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Wiring Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switches

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

The Pull Chain Switch on my Ceiling Fan Does Not Work, How Can I Fix It? Installing a Pull Chain Switch, Troubleshooting a Problem with a Pull Chain Switch.

Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch

Electrical Question: The Pull Chain Switch on my Ceiling Fan Does Not Work, How Can I Fix It?

Thank you.

This electrical wiring question came from: Lawrence, a Homeowner from Boca Raton, Florida.

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

How to Replace a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch

Application: 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.

Wiring a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch

Before Replacing a Pull Chain Switch

Installing a Pull Chain Switch

Troubleshooting a Problem with a Pull Chain Switch

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