The chain broke off inside the switch. The old switch that came with this fan is actually round, not square like the one I found on the web. The capacitor has two wires, not four or five like some other fan models. Drill until rivit end is removed or rivit spins. I am not sure which wires connect to the motor. Therefore it is necessary to discharge the capacitor carefully before touching the wiring.
If you concerned about blowing up anything, you can take a 100 W light bulb and put it in series with the power lead to the entire fan lamps off. How will this affect the operation of the fan?. This is a single pole double throw switch with an off position. For medium I used two 5 µF capacitors in parallel, forming a 10 µF capacitor. On high, the gray wire connects directly to the hot wire. Lights where you can select one bulb, the other bulb, or both use the pullchain mentioned with that example above.
Make careful note of which wires attach where to the pullchain. The red capacitor wire twists together with the red wire that comes down from higher in the ceiling fan. See if you can get a wiring diagram for your particular model on the internet. Wiring a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch Application: Replacing a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch. The switch has four positions.
That's basically what I thought except I didn't know the values. If they are still in business they can theoretically send you the correct replacement switch. So, even if you are using a different type of fan, please read all the sections because they will help you understand how to figure out your particular ceiling fan. Consider the logic behind this wiring. For medium, I knew I needed more capacitance. I examined these connections along with the operating concepts behind a ceiling fan. Seeing as you made careful note of which wires connect to where on the old switch, reconnect the wires in the same manner to the replacement switch.
It is not intended to serve as repair instructions or specific advice. Then the second pull etc. So, I put green from the capacitor into contact 1 in the middle deck. The connections you see on the picture s and on the diagram is the way I was trying to connect it but it didn't work. Just start out with one color and note the speed then go on to the next etc. I do not know if the original switch did this.
This document only provides general ideas and descriptions to consider. Then it is just a matter of finding a way to wire your new switch to replicate those connection patterns. There is a common wire, usually the black one. These include black, red, white, yellow, and pink. You may have to put force on the halves to be able to continue to drill. Ceiling fans with pull chains typically include a speed control switch, a direction switch, and a capacitor.
This is just an example of the logical approach required to develop a suitable switch wiring once you know the pattern of your switch and the internals of your capacitor. This is how you connect the wires: L 1 2 3 Upper Tier Y Bl P G Middle Tier O - Bl B The U1 and M2 are connected by a black colored wire that does not come from the fan That's why I indicated that as Bl as opposed to B which comes from the fan. The position 2 and 4 have been shifted. Before disconnecting any wires, make sure you write down what the original connections are. Here are a few pictures of the whole thing. Also a gray wire comes from the fan direction switch. Even in a good picture it may be very difficult to read labels engraved or stamped on plastic parts.
For the low setting I used one 5 µF capacitor. He said there was one extra wire and didn't know what it was for. The approach I took was to measure the capacitance between each possible pair of wires and then draw a diagram. Determine the correct replacement pullchain. A common problem with these switches is that the pull chain can break off inside the switch. A button will be a break in the line with a line at an angle to the wire, much like a light button you could flip on as well as off.
On the highest in this example blue and black would be shorted together giving the highest value of capacitance for the highest speed. This web page describes repairs made to a ceiling fan with a pull-chain speed control switch. The information in this document is based on my experience fixing a ceiling fan with a 3-speed plus off switch and a 5-wire capacitor. I am not sure what the red wire does. There could be one capacitor and winding selects or the switch could select various combinations of the capacitors. Every fan is different and if you do not make note there will likely be a complicated guessing game.
It went off inside the switch so the whole switch needs to be replaced. Or, even if the wires are the same color on your fan, they may mean different things. Thus you could get shocked even if the circuit breaker is off. One of the most common repair issues with ceiling fans is replacing a broken pullchain. Typically the black wire from the pull chain switch is connected to the power source. But some models have wires that go from the fan directly into the switch. Since the fan has a ground, I'm pretty sure the case is not part of the fan circuit.