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Speed Control Switch for an Attic Fan.

I recently purchased a Speed control switch from Parts direct. I entered the old model number and it directed me to the replacement switch for my fan. Since installation the switch gets very hot to the touch.

Is this a common occurance or should I be concerned. I wired per instructions. I am concerned that the fan

is drawing to much amperage causing a risk for fire, so I will not use as of now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Sam A
Thank you Donald for the update. I would suggest measuring to see in you have any voltage leaking to ground from that wire. Use you volt meter on the 120 volt scale between the green lead and a ground connection to see if you have any potential. If the motor does not get as warm without the ground wire connected then I would say the motor may have a winding that is bleeding some potential to ground.

Please let me know what you find out.

Sam A.
by Sam A
April 2nd, 2012
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