How to Replace a Ceiling Fan Motor Speed Switch


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

The Process for Replacing a 3-Speed Switch for an Older Ceiling Fan: The pull chain 3-speed switch for most ceiling fans may be purchased and replaced fairly easily.


Replacing a Ceiling Fan 3-Speed Pull Chain Switch

Electrical Question: My ceiling fan 3 speeds are not working.

This electrical wiring question came from: Stan, from Bonita, Florida.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Stan.

Ceiling Fan 3-Speed Switch

Preparations
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Materials: Make sure the replacement pull chain switch has the same as the original switch, and is fully compatible with the ceiling fan that you have.

The Process for Replacing a 3-Speed Switch for an Older Ceiling Fan

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