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There are 3 wires, 1 orange, 1 yellow, 1 black and it says we need 1 switch live , 1 permanent live and a neutral but doesn't say which is which.Any help would be great, thanks.

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This should do the trick. Good luck and make sure the power is off.

L - Orange, 1 - Black, 2 - Yellow, 3 - Purple

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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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

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I am in the middle of doing this now. 1 = Yellow; 2 = Blue; 3 = White; and L = Black.

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SOURCE: I have the aloha model 5745, need to replace speed

when I turn my fan on, it will not come on, I can come back in the room in a few minutes and it will be on, whats my problem

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humid is the amount of water vapor in the air ( humidity)
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there is no fan unless it is very expensive with a humidity setting in its controls that can be wired to do what you want

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If this doesn't work, you probably have the wrong switch. Just because a switch looks the same on the outside doesn't mean it's the same on the inside.

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When installing a new three way switch (pull string) in a ceiling fan what color wire goes to what numeber and the L on the switch ... The wires in the fan consist of a black wire that goes directly to the...


Each manufacturer has their own color code. Generally, black is hot & white is neutral. You should confirm this with a test light or a meter. To complicate things even more, some manufacturers have a receiver in the box for a remote. The best thing to do when replacing a switch with multiple speeds is to transfer one wire at a time to the new switch (with the power turned off at the circuit breaker panel).

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pretty sure its the 3 speed pull chain switch.$4.50 to $6.00 at home depot or lowes or hardware/elecrtical store.
how 2 replace switch.
1.turn off breaker to fan/fan lights,probably that whole room.
may need extension cord & floor lamp from closest room with electric, so u can see.
2.need 6ft step ladder to get up to fan.look see how to get to fan speed switch. speed switch unscrews from outside but body of switch is inside fan cover.
3. need to take fan off ceiling to replace switch.
4.switch has 4 wires, power feed into switch and 3 selector
wires that go to high speed winding,medium speed winding and low speed winding.
speed selector switch has 4 settings, off, low,medium,high.

about ac circuits , black wire is 120 volts, hot.
white wires are neutral return wire. an ac voltmeter will read 120volts ac with its red and black probes between black,hot and
white,neutral.
white= neutal=ground which is green. If wired properly and polarity was observed, white and green ground wires both connect to the neutral ground buss bar in the circuit breaker panel box and are the same electrical point.

black wires,and the selector handle getting the hot juice into the fan and white returns the used juice to the circuit breaker panel box.
If polarity was observed, you can touch white and ground without getting a shock.
black will jolt or even fry you dead, so make sure the breaker to the fan is off, so that the circuit is de-energized before you touch it.

PLEASE NOTE--- make drawing on paper of what color wires from the fan motor go to what color wires on the selector switch.
If the switch has 4 black wires, you need to put different color electrical tape as a marker, on each wire. or ,to be cheap, you can use white paper,scissors to cut paper,and pencil and write 1,2,3,4 on the paper and tape to the 4 switch wires.

that is: wire # 1 from the switch goes to the black wire from the wall--ac hot
wire #2 from switch goes to yellow fan motor winding,
wire # 3 from switch goes to orange wire from fan motor

wires are specific and NOT interchangeable.

go to www.ehow.com & type into search engine box
how to replace fan motor speed selector switch.

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Wiring diagram for a 3 way ceiling pull switch.


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I have the aloha model 5745, need to replace speed switch, which wires go where? yellow purple, black, orange;L 1 2 3


I'm an electrician and
I just replaced the speed switch on a 5745. This people at Aloha Housewares, Inc. were very nice and speedy in sending a new unit at no cost.
Connections are:
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3=black
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Wiring/connecting wire from fan to home ceiling


Hi,

this depends on where you live UK/USA et,c or other.
It is best to search the manufacturers site, to find installation codes/colours.
i.e USA use a lot Of Black and white. UK uses Red/Black Green/yellow.
And on houses that are rewired to 17th edition electrics ( UK ) the colours have now changed on mains twin and earth household Wiring. What Used to Be Red ( Live ) Is Now Brown. Black ( Nuetral ) Is now Blue. green/yellow is earth.

*** Important Note:- you should have several reds in a ceiling junction box or light fitting, these are circuit wires. ( Live From Light to next light ) The same as with Black ( Nuetral )
There will usually be 1 switch wire/Cable. this feeds a live from the switch, to the live power up to the light. many homes use a twin core and earth, from the light switch to the fitting. this may be black ( if a black/red ) has been used. *** Do not connect a black Switch wire with the remaining neutrals***
This will blow a fuse or trip a breaker.

Your solution:- connect the black neutral To the Black neutral cables ( more Than 1 at the ceiling Rose/fitting ) if there is a green/yellow or green ( this will be earth ) You may have 2 remaining Colours Possibly red and Blue or other. The Red Should be the switched Live. ( the single cable Red/Black with red tape around It ) This will be the switched Live. The remaining cable would probably be connected to the Bunch of Reds ( Constant Live ) As ceiling fans require a constant and switched live ( if the fan has lighting )

If in any doubt, consult a qualified or competant Electrician. *****And always remove or isolate the mains supply before attempting any installation*****. After the wiring is complete replace the fuse or switch on the breaker, to test your installation.

This information, is supplied by a fully competant electrician.

Thankyou for using fixya.

Mike @ Compurepair.


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This should do the trick. Good luck and make sure the power is off.

L - Orange, 1 - Black, 2 - Yellow, 3 - Purple

Jan 28, 2008 | Hampton Bay 24002 Ceiling Fan

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