Question about Lakewood HV-18 Floor / Box Fan
No one seems to think this is fixable. This switch has 6 wires - on/off, low, medium, high, and two others. I have tried numerous electical supply stores, repair places, and the response is always - it can't be fixed or replaced. Thank you for any help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is this the speed switch itself? These multi-speed fans have 4 or 5 wires which come from the motor which go into the speed select switch. The wiring may have the ends stripped, and this stripped end just pushes into the hole on the switch, and a little metal piece grips that stripped end.
Anyway, one possibility is to contact the manufacturer- look on their website or give them a call, see if a tech can give that info. Another poss. is to locate an identical fan and note the wiring locations on it. You can also experiment trial and error, though caution needs to be exercised here.
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
i got the same problem with the wires on this exact switch of the exact fan and aswell 5 to 10 years old heres the type of switch that this fan uses --> any idea? btw im checking the case where the velocitys are marked let me put u the order goes like the this
HIGH_ _ MEDIUM
OFF------ O ------ LOW
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
you have 3 control wires (the 3 speeds) and a common wire. the common wire will go directly from the fan motor to the power source/cord and the other 3 leads will run through the switch. you could even use a standard dimmer-style lighting rheostat and connect it to the common and "high" fan speed wire and have infinitely variable fan speeds. hope that helps.
Posted on May 29, 2009
SOURCE: We have one of the Patton 18
If the fan is vibrating that much that it is causing the whole unit to 'walk' around, most probably the fan-blades aren't symmetric (unbalanced). One, or more, of the blades could be bend in some way. With fan unplugged from the power, remove guard & slowly turn by hand to identify which blade is out of alignment.
If the blades are plastic & it's near-new , then it means that it has distorted from internal stress, as it has cooled when taken from the mold in the factory, so return it for a replacement! If it's not new, there's nothing you can do as distortion can occur from heat over a period of time acting on those same stresses. However, metal blades can be gently bend back a little bit at a time until it runs smoother. Careful, as it is really easy to make it worse!
Hope this helps, Stevie-RayG :)
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
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