Light Switch Question On Ceiling Fan

I have a ceiling fan with the lights controlled by a light switch (dangling chain) from the center of the light cluster base. When I pulled down the chain on the light switch this morning, it hung up at the extended position and won't release from the switch. I opened up the fan base (it's a Hunter fan/lights) and the chain goes into a little plastic switch box. I sprayed some WD40 into the opening where the chain goes into the switchbox but this didn't help. Is there someway to unjam this light switch chain or do I have to replace the lights or at a minimum, try to find and replace the switch. Thanks in advance for any information or help that you may give.
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Don't know about freeing it up, but if a new one is needed a hardware store usually has them.

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Hammer wrote:

and its just on and off for the lights then its a two wire switch... still when working on the fan/light, always draw a picture of the switch and which wires go where on the switch... so when you put the new switch back on you know where to put the wires........... i had a probem with the fan speed switch and got a new one(they are not all alike).... cost about the same for this more complex switch, but very easy to get confused as there is 4-5 wires that go to it.... always draw a picture of what wires go where and double check it before taking any wires off......
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You must replace the switch. If you sprayed WD-40 in to the switch, it is now defective for sure. Never use WD-40 on anything that is an electrical part.
Jerry Greenberg http://www.zoom-one.com
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Replace the switch. I've bought the at Ace Hardware for about $1.50 recently. They aren't worth playing with.
I'm not impressed with Hunter's quality. I had the bearings fail in a "made in America" Hunter fan a few years ago. When I disassembled it the bearings were marked "Romania." I guess "made in America" means assembled in America from foreign parts.
RB
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Thanks to all of you for your input. I agree that I am disappointed with the Hunter quality of my fans. I've had them for about 10 years (not sure if that's a long time or not) and 2 of them have developed a loud hum which I assume is AC hum. I won't buy Hunter next time.
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