Entertainment center fans and lights switch

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Entertainment center fans and lights switch

I own a Southfield 4 pc Entertainment center.
It has the two end units with the fans and lights.
The end units are about 7 feet apart.

The fans and lights (3 level low, med, high) for both end units are controlled from the left end unit by touching the upper hinge on the left end unit.

There is a small wire going from the hinge up to a small control box that controls the fans and lights.

The other day, the light on the right end unit was not working.

I checked to see if it needed tightening and it popped. I unplugged the control box for the light/fans and replaced the bulb.

I plugged it back in and the lights work but the fan and light stay on at the high level.

Touching the upper hinge on the left end unit no longer works.

Is it possible that something on the control box with the wire leading to the hinge shorted?

How would I replace the control box?

Is there a part number or vendor I can contact or find other information abouth the light/fan touch control?

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Old 12-21-11, 07:14 AM
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You probably need a new "touch switch". Google will give you many hits if you don't have a local lighting store. If you have a lighting store take it to them for a replacement.
 
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ok,


Switch control has 4 wires: RED, YELLOW, BLACK, WHITE. The RED wire has two wires connected to it while the YELLOW, BLACK, and WHITE have one wire connected

From the hinge, the touch wire is connected. The touch wire runs to a white connector (picture switch1) then connected to the YELLOW wire off the switch with a connector.

The light has two wires coming off of it. The bottom wire splits off and the runs to the RED off the switch wire and to the WHITE wire off the switch. Both that are connected with a connectors. The top wire off of the light runs over to the other end unit light.

The RED wire connector also has a black wire connected the runs to a pwr supply and then to the BLACK wire off the switch that is connected with a connector.

The FAN has a thin black wire that runs to another type of connector and then to pwr. I do not see how the fan is controlled by the switch. When it was working the light and fan would have a low, med, and high setting based on touching the hinge.

I have some pictures, but do not see how to attach.
 
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when i click the image button, it is asking for Add an Image from a URL
Allowed Filetypes: jpg, jpeg, png, gif


It does not allow you to insert a jpeg image..
 
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try this link for the photos

switch pictures by sjniii - Photobucket
 
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Old 12-22-11, 02:31 PM
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I was hoping for something orderly in the wiring. How many wires come out of each fan. Can you identify each of the components in picture #3. Is the round one the fan? Is the two rectangles the lights?

 
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sorry for the late reply, I was out of town visiting relatives,

i updated the picture at the photo site (photobucket) that identifies the fan and light.

there are two thin wires coming out of the fan (they look like one) that goes to a conenctor (see new photo)
 
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I agree with Ray, either the touch switch or the logic part has gone south. The logic part acts like a relay and turns the fans/lights on/adjusts and off. In relation to the hinge switch, have you located the logic relay?
 
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I am thinking the relay is in the control box as seen in the last pictures I uploaded to photobucket.

any ideas where I can get a replacement that works the same?
 
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any ideas where I can get a replacement that works the same
If you know who manufactured the cabinet that might be your best bet
 
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