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Replace Harbor Breeze fan switch

Took apart fan and found out wires were off. There was a brown, purple,gray& black. on switch there is a L,1,2,3 which wire goes where?

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  • Robert Roth May 16, 2009

    I have a Harbor Breeze fan need to replace fan switch where do the purple, brown, and gray wire go. Two of the wires were off. on new switch trere is a l,1,2,3,which wire goes where.

  • Robert Roth May 16, 2009

    I have a Harbor Breeze fan i want to replace the fan switch. On the switch there are the the figures L,1,2,3. On fan there is a purple, gray, brown and black wire which wire goes to where.

  • Robert Roth May 16, 2009

    Yes it was helpful it gave a place to start and complete the job

  • Tim Harper
    Tim Harper Apr 23, 2017

    Thank you for the post, I was finally able to determine why my fan does not work on medium after replacing the broken switch with a new one. So it runs on high and low now until I replace the black transformer(?) box.

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There is a common wire, usually the black one. You can easily test this by using the continuity setting on a multi meter. The common wire will create a connected circuit to each of the other three wires (if the black wire doesn't work, it is possible one of the other wires is the common--you may have to try more than one).

Once you identify the common wire, this goes in the L hole on the switch. Before attaching the wire to the switch, however, you can now determine which of the remaining wires runs the low, medium, and high speeds of the fan. With the power on, simply touch the black wire to each of the other wires (ONE AT A TIME) to see which is low, medium and high. When you have determined this, attach high to hole 1, medium to hole 2, and low to hole 3.

Good luck, and of course, always be careful when working with live wires.

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You are going to have to trace the wiring inside the fan to make sure where what goes......

Usually.......

The White is neutral and goes to the white of the electrical box the fan is connected to. Black goes to the black in the same box. Green goes to the Ground.

The white goes all the way thru the fan and is connected internally to the motor and light kit neutral.

Black should go to the fan pull chain switch, the switch will have 3 outputs to the 3 speed fan motor.

The other color usually is for the fan light. It appears at the input on top in case you want the light on the fan to be controlled by a wall switch. Trace it by taking the light kit off, or if there is no light there is a round plate on the bottom of the fan. in some cases there is a light pull chain, in that case the blue will go to that switch, then to the light.

Here is one diagram I found.

http://www.do-it-yourself-help.com/wirin...

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Please let me know about it.

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