How to Repair a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch
What to do When a Pull Chain Switch Stops Working: How to Fix a Pull chain switch for light fixtures and ceiling fans.
Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch
Ceiling Fan Electrical Repair Question: My ceiling fan chain will not turn the light fixture back on after I pulled it to shut it off.
- The ceiling fan and pull chain work OK, but I can’t get the pull chain switch to work for the ceiling fan light.
- I have checked to make sure that the light switch is in the ON position. How can I fix this?
This home electrical repairs question came from: Anita in Rhode Island.
Thanks for your Electrical Repair Question Anita.
Repair a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch
What to do When a Pull Chain Switch Stops Working
Pull chain switches for light fixtures and ceiling fans can become a problem over time due to internal worn out parts, a broken pull chain and in some cases the pull chain switch contacts may just wear out and stop working. The first thing I would do in a situation like this is to consider replacing the pull chain light switch. If the pull chain is jammed or stuck and it will not move either way then get some Non-Conductive lubricant spray such as the CRC brand and spray a small amount into the opening where the pull chain leads into the switch, because sometimes the switch mechanism binds up, so the Non-Conductive spray lubricant may do the trick. After spraying gently work the pull chain to try to get it to function On and OFF. If this does not work then the pull chain switch should be replaced with the identical switch.
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