ceiling fan pull switch


Old 06-17-00, 03:52 PM
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I'm trying to replace the pull chain in a ceiling fan but need a wiring diagram. Can anyone help me?
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Old 06-18-00, 03:23 PM
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I hope you have the old switch handy. That is your wiring diagram. You new switch will have a C for common, which is the hot. Then #1 and 2 for a three speed switch. Just match the old numbers with the numbers on the new.
In case you don't have the old, you need to separate all wires, then turn on the power, and test to see which is hot. Find the common slot and connect. The rest would be trial by error. The worst that will happen is the speeds might not be in order but you have a 50/50 chance. If not right the first time, switch them.
Old 06-19-00, 01:50 PM
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There are generally two different ceiling fan
types out there, ones which the speed is adjusted by putting differen capacitor sections in series with one winding, with
the reverse winding directly powered, and
the other with a tapped motor winding, and
the capacitor in series with the reverse winding. Keep that in mind while reading the following.

The speed switch connects as follows

1 to Line
2 and 3 to speed wires (either to a 3 wire capacitor, or to a tapped winding)
L to reverse switch (either directly, or through 2 wire capacitor).

The reversing switch connects as follows:
L to the L terminal on speed switch (either directly, or through 2 wire capacitor)
The terminal on the opposite corner of the L
terminal connects to Neutral.
The other two terminals connect to the reversing winding.
Old 06-19-00, 04:19 PM
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hello doyle,
looks as though all aspects have been covered, just follow the advice given and u will be fine.

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