, in the room I was replacing the switch in

Killed the power, from the breaker, in the room I was replacing the switch in

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Removed the wall plate

Removed the wall plate

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Then the switch and gently coaxed the wires out and straightened them up

Then the switch and gently coaxed the wires out and straightened them up

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I replaced one wire at a time, as they are the same colors.  Tightened them back together

I replaced one wire at a time, as they are the same colors. Tightened them back together

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All wired up, ready for a test before I put it all back together

All wired up, ready for a test before I put it all back together

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Turned the power on and everything worked fine. Put it all back together.

Turned the power on and everything worked fine. Put it all back together.

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