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3 speed fan switch

I have a ceiling fan with 3 speed switch. I heard a small phut sound and the fan just runs on 1 speed [full]. I replaced the switch, but no change. Did the thyristor pack blow up and needs replacement?

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Check your capacitor to see if it's going bad. Also I would put the old switch back in case you got the wrong one. Just because it looks the same on the outside doesn't mean it's the same on the inside.

Posted on Jul 29, 2013

  • ushetgeri Jul 30, 2013

    Thanks

  • ushetgeri Jul 30, 2013

    Opened the fan and sure enough the capacitor has melted

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This should do the trick. Good luck and make sure the power is off.

L - Orange, 1 - Black, 2 - Yellow, 3 - Purple

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SOURCE: Trying to replace 3 speed ceiling fan switch

Hello,

The black goes to the L connection the others are a guess. You can do this two ways. Connect the colored wires in any sequence and then see what switch sequence give you high and lowest, the other one will be medium. Once you determine that, mark the wires with a piece of masking tape as high, medium and low. Otherwise you connect them, turn power on and use a multimeter to see which color gives you the highest voltage and which gives you lowest. Since you aren't comfortable using live wires and a meter, go with the first option and use the process of elimination to find the wires giving you the speeds you need to find the highest and lowest. Next, you need to determine how your switch sequence works. First pull has to give you highest speed. so you may end up wiring them in reverse if your first attempt is backwards. There is a reason the first pull needs to be highest, it powers up the motor so you can then chose a lower setting. A low setting first will over tax your motor and wear it out eventually as it has to work harder at first.

Let me know if you need further clarification and perhaps this is all you need to get fixed.

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Worldvet
ps I checked on the Internet of a wiring diagram and I bet you did tok all to no avail.

Posted on May 27, 2008

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we have a hampton bay fan burning smell coming in didnot run

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SOURCE: Broken ceiling fan switch

NOT ALL SWITCHES ARE THE SAME!!!! Some are single layer and some are not!!. I think you can tell by the body color of the switch. Red and Black, Grey and Black, ETC. I figured this out after buying 3 of the wrong switches. Each one hooks up a little different. If it is an aloha brand fan like sold at WalMart it is a common issue. Just call there 800 number and they will send you a new one. You have to know the exact model number of have the bar code. Usually there is a bar code on top of the motor. Just take it down from the ceiling and look. I called them on Thursday and got a free switch and capacitor on Monday!! My fan is going great again. If you have the old switch check it or just call the fan's customer service!!
Just call 1-800-295-4448. Even the call is free.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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SOURCE: wiring pull chain 3 way switch for ceiling fan

I am in the middle of doing this now. 1 = Yellow; 2 = Blue; 3 = White; and L = Black.

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