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Hi, I was hoping someone might be able to help me out. I have a hunter
ceiling fan with a seperate fan and light pull chain. My better half pulled
the chain out of the fan switch, it was a 3 speed switch high, medium, low &
off. I went to the depot and bought a new switch, it was a four wire switch
so I bought the same thing. On the old switch, the wires were in the
following slots: L = black, 1 = grey, 2 = brown, 3 = green. So, I wired
the new switch with the colors into the same numbers. (However, the numbers
were in different locations on the switch.) I started the fan and the
switch now switches with each pull as high, high, high, low then it repeats.
No off or medium. I pulled the switch out and I matched the colors this
time to the same location from the old switch, L stayed in the same spot.
Reinstalled and it still goes high, high, high, low. Depot doesn't have any
other 4 wire switches, so how do I get this thing to work right? Thanks!


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On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 19:03:26 -0400, "Ron P"
wrote:

Hi, I was hoping someone might be able to help me out. I have a hunter
ceiling fan with a seperate fan and light pull chain. My better half
pulled
the chain out of the fan switch, it was a 3 speed switch high, medium, low
&
off. I went to the depot and bought a new switch, it was a four wire
switch
so I bought the same thing. On the old switch, the wires were in the
following slots: L = black, 1 = grey, 2 = brown, 3 = green. So, I wired
the new switch with the colors into the same numbers. (However, the
numbers
were in different locations on the switch.) I started the fan and the
switch now switches with each pull as high, high, high, low then it
repeats.
No off or medium. I pulled the switch out and I matched the colors this
time to the same location from the old switch, L stayed in the same spot.
Reinstalled and it still goes high, high, high, low. Depot doesn't have
any
other 4 wire switches, so how do I get this thing to work right? Thanks!


Sounds like the switch is bad.


Gee, I wish I had your problem -- I replaced a fan switch and thought I was
careful to move the four wires to the same place on the new switch. But now
the fan doesn't work at all!


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On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 19:03:26 -0400, "Ron P"
wrote:

Hi, I was hoping someone might be able to help me out. I have a hunter
ceiling fan with a seperate fan and light pull chain. My better half pulled
the chain out of the fan switch, it was a 3 speed switch high, medium, low &
off. I went to the depot and bought a new switch, it was a four wire switch
so I bought the same thing. On the old switch, the wires were in the
following slots: L = black, 1 = grey, 2 = brown, 3 = green. So, I wired
the new switch with the colors into the same numbers. (However, the numbers
were in different locations on the switch.) I started the fan and the
switch now switches with each pull as high, high, high, low then it repeats.
No off or medium. I pulled the switch out and I matched the colors this
time to the same location from the old switch, L stayed in the same spot.
Reinstalled and it still goes high, high, high, low. Depot doesn't have any
other 4 wire switches, so how do I get this thing to work right? Thanks!


Sounds like the switch is bad.

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On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 19:03:26 -0400, "Ron P"
wrote:

Hi, I was hoping someone might be able to help me out. I have a hunter
ceiling fan with a seperate fan and light pull chain. My better half
pulled
the chain out of the fan switch, it was a 3 speed switch high, medium,
low &
off. I went to the depot and bought a new switch, it was a four wire
switch
so I bought the same thing. On the old switch, the wires were in the
following slots: L = black, 1 = grey, 2 = brown, 3 = green. So, I wired
the new switch with the colors into the same numbers. (However, the
numbers
were in different locations on the switch.) I started the fan and the
switch now switches with each pull as high, high, high, low then it
repeats.
No off or medium. I pulled the switch out and I matched the colors this
time to the same location from the old switch, L stayed in the same spot.
Reinstalled and it still goes high, high, high, low. Depot doesn't have
any
other 4 wire switches, so how do I get this thing to work right? Thanks!


Sounds like the switch is bad.


Gee, I wish I had your problem -- I replaced a fan switch and thought I
was
careful to move the four wires to the same place on the new switch. But
now
the fan doesn't work at all!


Does anyone know if the hot lead goes to the L position on the switch?


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"Terry" wrote in message
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On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 19:03:26 -0400, "Ron P"
wrote:

Hi, I was hoping someone might be able to help me out. I have a hunter
ceiling fan with a seperate fan and light pull chain. My better half
pulled
the chain out of the fan switch, it was a 3 speed switch high, medium,
low &
off. I went to the depot and bought a new switch, it was a four wire
switch
so I bought the same thing. On the old switch, the wires were in the
following slots: L = black, 1 = grey, 2 = brown, 3 = green. So, I
wired
the new switch with the colors into the same numbers. (However, the
numbers
were in different locations on the switch.) I started the fan and the
switch now switches with each pull as high, high, high, low then it
repeats.
No off or medium. I pulled the switch out and I matched the colors this
time to the same location from the old switch, L stayed in the same
spot.
Reinstalled and it still goes high, high, high, low. Depot doesn't have
any
other 4 wire switches, so how do I get this thing to work right?
Thanks!


Sounds like the switch is bad.


Gee, I wish I had your problem -- I replaced a fan switch and thought I
was
careful to move the four wires to the same place on the new switch. But
now
the fan doesn't work at all!


Does anyone know if the hot lead goes to the L position on the switch?


"L" usually represents line, which is the power in






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"Terry" wrote in message
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On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 19:03:26 -0400, "Ron P"
wrote:

Hi, I was hoping someone might be able to help me out. I have a hunter
ceiling fan with a seperate fan and light pull chain. My better half
pulled
the chain out of the fan switch, it was a 3 speed switch high, medium, low
&
off. I went to the depot and bought a new switch, it was a four wire
switch
so I bought the same thing. On the old switch, the wires were in the
following slots: L = black, 1 = grey, 2 = brown, 3 = green. So, I wired
the new switch with the colors into the same numbers. (However, the
numbers
were in different locations on the switch.) I started the fan and the
switch now switches with each pull as high, high, high, low then it
repeats.
No off or medium. I pulled the switch out and I matched the colors this
time to the same location from the old switch, L stayed in the same spot.
Reinstalled and it still goes high, high, high, low. Depot doesn't have
any
other 4 wire switches, so how do I get this thing to work right? Thanks!


Sounds like the switch is bad.


Gee, I wish I had your problem -- I replaced a fan switch and thought I was
careful to move the four wires to the same place on the new switch. But now
the fan doesn't work at all!

You have the common on the wrong terminal.

The common is black.

The black goes to the "L" terminal.

You can find out what the other speeds are by taking all the wires
loose and wire nutting the black to each wire one at a time.

Put the number(or use a color) of the speed on each wire as you check
them. The numbers will match the numbers on the switch.

A piece of tape and a marker works

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On Tue 22 Apr 2008 04:03:26p, Ron P told us...

Hi, I was hoping someone might be able to help me out. I have a hunter
ceiling fan with a seperate fan and light pull chain. My better half
pulled the chain out of the fan switch, it was a 3 speed switch high,
medium, low & off. I went to the depot and bought a new switch, it was
a four wire switch so I bought the same thing. On the old switch, the
wires were in the following slots: L = black, 1 = grey, 2 = brown, 3 =
green. So, I wired the new switch with the colors into the same
numbers. (However, the numbers were in different locations on the
switch.) I started the fan and the switch now switches with each pull
as high, high, high, low then it repeats. No off or medium. I pulled
the switch out and I matched the colors this time to the same location
from the old switch, L stayed in the same spot. Reinstalled and it still
goes high, high, high, low. Depot doesn't have any other 4 wire
switches, so how do I get this thing to work right? Thanks!



Order a replacement from Hunter for the model you have.

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On Tue 22 Apr 2008 04:03:26p, Ron P told us...

Hi, I was hoping someone might be able to help me out. I have a
hunter ceiling fan with a seperate fan and light pull chain. My
better half pulled the chain out of the fan switch, it was a 3 speed
switch high, medium, low & off. I went to the depot and bought a new
switch, it was a four wire switch so I bought the same thing. On the
old switch, the wires were in the following slots: L = black, 1 =
grey, 2 = brown, 3 = green. So, I wired the new switch with the
colors into the same numbers. (However, the numbers were in
different locations on the switch.) I started the fan and the switch
now switches with each pull as high, high, high, low then it repeats.
No off or medium. I pulled the switch out and I matched the colors
this time to the same location from the old switch, L stayed in the
same spot. Reinstalled and it still goes high, high, high, low.
Depot doesn't have any other 4 wire switches, so how do I get this
thing to work right? Thanks!



Order a replacement from Hunter for the model you have.



Or contact Hunter. Phone or email:

http://www.hunterfan.com/pages/contact_us_form.php
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