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Pull switch replacement hunter fan

Hi, i am trying to replace the pull chain light switch on a hunter ceiling fan. it is a new 3 wire switch. i just don't know which wire goes where :)
it is an aftermarket switch. the wire colors are Black, Red, Blue.
i am positive the old switch was 3 wire also.

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Hi, try this.
The pull chain has four wires, L, 1, 2, 3. Connect '3' to the main black (hot) wire entering the fan. Connect 'L' to the red wire on the reverse switch. connect '1' to the lowest uF, eg ( 1.5 uF ). Connect '2' to the next uF, eg ( 3uF ). The other end of the capacitor has to be connected to the neutral wire, ( black with pink or white). If you have a VOM tester, check that pull switch is working properly, eg when the switch is on the Hi speed position, you should get a continuety reading on all the ends of the switch,

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Ceiling fan light works with wall switch, but comes on dim when I pull the chain for the fan

is the fan working correctly, if it is not it could be a bad armature or field

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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copper to green , white to white , seperate the black and the black with th white tracer you wired together connect the black to the black and the black with white tracer to the red in ceiling , without looking this is my best advise ,good lk

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

miguel1017
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Hi
The pull switch has 4 wires, L, 1, 2, 3.
Connect ' L' to the reverse switch red wire or the wire that is free.
Connect ' 3 ' to the main black ( hot ) wire entering the fan.
Connect ' 1 ' to the capacitor's lowest uF eg. ( 1.5 uF )
Connect ' 2 ' to the capacitor's next uF eg. ( 3 uF )
the Capaciotr also has to be connected to the neutral wire entering the fan, usually black attached to another color wire. If you have a VOM tester, veryfy that it is a neutral wire.
Regards
H. Montero

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Need a wiring diagram for a HamptonBay ceiling fan pull switch

Black is hot-white is neutral-blue is your light kit and goes with the black- yellow? should be a green for ground.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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