Electrician Training Electrical Certification
wiring recessed light fixtures Electrical Wiring Electrical Troubleshooting and Electric Repairs wire outdoor light fixture Home Electrical Wiring Diagrams
wiring home generator and transfer switch wiring a 220 volt range cord outlet Wiring for GFCI Outlets Wiring Outlets and a Switched Outlet Wiring and Installing Ceiling Fans and Remote Controls wire dimmer switch wiring diagrams for switches wiring a dryer cord and 220 outlet circuit breaker panel
Electrical Wire and Cable
Home Wiring Book 3 Way Switch Dimmer Switches Wiring Outlets GFCI Outlet


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

Wiring Ceiling Fans
ceiling-fan-installation

 



Learn How to Wire it Right with my
Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring
Perfect for Homeowners, Students,
Handyman, Handywomen, and Electricians
Includes:
Wiring GFCI Outlets
Wiring Home Electrical Circuits
120 Volt and 240 Volt Outlet Circuits
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Electric Range
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Cord and Dryer Outlet
How to Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Wiring
Wiring Methods for Upgrading Electrical Wiring
Electrical Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
....and much more.

» Click here to learn more about Home Electrical Wiring «
  repair electrical wiring  


MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC: Ceiling Fans, Electrical Repair







Click the banner to Ask an Electrical Question:
electrical question