Question about Hampton Bay 44 In. Bistro, Copper Kitchen Fan
Kind of hard to be 100% sure without seeing the switch, but seems like the old switch was a simple single pole on/off switch while the new one is a multiple pole switch. The old switch had two positions, off and on. The new one most likely is off/on/on, perhaps used to turn on two banks of lights similar to a 3 way switch on a floor lamp; off/dim/bright. Sounds like it could be used provided it fits physically. Wiring would be power in to one wire and switched to one of the output wires. The third wire should be covered properly with a wire nut and tape to keep it from shorting out. However, there will be a position on the switch which will do nothing at all. After having said all this, I would suggest you purchase the correct switch as the replacement.
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
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
I googled Hampton Bay Manufacturing and this is what I found:
Hampton Bay fans are manufactured by "King of Fans Manufacturing, FL". The contact number for them is 800-330-3267. ...
Maybe they can supply you with a wiring diagram.
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
Let's say you originally only had one switch (to operate the fan). And at the fan you have only one black, one white, and one ground (bare or green). You can still put in a fan/light combo. but both the light and the fan will always come on together when you flip the switch. To do this you'd connect the black from the switch to the black AND the blue on the fan and connect the white from the switch to both whites on the fan and connect the ground from the switch to either a green or bare wire on the fan or to a green screw on the fan housing somewhere (whatever is available).
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
Black is hot-white is neutral-blue is your light kit and goes with the black- yellow? should be a green for ground.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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