How do I get the wires out of the old 3 speed ceiling fan switch so I can replace it with a new one?
Usually, there is no way to remove the wires from the switch. Turn off the circuit breaker that powers the circuit going to your fan. Then, match up the new switch with the old one to make sure you have the correct one, with the correct amount of wires. Mark the placement of of these wires with masking tape or draw yourself a diagram. Next, you need to cut the wires as close to the old switch as possible, and strip back about 1/2" of the insulation on these wires. Now connect those wires to the leads (wires) coming from the new switch with small wire nuts or crimp fasteners. When connecting the cut wires to the new switch leads, follow the same pattern as the old switch (refer to your masking tape labels or your diagram). Now you can secure the switch to the fan casing with it's locknut, and carefully tuck the wiring back inside. Re-secure the casing to the fan.
Aug 01, 2011 |
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