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Fan switch hi! when replacing the three speed switch the wires all fell out before i could see where they were coming from. do you have info on what wires go where thanks rob

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Black coloured wire is for common and for each and every speed three different colour one colour for each speed red for first speed yellow for second speed and blue for third speed

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3 speed ceiling fan switch installation


Fan is wired wrong, but you need to test using multi-meter.
Buy cheap multimet from hardware, install battery, set to read ohms or the upside down horseshoe symbol
Copy following link for testing wires:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-3-speed-fan-switch.html

Oct 07, 2012 | Hunter (25417) Ceiling Fan

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My 3-speed ceiling fan is connected to an on/off wall switch that turns it on and off but the pull chain does not control the speeds. It is stuck on slow speed. I tried replacing the pull chain switch in...


Hi,

Guess what? A standard dimmer switch will not properly operate a fan motor. In fact, it’s most likely going to damage the fan motor and it could even potentially cause a fire. I’ll admit I even went out and bought a dimmer switch and I sat down to just “make sure” I was doing the right thing when I figured this out.
Standard dimmer switches are designed for the wattage of lights. Fan controls are designed for the amperage of the fan motor. So if you want to control the speed of a ceiling fan make sure you buy a fan speed control that specifically says it works for fans. Fan controls come in quite a few styles. The most common type has been around for quite some time and that is the rotary or dial type. The next most common fan control I found was the toggle that has three pre-set speeds (slow, medium and fast). You can also get a fan control that has a slider control along with a toggle switch.
dimmer+switch.jpgThe type that I want to install is a toggle switch with a small slider switch next to it. I have a feeling I’ll have to order one of these but I’ll check with my electrician tomorrow to find out the scoop. The bottom line is you can’t use a standard dimmer switch to control a ceiling fan. You have to get a fan speed control switch that is specifically designed to operate fan motors.












the short wire leads coming from the switch should be attached to other wires with small wire nuts. Just unscrew the wire nuts, unscrew the finial type cap that holds the switch in place, remove the switch and take it to the store. If your lights are strictly "ON"-"OFF" there should be just two wires from the switch. If your lights are controlled - "One" "TWO" or "THREE" at a time the switch will probably have three wires coming from it.
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I replaced the 3 speed fan switch on my Hunter 21834 ceiling fan/light. The fan only has 1 speed (fast). What did I do wrong? I tagged each wire to match up, but now only one speed.


What was the original reason why you changed the switch? Sounds like you got the hot wire and high speed wire swapped. The hot wire coming from the upper part of the fan should go to 'L' and then the three other wires going down to the little black boxes for the speeds should go to the corresponding 1,2,3 on the switch.

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The three stage rotary switch, that controls fan speed, broke. I bought a replacement switch at Home Depot for $4.00. This switch has four wire connection points, labeled L, 1, 2, and 3. The lower fan...


Hi Nicholas. My thoughts on this without being able to see the unit. One position on the switch is for the power to come into it, probably the L position or "Line In/Power In." The first position on the switch is most likely the "OFF" position, so I would assume no wire out be connected to it. Most likely the 1 position. I think it makes sense to assume that the two wires that you see UNCONNECTED are the actual power in wires to the fan, one for low speed and one for high speed, positions 2 and 3 on the switch. The only way to verify this would be to wire the switch with one of the wires to terminal 2 and one to terminal 3 on the switch. If the fan runs fastest when the switch is in the number 2 position, the wires most likely need to be switched. Again, just my thoughts. Let me know if you have questions.

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Ceiling fan wiring Aloha ceiling Fan Model # 29079


I have an Aloha Breeze L-Style 52" Ceiling Fan(Polished Brass), Model # 29079 Bought From Wal-Mart about 1 1/2 years ago and the fan speed switch busted and the capacitor melted. I have a new switch but can't find a new capacitor because I can't read the spec info. Looking for a place to obtain the correct capacitor for this fan so I can make necessary repairs!

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Speed control switch


I saved this text I found when I was researching this a while ago.
Let us know how you do.

Wiring a three speed fan switch
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My daughter called me the other day and said Dad the ceiling fan in the kitchen is not working only the light works. I went over and removed the three screws that hold the light and pull chain for the fan down and found that the fan control switch had snapped open and all 4 wires had popped out. The snap clips on each side of the switch had broken off. I went down to Home Depot in the ceiling department and found the switch I was looking for. It said for a four wire ceiling fan. OK, know lets put it back together. First of all if you look at the new switch you should see four holds were the wires will be pushed into. The black wire in the fan is the hot or load wire, this wire is hot whenever the wall switch to the fan is turned on. Put this wire in the hole that is marked “L” this stands for load. Now with this switch in the off position the fan will not work until you pull the chain. The other three holes are marked #1, #2 and #3. On most fans #1 is usually high speed. # 2 medium and #3 low speed. What you now have to determine is what wires are high medium and low. The easiest way to do this is before you put any of the wires back into the new switch is to FIRST MAKE SURE NO POWER IS GOING TO THE FAN. Then simply take one of the colored wires at a time and twist it together with the black hot wire.
Turn the power back on to the fan and knot the fans speed. Do this with all three wires one at a time until you can determine which wire is high speed. Note the color of the wire and mark it down on paper.(Example; blue wire high speed.) Do this with the other two wires to determine there speed. Once you have the speed of each wire you can reassemble the new switch.
Black wire (Load) goes in hole marked L. High speed wire goes in hole marked # 1. Medium speed goes in hole marked #2 and low speed goes in hole # 3. MAKE SURE THE POWER TO THE FAN IS TURNED OFF WHILE YOU ASSEMBLE THE NEW SWITCH.
For those of you that have all these wired hooked up right and still the fan won't work I would then look for an open neutral wire. It should be a white wire. Check to see if all the wires are securly attached.
Good luck. One more word of advice. If you're not sure on what you are doing when it comes to electrical wiring then please do not attempt to do this or any other electrial work yourself. Call a licensed electrian. Any mistakes on your part could void your home owners insurance in case of a fire.

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replacement switches at home depot for 3 speed fans.There should be instructions on the package of the switch.

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