Ceiling fan 3 speed switch


  #1  
Old 05-28-13, 06:25 PM
A
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2013
Location: usa
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Ceiling fan 3 speed switch

I just replaced the 3 speed switch in my ceiling fan because the chain broke in the fast/high postition. The switch is working fine in fast/high, medium, and slow but it doesn't have an off position. I put the wires in the new switch back the same way they were in the old switch, why doesn't it have an off position now?
 
  #2  
Old 05-28-13, 06:41 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 68,866
Received 2,683 Votes on 2,435 Posts
Welcome to the forums.

You need a 3 speed 4 position switch. The 4th position is off. You got a 3 speed 3 position....no off.

Westinghouse Lighting 77021 Ceiling Fan Switch

 
  #3  
Old 05-29-13, 01:45 PM
Nick D.'s Avatar
Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 143
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Well, we have an unclear original post and an assumption.

What do you mean that it "does not have" an off position? Does one of the speeds repeat? It can be tricky replacing these switches because some motors are wound so that a 3-speed motor has only three wires - the two hot wires are powered at the same time for high speed.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: