Replacing a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
How to Replace and Wire a Pull Chain Switch for a Ceiling Fan: The ceiling fan has 3 speeds, so this is a 3-speed ceiling fan switch.
Replacing a Pull Chain Switch for a Ceiling Fan
- I connected the electrical wiring as follows:
- the black wire on the L (Line)
- connected the gray wire on #1,
- connected brown wire on #2
- connected purple wire on #3
I even changed wires around on the switch but it still won’t change speeds properly. What is causing this to happen?
Thank you for your time in this matter.
This electrical question came from: Roger, a Handyman from Houston, Texas.
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Dave the Electrician’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Roger.
Electrical Wiring for a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch
- Before replacing the existing ceiling fan pull chain switch with the new one you must always examine the wiring configuration for all of the wires, and compare this to the new pull chain switch that has been purchased.
- Marking the wires or drawing a wiring diagram is very helpful as well.
- If the wiring configuration is unknown, then searching for the make and model number on the internet for the wiring diagram will be required in order to rewire the new switch.
- Essentially, the line will need to be identified, then the three speeds for the motor.
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