fix Chain for light on ceiling fan


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Old 05-16-24, 09:48 AM
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fix Chain for light on ceiling fan

The chain for the light came out of the "socket". Not sure how to fix. Seems like it disconnected inside the fan motor/unit - its not just a situation where we need to fix the chain itself. Is this easy to fix or do we have to get a new fan.

 

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05-16-24, 10:08 AM
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Open up the fan to access the switch. If there is chain still protruding from the switch you can attach more chain to it. If there is no chain protruding from the switch then replace the switch. What type of switch you need depends on whether that is a simple on/off for the light or if it controls the multiple motor/fan speeds.
 
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Open up the fan to access the switch. If there is chain still protruding from the switch you can attach more chain to it. If there is no chain protruding from the switch then replace the switch. What type of switch you need depends on whether that is a simple on/off for the light or if it controls the multiple motor/fan speeds.
 
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Old 05-16-24, 02:20 PM
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Typically the chain comes out of the switch requiring switch replacement.
Just so you are aware.... there are several different replacement switches.
They ARE NOT interchangeable.

You need to identify exactly what switch you need.
The light switch is a basic pull chain switch while the fan is not.
 
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Old 05-17-24, 06:46 AM
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Any instructions for "opening up the fan to access the switch"?
 
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Old 05-17-24, 08:17 AM
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A more wide angle shot of the fixture would help, but generally only requires removing 2 or three small phillips head screws on the perimeter of the seam just below where the switch is. Can be a multi-hand job depending on how everything is configured.

If that's a single bulb fixture, like a globe, right in the center, then removed the globe and you would see the switch. Like this:

https://external-content.duckduckgo....473&ipo=images

Multi-light fixtures could be different.
 
 

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