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My ceiling fan isnt working right

My ceiling fan has three sppeed settings but it runs quite slow. Is it a problem with the switch gear and capacitor or is it coils on the motor?

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  • nestwood2 Sep 24, 2009

    Yes I am aware of the function of the switch. What i am saying is that it does run to full speed.

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Dont you have a three position pull switch on the unit like a three-way light bulb or if you have a remote controlled fan it should have it on the remote control

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