I have two Hunter ceiling fans which are about 5 years old, and which
receive a relatively low amount of use (pretty much only in the
summer). They have always been set on "high" and they used to rotate
at the same rate.
Some time ago, it was obvious that one of the fans was rotating
noticeably slower than the other, even though both fans were set on
"high." Upon further inspection, it seemed like the trouble might lie
in the speed switch for the slower fan -- both fans rotated at the
same rate when both were set at medium, and the troubled fan seemed to
rotate at the same rate regardless of whether the switch was set to
"high" or "medium."
It seemed to me that the switch might be broken, and that instead of
going "off-high-medium-low" on successive chain pulls, it was going
Hunter was nice enough to send me an identical replacement switch, but
after replacing the switch, I find that the problem persists.
I can't imagine that I wired it wrong because all I had to do was to
replicate the original wiring plan of: Black = L, Brown = 2, Green 3, Gray = 1. Is there any wiring plan that would produce the apparent
"off-medium-medium-low" pattern I have?
I notice many of the wires crammed into that small space connect to
other wires via plastic connectors, and I imagine that if there was
some bad connection, the fan wouldn't rotate at all, right? Or might
it be the case that a bad connection could allow the fan to rotate but
prevent it from going to high?
Some time ago, this fan suffered a slight trauma when a blade hit a
ladder I was carrying; it slightly dented one blade. Also, it may be
worth noting that neither fan wobbles much at all, but the troubled
fan does wobble a bit more than its mate. I don't think the slight
trauma, nor the slight wobble are serious enough to noticeably impact
the performance of the fan, but I just thought I'd mention those
So, any guesses as to what can be wrong, and how I should go about
further diagnosing or repairing it?
Thanks very much for any advice,