Question about Westinghouse Trevor 78786 Ceiling Fan
The pull switch has almost certainly failed. The motors and control circuits are almost bulletproof on most models. The fact that your fan continues to run confirms it's not a problem with a worn motor. The switch is cheap and readily available from places like Radio Shack and Maplin, just take along the old one and the staff will supply you an equivalent model.
There are hundreds of different ceiling fan models and so I'm not familiar with yours, but they're all constructed and operate virtually the same way. You'll probably need to remove a cover to replace the switch which will usually be held in place by two set screws. Make absolutely sure that the fan is completely isolated from mains electricity before working on it. If you have any doubts about your ability to carry out the repair safely then call an electrician or a knowledgeable relative/friend. Replacing the switch takes just a few minutes but there will be a minimum labour charge. The electrician is also likely to have to go and buy the spare part and return to fit it as it's not the kind of switch which is likely to be in his or her spares box.
Posted on May 29, 2010
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