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Replace three-speed box fan switch

How do I wire in a new three-speed switch to my box fan.

The original had two wires in (from the electrical source) and four wires out to the fan motor.

I can only find a replacement switch with four wires
On one side of the switch red and black
On the other side blue and yellow

Can you help?!

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  • Shelley May 31, 2013

    where did you find the switch? I cant find one anywhere!!!!

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I have Patton fan model U2-1487 120v 60Hz 1.5 amps. the 3-speed switch went out on it but "Patton does not carry replacment parts anymore. does anyone know where to get a 3-speed switch for this fan?

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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.
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