So I have 2 wood stoves that I watch vigilantly for fire danger and I turn on my ceiling fan and smoke started coming out of the fan switch on the wall. I took the control out and it had started to melt inside. A few days ago the ceiling fan started to make a little more "motor" type sound when it was running. Do you think this is a switch problem or a fan problem? Switch looked like a real cheap one. Fan is an 8 year old home depot special, installed by the previous owner. Unfortunately he was an electrical engineer...he built computer chips...and had no business wiring his own house! Some of the stuff that we have come across is down right scary. Anyway what is your best guess? Switches are cheaper than fans...start there?