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Wires for fan speed came undone.

The part underneath the fan speed control came apart and the wires are just hanging. The part has numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the side. Which colors corresponds with each number? How and where is the part, with the wires, attached to the fan? Haven't noticed anything laying around. I've been unsuccessful in finding any documentation or manuals for this fan from this website. No matter what words I use in the " Search inside WeatherWorks DB888 Floor / Box Fan Knowledgebase " I get the same webpage showing the same answers. I used "fix" and it gave me the question and solution found on the previous webpage. I used " Popular searches: fix, problem, faq, bug, tech support" and typed in "bug" and 0 answers found. Thanks in advance. I would really appreciate any help. Yours truly, Robert B. Orris

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I got my craftmade ceiling fan about 10 years ago, the fan has now stopped working but the light works, I changed out the switch on the wall that was not the problem sometimes I will turn on the wall...

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about ac circuits , black wire is 120 volts, hot.
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If the switch has 4 black wires, you need to put different color electrical tape as a marker, on each wire. or ,to be cheap, you can use white paper,scissors to cut paper,and pencil and write 1,2,3,4 on the paper and tape to the 4 switch wires.

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I saved this text I found when I was researching this a while ago.
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Wiring a three speed fan switch
My daughter called me the other day and said Dad the ceiling fan in the kitchen is not working only the light works. I went over and removed the three screws that hold the light and pull chain for the fan down and found that the fan control switch had snapped open and all 4 wires had popped out. The snap clips on each side of the switch had broken off. I went down to Home Depot in the ceiling department and found the switch I was looking for. It said for a four wire ceiling fan. OK, know lets put it back together. First of all if you look at the new switch you should see four holds were the wires will be pushed into. The black wire in the fan is the hot or load wire, this wire is hot whenever the wall switch to the fan is turned on. Put this wire in the hole that is marked “L” this stands for load. Now with this switch in the off position the fan will not work until you pull the chain. The other three holes are marked #1, #2 and #3. On most fans #1 is usually high speed. # 2 medium and #3 low speed. What you now have to determine is what wires are high medium and low. The easiest way to do this is before you put any of the wires back into the new switch is to FIRST MAKE SURE NO POWER IS GOING TO THE FAN. Then simply take one of the colored wires at a time and twist it together with the black hot wire.
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