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Switch for High Velociity Fan

I need a three speed switch for my fan Model # FE4-50AdO. Serial # 01730.

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Ron Massow
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SOURCE: Window Fan switch bad

Try the following links for the switch you need:

http://www.dnagroup.com/cgi-bin/view_services.cgi?request=detail&prod_num=DYE&aisle_id=3

http://www.nelsonappliance.com/Lakewood+Fan+Switch+for+HV18WR+%28Window+Fan%29.html

I have the same problem. I have a new switch but I need the wiring diagram to know which wire goes to which connection on the switch. If you have the diagram please contact me via email. qwazy@centurytel.net

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Replace three-speed box fan switch

I have the same problem.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Hampton Bay Windward II Purchased 2002

Most fans have a small rectangular multi-tap capacitor connected to the speed control in the fan. It is likely that this has gone partially bad. The capacitance values are printed on it. Lighting stores and big box hardware stores generally carry replacements.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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SOURCE: I can't find a replacement fan 3 speed switch for

Hi azwaverid!

I just had a similar problem with my ceiling fan, not sure if I have the same model as you (the fan was in the house when I bought it). I do have the exact same pull chain switch (K.T.E 2035080).

I went to a big home improvement store and the salesman gave me some 3-way switch and guaranteed it would work. The switch had only 3 wires, not 4 like the original. Can you guess what happened next? That's right, their part didn't work.

Being an engineer, I could not admit defeat. I consulted with other engineers I work with, and they pointed me to a "mom & pop" electronics store close to my house. I went to Centennial Electronics in Colorado Springs, CO. The sales staff didn't have experience with this problem, but at least helped me and offered suggestions.

I ended up buying a Philmore Pull Chain Switch for $2.51 after tax. This worked perfect! Just be sure to place the wires in the right slots. On my fan, the following positions and wire colors were: L - Orange, 1 - Yellow, 2 - Purple, and 3 - Blue (I just matched them up the same as the K.T.E. switch colors & positions).

Hope this helps!
Bob

P.s. The exact part I used was:
Philmore No. 30-9152 (UPC code: 0 38975 39152 6). The box says (everywhere you see a semi-colon is a line break): Philmore PULL CHAIN SWITCH; L-1-2-3, L-2-3, L-1-3, L-1-2, PUSH-IN TERMINAL; 6A-125V AC, 3A-250V AC; Made in Taiwan No. 30-9152; LKG Industries - Rockford, IL

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

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