How to replace or repair center fan speed pull chain
My fan has three chains. The center one works the fan on, off, and three speeds. The chain broke. I took the bottom bushing and the globe off. I took the knurled brass screw caps off. I could not figure how to get further into the works to see where the chain broke or how to reattach it. All help will be appreciated. Thank you, Shadrack 43
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If it has chain controls, one changes the direction, Clockwise, Counter clockwise. The other one alters the speed in 4 pulls, from OFF, SLOW SPEED, MEDIUM SPEED, FAST SPEED, and back to OFF. If there are three chains, the third turns the light on an off.
The light is only a battery indicator light. Check the capacitor in the switchcup. Small, usually black box with wires going to pull chain switch. Also, the fan has to be set on high at the pull chain for the remote to work correctly.
mcdevito75 here, Generally, The Fan switch itself is a pull chain type switch on the fan motor itself, this is a fan speed switch, NOW! also generally the reverse fan swtich is another shorter pull chain switch just about an inch away from the Fan Speed switch or the longer pull chain switch on the fan motor. This reverse switch can also be a toggle type or slide type switch but will be close to the fan speed switch on the fan motor itself.
in order for the remote control to work properly the fan has to be on its highest speed using the pull chain ... after setting the pull chain in the proper position you can tie up the chain or remove it to prevent others from changing the setting .. the remote will control the speed from then on ..
Is there a light switch control or just straight power to the fan? They do sell "Fan" controll switches just like a regular dimmer, but for a fan. If there is just straight power u would still be able to install a remote that could lessen the speed. Even if it is just pull chains. the remote would have three speeds and if u kept the pull chain on low, maybe the low remote speed could work.
1. Set the remote to run the fan on high.
2. Pull the fan speed chain until the fan reaches high speed.
3. All speeds should work normally now.
The remote is modulating the maximum speed as set by the pull chain.