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When the fan speed chain adjust breaks off inside the fan housing what can be done to fix it? RG

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The solution is not expensive, but it is time consuming, provided you are handy. About the only solution is a new switch. HOWEVER, if you are able to pull any of the chain out, say with needle nose pliers, you may be able to get the end connector from a replacement chain to connect to the broken chain and perhaps work.

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that was a common problem on that fan, the chord chain was stuck on slot groove way to rotary switch inside you ceiling fan,the only way to
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