Replacing pull chain switch on ceiling fan light


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Old 11-18-14, 10:11 AM
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Replacing pull chain switch on ceiling fan light

I replaced a ceiling fan pull chain switch but there is no "work box" area to make a junction.

Is this an acceptable install? I was concerned about fan vibration causing the wire nuts to loosen over time. If so, is there anything I can do to minimize the vibration concern? If not, how should it be done?

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Old 11-18-14, 07:01 PM
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Is that they same way the original switch was connected?
 
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Old 11-18-14, 08:06 PM
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No. Previously, the connections from the bulb fixture to the pull chain switch were single continuous wires. I had to cut the connection the replace the switch, however.
 
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Old 11-18-14, 08:30 PM
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It looks like you should have opened the bulb holder and connected your switch in there.
 
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Thanks. I'm not sure if it is made to be opened and closed but I will give that a shot tomorrow and report back. I also found on the Hunter Fans support site that they mention a light kit part so I may just be able to buy a new bulb holder + switch assembly from them.
 
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Old 11-19-14, 07:30 AM
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It looks like you should have opened the bulb holder and connected your switch in there.
Or replace the entire bulb holder/switch assembly. Some further disassembly of the fan may be required.
 
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I removed the cap from the fan and found the hot and neutral wires coming from inside were connected with plugin connectors.. disconnected that and unscrewed the bulb housing.

The hot wire just passes through the bulb housing and down to the switch. There's no room to make a junction inside.

It seems the easiest thing would be just to replace the entire bulb holder + pull switch. I found the exact part online on the Chinese manufacturers website but have no idea how to order it..

http://www.zingear.com/upfile/2013/0...205910_472.pdf
 
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Old 11-19-14, 10:23 AM
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Try a lighting store or a ceiling fan store.
 
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Old 11-20-14, 12:35 PM
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I found that the big box stores carry lighting kits to add to fan-only units. It came with a dome I don't need and wasn't exactly cost efficient but I now have a lampholder that takes a standard CFL bulb and can mark this off my todo list.

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