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How do I access the toggle switches in my already mounted fan?

I gave three of the fans and two are on the same code

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There is no way to reset the dip switches without getting into the motor housing. Unfortunately you will have to dismount the fan.

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The reversing in a single phase AC motor is done by switching the flow of current thru the starting coil. For that to happen both ends of the coil must be accessible on the outside of the motor.
Unfortunately the motor in this fan doesn't have that so there is no way to install a reverse switch on it without extensive modifications on the motor: it will have to be opened, the starting coil identified, the captive end unsoldered from the main connector to which it is attached and extracted outside. From there the ends will have to be soldered on a special relay and wiring that would have to be inserted besides the usual wiring of the fan. From there a special command wire will have to be sent to the remote receiver board that you would have to insert it there also. To put it simply: the labor (which must be done by a pro) would cost more than a new fan.
So if you need a fan with reverse then just buy one: it will be way easier, faster and cheaper than to retrofit this one.

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Ceiling fan no remote

If it came with a remote you need a new receiver or transmitter, or both. If the fan has three wires coming from the top of the fan & you have TWO hot wires in the house wiring then you can use a dual control on the wall.

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My 3-speed ceiling fan is connected to an on/off wall switch that turns it on and off but the pull chain does not control the speeds. It is stuck on slow speed. I tried replacing the pull chain switch in...


Guess what? A standard dimmer switch will not properly operate a fan motor. In fact, it’s most likely going to damage the fan motor and it could even potentially cause a fire. I’ll admit I even went out and bought a dimmer switch and I sat down to just “make sure” I was doing the right thing when I figured this out.
Standard dimmer switches are designed for the wattage of lights. Fan controls are designed for the amperage of the fan motor. So if you want to control the speed of a ceiling fan make sure you buy a fan speed control that specifically says it works for fans. Fan controls come in quite a few styles. The most common type has been around for quite some time and that is the rotary or dial type. The next most common fan control I found was the toggle that has three pre-set speeds (slow, medium and fast). You can also get a fan control that has a slider control along with a toggle switch.
dimmer+switch.jpgThe type that I want to install is a toggle switch with a small slider switch next to it. I have a feeling I’ll have to order one of these but I’ll check with my electrician tomorrow to find out the scoop. The bottom line is you can’t use a standard dimmer switch to control a ceiling fan. You have to get a fan speed control switch that is specifically designed to operate fan motors.

the short wire leads coming from the switch should be attached to other wires with small wire nuts. Just unscrew the wire nuts, unscrew the finial type cap that holds the switch in place, remove the switch and take it to the store. If your lights are strictly "ON"-"OFF" there should be just two wires from the switch. If your lights are controlled - "One" "TWO" or "THREE" at a time the switch will probably have three wires coming from it.

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Box in ceiling has black wire and white wire & the ceiling fan has white wire, black wire and red wire.

BEFORE YOU PERFORM ANY CONNECTIONS BE SURE THAT THE CORRECT CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR THE BOX HAS BEEN TURNED OFF! You must check for voltage between the white and black wires at the ceiling box with each of your two wall switches toggled up or down ONE AT A TIME!
The green wire in the ceiling box (or bare copper wire) is your ground wire and should be connected to the green wire of the fan, and also should be mechanically connected to the electrical box by a screw or clip. If your system was wired correctly you should find that it already is connected to the box.
The white wire in the ceiling box is your neutral wire, so any and all white wires from the fan should be connected to it. You may have one for the fan motor and one for the light kit if there are two separate whites from the fan. Again, they may already be connected together in the fan/light assembly.
The black wire in the ceiling box is switched on and off from either of the two switches in the room, which I assume are located near two different doors to the room. These are called "three-way switches". They are not marked "on" and "off" on the toggle like any single-light switches in your home. That is why you must check for power at the ceiling box with the switches in each position one at a time to make sure that the circuit is de-energized.
Now for the connections:
You will need to connect both the red and black wires from the fan to the black wire from the electrical box. The black wire in your ceiling box is your "hot" wire and will provide power to both the fan motor (black wire) and to the light through the red wire--(sometimes this wire is blue, for others who are following this post).
With this arrangement, your fan and light will only operate with one or the other of your three-way switches completing the circuit from your breaker box. You will have to use the pull chains on the fan to control the fan and lights. So you will probably want to leave the light "pulled on" so that you can control the room lighting from either of your three-way switches, and operate your fan speeds from the pull chain. However, if you want your fan only on at night you will have to "pull off" the fan's light switch.
You may find all this switch flipping and chain pulling an inconvenience. If so, hire an electrician to install wiring so that the ceiling box will be "hot" all the time to the fan's black wire and the fan will therefore be operated by the pull chain only, and the light kit will be controlled by either of the three way switches, via the fan's red (or blue) wire.
One other caveat before you begin: you must make sure that the ceiling box is rated for and mounted sturdily so that it will support the weight of the fan and light kit. Many ceiling boxes are designed and mounted to support only a light-weight fixture. You don't want your fan to come crashing down from the ceiling!

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Need a wiring diagram for 3 speed patton floor fan

A three way switch has 3 terminals, these for floor fans operate by a rotary switch but can be adapted to use any 120V Rotary toggle or rocker type switch. technically your compartment (or room provided will determine which to use). I'd suggest you replace it with one like the one that no longer works. The one good thing about fans the direction they rotate in is already determined, and with a/c current it will work even if you connect it up wrong! If it work's then fine don't over think it

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Radiator resivoir is cracked and fans not running and i need to replace the radiator and or run a toggle switch for the fan relay switch if the wiring is bad

It may already have a blown head gasket. The max pressure on the cooling system in normal conditions is 18psi.
How do you know the fan or fans are ok ? The computer signals the relay to turn the fans on if the engine temp reaches 220 degrees or you turn on the a/c. If the temp sensor does not have coolant to tell it the engine temp, the fans won't come on.
As for a toggle switch, you would need a relay mounted close to the fans because they will pull too much current thru only a switch.

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How do i make toggle switch for radiator fan?

If you want to be able to control the fan from inside the car, you will need to use a relay mounted close to the fan motor. It will draw too much current to use only a switch. The circuit will need to be fused and you run the risk of leaving the fan on with the engine off.
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My 90 Buick Riviera also has the fan that won't shut off, was wanting to know how to put the toggle switch on and where to put it. I am now disconnecting the battery each time I stop.

Just cut either the positive or negative feed to motor. Connect 1 side of the wire to a 2 terminal on/off toggle switch & the other side to the the other side of a toggle switch. You can extend wires from both end & mount under dash if you like.

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Fan wont turn on but the light works when i press button but when i press fan button it wont work how to program?

I had exactly the same problem today and found the solution through trial and error.

There are two methods used by various manufacturers to set the code. The first (and easiest) is if there are slide switches in both the remote and the receiver that's in the fan housing. (The switches in the receiver might be hidden under a rubber boot.) Just make sure that they're set to the same pattern.

More likely you have the second style (like I do). If there is a small reset button on the back of the remote, follow these steps:

1. Open up the fan housing to get access to the receiver module. If the fan is mounted close to the ceiling, you'll have to remove the whole fan. If it has an extension tube, just remove the cover near the ceiling - the fan, blades and lights can stay in place.

2. If you look carefully, there is a very small slide switch on the side of the module, toward the end that the antenna sticks out.

3. Using a small screwdriver, paper clip, toothpick, etc. slide that switch. You'll hear a high-pitched sound that becomes a beeping sound after a second or two.

4. Go to your remote. Push the reset button with the paper clip or toothpick, hold for two seconds and let go. (You should feel a springy button; if you don't, it's probably because you missed the button and are pushing against the circuit board.)

5. Hopefully you'll see the display show "SE oF" (i.e. Set degrees Fahrenheit). If you like Celsius, press one of the Temp buttons to toggle between F and C.

6. While in the "SE oF" mode, press the Fan button. You should see "Cd xx", where xx is a two-digit number. Push the Temp buttons to select your choice of a code number. Press "Light" to lock in the code number.

7. If you have other remote-controlled fans, make sure the remote doesn't affect any of them. If it does, simply choose another code number.

8. Reassemble the fan and/or ceiling housing, turn on the fan and enjoy the breeze!

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My radiator fans are not working and I am afraid that the fan relay went out and am going to check it tomorrow. Will it hurt anything to straight wire the fan to always run?

well you see the relay is built to switch a higher current circuit using a smaller current. it is a safety hazard as using just a toggle switch will allow too much current to flow thru the circuit. you should replace the relay. now if after you replace the relay the fans dont work but the fans are good(ran power wire directly to fan for testing purposes) then as a temporary measure you wire a switch to Control thr relay(relay actually handles the fan current). find the fan relay. it should have 5 pins. on the case of the relay there should be a diagram.

the numbering should be the same.

using an ohm meter checkthe relay socket pin86 with red lead, black lead connected to ground. if zero ohms, then that is ground and pin85 of relay socket is +. pin30 should read 12 volts with meter, run wire from here to one side of a toggle switch located near steering wheel so you can access it when you start car. other side of toggle switch runs to pin85.with the small wires into the relay socket still in place, plug in relay. throw toggle switch to on and if everythings connected, fans should come on.

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YES you will need to replace the sensor.

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