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Medium setting no longer functions

I use this fan alot and recently the fan has stopped working on the medium setting. If I have it on medium and enable the breeze mode it works ok but it wont function on the medium setting directly. All other speeds work just fine and I have tried to operate it from both the remote and on the fan base.

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Re: Medium setting no longer functions

Check the connections on the switch or test the switch with a multimeter.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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Sounds like the variable speed switch may be worn out.
You should be able to purchase replacement switch at the local home depot- type store in the electrical supplies.
Trying to get an exact match to replace may be a bit difficult, but a similar 3 speed switch should work just fine.

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Fan works on high and low ok but in medium it runs at low speed.

Sounds like the speed control switch has been replaced recently, or one of the capacitors in the black brick in the switch housing has failed. Most modern fans use a double capacitor for medium and low. High is wired straight across the run capactor (which is usually 2 wire by itself, or all three capacitors may be in one big black brick)

The symptoms you describe suggest that the speed capacitor has failed. Typically they are 5+5MFD, or two in one case On Medium both 5MFD capacitors are activated, but on low only one is activated. The capacitors serve as a "choke" that limits the amount of current getting to the motor (not voltage, but amperage)

Find out the manufacturer of the fan and if it is Hunter, their number is 1-901-745-9222. Tell them the model# of your fan and they shall get you hooked up with a new cap.

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It sounds like fan motor is okay. There are two motor windings -- one low speed, one medium speed. Low winding gives you low speed, medium winding gives you medium speed, both windings give you high speed -- so I would say if you get high speed, both windings are good.

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Sounds like you'll need to replace the remote system -- these come in sets, both transmitter and receiver, and cost about $30. If you're not experienced with wiring fans, you should get an electrician to do the job.

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the barector resistance would have worn out or would have broken in the rheostat so change that resistance then you would see ur fan working in low medium and high speeds

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