I have a high ceiling fan, so last year had an electrician install a switch
to change the 3 speed settings. There was already an on/off switch, he just
changed to a switch that is on/off, with a small bar to the left of the
switch that slides up and down into three positions for high, medium, and
Now that winter is over and we just turned the fan on, I notice that the fan
doesn't go above medium speed. It is at the low speed at the low setting,
medium speed at medium setting, but only medium speed (no faster) at high
Is this a simple connection issue at the switch, or something else?
On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 16:33:50 -0400, "Dimitrios Paskoudniakis"
Dang, that's what I was going to say.
You may have to take out the new switch and put in a simple toggle
temporarily and find out if high speed is still there and the new
swtich is the problem.
You had highspeed last fall? Seems like there are only two choies,
the fan or the new swtich.
BTW, I have a 3 speed table fan at my desk, also controlled by a lamp
dimmer, and and the fan itself is not on the highest speed. You're
right of course it would have to be on high to get the highest speed,
but I only want low speeds, just not so low the fan stops spinning.
So I'm acquainted with your setup.
Turn the power off to the fan. remove the speed control and disconnect it
from the house wiring. Connect the two wires together, not including any
possible ground wires. Turn power back on and see if it works now on "hi"
speed. If so, you have a bad control, if not, you may have a four speed pull
chain on the fan or something bad on the fan's internal speed control
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