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Giopimentel
2 switches on same circuit

I'm using the power coming from a nearby outlet. In the 2 gang box I have and original 3 way switch powering a light and a new regular switch to power a new fan. Im just not sure where to go from here. I have the hot from the outlet getting pigtailed to 2 wires to each switch. The hots to the light and fan are also on the switch. The neutral whites from outlet, light and fan are all spliced together, as well as grounds. The 3 way works fine, but the fan when turned on by the switch turns the light on ans sometimes a little dim. What am I doing wrong? any help with a diagram?

canuk
Re: 2 switches on same circuit

Is the 3 way switch supposed to control the light on the fan and the single switch controlling the fan ?

Giopimentel
Re: 2 switches on same circuit

The 3 way is for a light in a hallway, separate from the fan. The fan has no light on it.

Re: 2 switches on same circuit

edit to completely change my entire post because I misread the OP's post.

Dimming is usually the result of a loose nuetral. I would start there.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: 2 switches on same circuit

If you don't have 3 wires on the 3way switch, I would guess you have a white traveler wire connected to neutral .
Jack

NEC
Re: 2 switches on same circuit
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

If you don't have 3 wires on the 3way switch, I would guess you have a white traveler wire connected to neutral .
Jack

I nagree. then attach to the putty colored wire.

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