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I have four wires Black, Orange, Yellow and Purple. I wrote the wire color and position down before removing the wires from the broken switch. After I put the wires into the new switch in the order I wrote them down, the fan works but the switch does nothing...the fan is constantly on and I have no speed control adjustments. How can I fix this problem?

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the blue is for the light. if there is no light do not use it..!!!!!!! black is power and white is nutral..... the yellow I would assume brass color is the ground.....

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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Hello,

The black goes to the L connection the others are a guess. You can do this two ways. Connect the colored wires in any sequence and then see what switch sequence give you high and lowest, the other one will be medium. Once you determine that, mark the wires with a piece of masking tape as high, medium and low. Otherwise you connect them, turn power on and use a multimeter to see which color gives you the highest voltage and which gives you lowest. Since you aren't comfortable using live wires and a meter, go with the first option and use the process of elimination to find the wires giving you the speeds you need to find the highest and lowest. Next, you need to determine how your switch sequence works. First pull has to give you highest speed. so you may end up wiring them in reverse if your first attempt is backwards. There is a reason the first pull needs to be highest, it powers up the motor so you can then chose a lower setting. A low setting first will over tax your motor and wear it out eventually as it has to work harder at first.

Let me know if you need further clarification and perhaps this is all you need to get fixed.

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ps I checked on the Internet of a wiring diagram and I bet you did tok all to no avail.

Posted on May 27, 2008

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that is strange
normally a 3 wire switch could only be able to control 2 things + off. black would be common, red would be one fan speed or set of lights and blue would be the other fan speed or set of lights.
if it is a replacement, couldn't you just hook it up like the switch you are removing?

most likely the black wires are grounds for everything and white would be power. hook it up however you like. white power would hook up to the black wire on the switch and then the blue to one light and red to the other set of lights white wires.
good luck!

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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