Connect pedestal fan to smart switch


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Old 07-08-18, 08:27 AM
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Connect pedestal fan to smart switch

I have an electric pedestal fan. Bahamas Breeze model number FS45-3ER. It has push buttons for low medium and high. When turned on a red indicator light illuminates. I want to connect the fan to a smart switch but the problem is that when the fan is unplugged and then plugged back in it is in the off position. So, the smart plug wont work. Is there a way to modify the fan to always stay on when its unplugged? Thanks.
 
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Old 07-08-18, 12:28 PM
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Probably but that begets the question.... why ?
Why would you need a pedestal fan on a smart switch ?
 
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Old 07-08-18, 05:42 PM
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For the same reason some fans now come with a remote control.
 
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Old 07-08-18, 06:07 PM
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Ok. So if you want to do this. You will need to completely bypass the electronic control module. The only way I can help you is if you open the covers and post a picture of the front and back of the control board.

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I took it all apart and looked at the circuit board, scratched my head and put it all back together. I realized if I push and hold the on button the fan will work when plugged in and un plugged. I simply placed a wedge in between the on button and the fan housing so the on button is always depressed. Now Alexa turns the fan on for me. Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 07-08-18, 08:05 PM
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You're welcome. If you change your mind just stop back.
 
 

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