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I just replaced a 4 wire 3 speed pull chain switch on my ceiling fan and now it still wont turm on. It is making a humming sound now. I was careful to match wiring???Please help

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It sounds like the new switch has a different pin out or you got it wired wrong? is the motor jamed up, will it turn by hand,,,the humming sound you here is curent running through the motor windings,, if it cant turn its going to get very hot,, it could burn the motor out,, have another look at the wiring

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