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Ceiling fan light works with wall switch, but comes on dim when I pull the chain for the fan

I have a second hand Hunter fan with no instructions. I have a black, white and red wire in the ceiling box. I connected the fans wires in this way: black/white stripe to white supply, white to red supply, and black to black supply. The light works correctly when I flip the wall switch but when I use the pull chain to turn on the fan, the light comes on dimly on the first pull, a little dimmer on the second pull, and not at all on the third pull. The model number I found on the fan is 21721.

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    Have similiar problem, but just reverse, fan turns slowly on high speed when light is off, when light is turned back on, it goes back to high speed.!! With light off fan acts as if ina strain to turn at all, when light is turned on, strain disappears and fan returns to appropriate speed!!!

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Is the fan working correctly, if it is not it could be a bad armature or field

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