Went on 1 week vac. all three fans were turned off. when I returned, one of the fans won't turn on? I have power........it just won't operate.......tried pulling chain........tried breaker switch........pushed the blades to help start.....but no luck. Does it take oil? Is there a lifetime warranty? Please help......thanx, Barry
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Re: won't turn on
Hi! You tried pulling the chain but nothing happened. Now check the connections with black,black, and blue make sure the two black wires are firmly together.
Try spinning the fan with a stick and then switch it on and check all the controls.
Does the fan have a light? Does the light work? If both
the fan and the light are not working, it is likely
a connection issue. Lower the fan canopy and/or housing,
and check to see that all the wires are connected firmly.
And, if still doesn't work then there would be a small cylindrical capacitor, check weather it is burnt or is there any kind of oil leaking through it. If so replace it with a similar rating Capacitor.
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by looking at the sw. it looks like u can only put it to a low dim and not off and the button at the bottom is all off including the fan if this is correct u should be able to change to a different kind of fan sw. combo or even a remote style that comes with a receiver ,also your fan should have three wires at the box a light wire "blue" a fan wire "black" and a neutral "white" oh and a ground "green" in order to switch these separate u need those 3 wires at the sw. also . but with a remote u only need the hot and neutral it hooks up in the box or canopy of the fan to the receiver all wires are marked for easy installation turn power off to be safe u can install a regular sw. to over ride the remote and turn power off at the fan .......its alot i know but hit me up if u need more help.
I think you have the power wire mixed up. Your power supply to the switch should be black. And in most cases goes the the L-1 labeled on the switch. If you have trouble finding the power just plug the wires in and use a simple light or voltage tester. Once you have the power wire just touch each wire 1 at a time and you can tell the speeds. Once you have the speeds hook them up to low being 1 med.2 high 3. Then your done
the white wires are returns they dont supply power .. you may have to take the fan back down in order to find the black or red wire that supplys AC power .. a red wire would come from a wall switch .. the black wire would usually be 120 VAC .. be careful .. you must first turn off power before working with that live wire .. the white wires are always paired with a black wire and a bare wire (safety ground) .. perhaps the black wire just got covered up when the fan was installed .. the black (or red) house wire should be connected to the black and blue wires of the fan .. the white wires should all be connected together .. the bare wire should be attached to the green wire or bolted to the fan housing ..
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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. Turn the power back on to the fan and knot the fans speed. Do this with all three wires one at a time until you can determine which wire is high speed. Note the color of the wire and mark it down on paper.(Example; blue wire high speed.) Do this with the other two wires to determine there speed. Once you have the speed of each wire you can reassemble the new switch.
Black wire (Load) goes in hole marked L. High speed wire goes in hole marked # 1. Medium speed goes in hole marked #2 and low speed goes in hole # 3. MAKE SURE THE POWER TO THE FAN IS TURNED OFF WHILE YOU ASSEMBLE THE NEW SWITCH.
For those of you that have all these wired hooked up right and still the fan won't work I would then look for an open neutral wire. It should be a white wire. Check to see if all the wires are securly attached.
Good luck. One more word of advice. If you're not sure on what you are doing when it comes to electrical wiring then please do not attempt to do this or any other electrial work yourself. Call a licensed electrian. Any mistakes on your part could void your home owners insurance in case of a fire.