How to Repair a Pull Chain Switch on a Ceiling Fan or Light Fixture

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How do I repair a problem with a ceiling fan pull chain switch? Problems with Wiring a Pull Chain Light Switch and How to Fix Them, How to Replace and Wire a Pull Chain Switch.

Pull Chain Switch on a Ceiling Fan

Electrical Question: How do I repair a problem with a ceiling fan pull chain switch?

This electrical question came from: Millie, from Bartlesville, OK.

Related Question:

Please help me figure this out I don’t want to have to pay someone to come fix this as I am sure the answer is fairly simple.
This electrical wiring question came from Jon, in Macon, Missouri.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electric wiring questions about ceiling fans Millie and Jon.

Electric Repairs for a Pull Chain Switch

Application: Wiring a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
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 you have.

IMPORTANT: If electrical current is detected or a electric shock is experienced then the ceiling fan may have a pinched wire that is sending power to the frame of the fan enclosure, or the pull chain switch may be faulty and require replacing. The circuit power should be turned off and the fault conditions should be repaired first before restoring the power to the ceiling fan or light fixture.

How to Repair a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch

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