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Need a wiring diagram for a HamptonBay ceiling fan pull switch

I have a HamptonBay Carosel 2 Ceiling fan/light that the pull chain switch disintegrated on. It has a Black (power) Blue, Yellow, and White wire - I bought a Westinghouse replacement switch but I need to know which wire goes into which socket.

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

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  • emilyalicema May 30, 2011

    My Hunter Douglas fan pull chain came out. I put it back together, but it worked only briefly, then as soon as I closed up the wiring assembly, it stops working again. I have a black, white, blue, and yellow wires. The chamber thing that contains the pull chain mechanics (which I finally had to basically wrap once assembled in electrical tape to stay assembled), reads the following at each wire opening: F, 1, 2, 3. Can you tell me which colored wire goes where? Thank you kindly!!!

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If there are other wires in the box that previously were not connected to the old light fixture, using a meter or tester - determine if there is constant power between the ceiling white wire and any of the these other wires (test with the wall switch on and off to be sure). If you do have constant power available, you might consider using the wall switch to control only the light, and using the pull chain to operate the fan (or vice-versa). Simply connect the black (for fan) or the blue (for light) to the "constant power on" wire and that part of the fixture will work by pull chain only - regardless of the wall switch position. If the fan can be shut off by the wall switch, it is very important that the wall switch remain a toggle (or on / off switch), do NOT replace with a dimmer type switch.

If you'd prefer to operate the fan and light completely independently of each other - you can purchase a 3rd party fan & light remote control device for between $30 - $50.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply. Thanks!

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