Ceiling Fan wired up incorrectly, going to fix it up.
I took a peek behind the switch and its a 14/2 wire not 14/3 as I was hoping. and its a dimmer switch meant for light fixtures so Im guessing its not recommended for controlling a fan.
What do u suggest is the most appropriate way to fix this?
I'm thinking this:
Hire a licensed Electrician and replace the 14/2 wire with 14/3
Double check to make sure the ceiling box is rated for a ceiling fan and replace it if its not
replace the single gang box on the wall with a 2 gang box and install the light switch/dimmer on the right, and the fan switch (or fan speed control) on the left of the dual gang box. my wife prefers the light switch on the right side.
My hope is that i can control the light with the light switch/dimmer and it will not affect the fan speed and make that loud humming sound.
Sounds good or any other suggestions?