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2-wire pull chain switch wiring in a ceiling fan light kit

1 blk, 1 wht wire coming down thru fan to 4-light kit - replacing 2-wire pull chain switch, but (dummy me) removed old b-4 noting how wires were connected - 2-blk wires off switch: if 1 goes to blk (hot) from fan, where do I put the remaining switch wire?

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  • ndcsbc Jan 22, 2009

    problem is that when i put 1 switch wire to the (hot) blk fan wire & the other switch wire to the neutral (wht), i think it shorted out the light kit - only 2 wires (blk & wht) coming down to light kit & therefore avail. for the switch - guess now i have to replace the light kit fitter?

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If you removed a switch there should be two wires. Connect one of the wires to each of the switch wires or screws. good luck

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Old fan switch has 4 wires, new one has 3. A Ceiling fan light switch is for the fan, not the light, correct?


You have 2 questions:
1) Pull-chain Switch question:
You need a fan switch with 4 wires.
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Your pull-chain switch has one wire that connects to Hot from wall switch. And then one wire for each of the 3 speeds.
Best way to start is to test the old switch with continuity tester.

Compare results with following image of 3-wire switch for general reference:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Fan-motor-1-500.jpg

2) Ceiling fan pull chain switch is for the fan only.

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INSTALLED NEW LIGHT SWITCH IN CEILING FAN LIGHT PULL CHAIN TYPE AND THE LIGHTS WILL NOT TURN OFF WITH THE PULL CHAIN? THERE ARE 4 WHT WIRES AND 4 BLK WIRES IN LIGHT KIT WERE DO THE 2 WIRES FROM THE NEW...


twist the 4 black wires from the lights together and use a wirenut to either connect them to one side of the switch or to a pigtail that will go into one side of the switch. The other side of the switch will be wired to the hot wire coming from the fan meant for the light kit. All of the whit wires get twisted together and connected to the neutral light wire coming from the fan. If you've already connected it that way and it doesn't work, the switch may be defective.

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House wireing red,white,black. how do i hook up a cealingfan with light kit pull chain on.


For starters, look at the wall switch. Are there two switches? If so, connect the black wire from the ceiling box to the black wire from the fan. Connect the red wire from the ceiling box to the blue wire from the fan. Connect white to white. At the fan, usually the black wire goes to the fan and the blue wire goes the the light.

If there is only one wall switch, you may or may not want to install a double switch so the fan and light can be controlled separately. If there is only one wall switch, most people just connect the wire connected to that switch (usually the black) to both the black and blue from the fan, not using the red at all. In that scenario both the light and the fan are switch at the fan as needed after the wall switch is operated.

Installing the extra red wire is not usual practice, someone actually was planning for future use and convenience.

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Replacing a pull chain 3-way ceiling fan light switch


OK .. the thick black and white are the power for the fan , are there also white wires on the lamp sockets ..??
The thick black wire should connect to the black wire on the switch.
The small black wires connect to the red and blue wire on the switch .. two small black wires each .. that should give you a position for 2 lights , and 4 lights, on the step switch .. but there should be white wires from the lamp sockets connected to the thick white from the fan .

please respond .

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Fix new pull switch to turn on light on ceiling fan


either one all it does is complete the circuit. only one wire is broken to open the circuit when you cut it on and off you just open and close the circuit with one wire.

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Pull chain


this is the type of switch that attaches to one wire only do you understand?if connects to live wire to break the conection.

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Replace a pull chain in as ceiling light .i have 2 black wires one goes to the black wire with a lock nut where does the other one go


One black switch wire connects to the hot wire for the lights which is probably blue in color.

The other black switch wire connects to the black wire(s) going to the light bulb sockets.

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Ceiling fan pull chain switch replacement


OK, this is easy, it just seems hard. First off, take all the white wires from the light fixture's clusters, and hook them to the white feed wire. Now take the black side of the cluster of wires, and attach them to one side of the switch. It does not matter which side. The other side, goes to the feed wire that is black or what ever feeds the light. The switch only acts as a valve for one side of the loop. I could explain why some switches have a black and white, but I will leave that alone, so I do not confuse the issue.
Good luck!

Jan 22, 2009 | Solar 2-wire Pull Chain Light Switch For...

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Trying 2 wire a ceiling light


ONE IS NOT REALLY BLACK, YOU NEED TO TEST THE VOLTAGE WITH A VOLTAGE TESTER. tHE TESTER HAS TWO SHICKS PUT ONE ON THE GROUND(GREEN AND YELLOW) AND THE OTHER TO ONE OF THE BLACKS THE ACTUAL HOT WILL SET OFF TESTER. THAT IS YOUR BLACK THE OTHER IS THE WHITE

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