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#194775 - 06/21/10 06:13 PM Hunter Ceiling Fans
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Registered: 07/24/02
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I installed a few Hunter Ceiling fans over the years. Figures, in my own house a have a problem with one I installed 2 years ago. There was a broken pull chain (3 speed) and I replaced it. Middle speed did not work. My son, broke the chain again, replaced the switch, and now it don't shut off. I started to check it again. Is it possible, there is a bad capacitor? I'm ready to buy a new fan. I've changed out a few 3 speed switches, with no problem. I put a call into Hunter to try and get a schematic. I don't know if they will give those out? I thought it was going to be a quick job before dinner. Thanks

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#194777 - 06/21/10 06:50 PM Re: Hunter Ceiling Fans [Re: SJT]
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Or...Hunter customer service via landline

#194779 - 06/21/10 08:40 PM Re: Hunter Ceiling Fans [Re: HotLine1]
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 194
Loc: Western North Carolina
I had one quit working in my house after 2 years. I finally took it apart and the starting cap had buldged melted. I called and the manufacturer sent me a starting capacitor at no charge. I do not know the brand, hunter or harbor breeze, but they were very helpful.

#194780 - 06/21/10 09:13 PM Re: Hunter Ceiling Fans [Re: HotLine1]
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Thanks HotLine 1

#194782 - 06/22/10 09:57 AM Re: Hunter Ceiling Fans [Re: SJT]
KJay Offline

Registered: 11/27/07
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I find that every ceiling fan manufactures internal wiring and switch design seems to be different.
I always try and find the common lead first and then proceed to test for the individual speeds by connecting the wires one at a time and turning the power on and off.
I find that using an ohm meter to try and identify individual windings in this instance is usually is more work than itís worth, due to the capacitor[s], reversing switch and other components connected in there.
The replacement switches I use have L,1,2,3 marked on them, so at least that part is easy enough to figure out.


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