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.
home depot and lowes has them for about $3.00.... if its the light swith
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......
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.
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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