I have a Pro Standard pedestal fan that was purchased from Lowes
probably 8-10 years ago. It has good velocity and fairly sturdy
construction (metal blades, etc)- except for the 3 speed switch which
I have tried searching for a replacement switch and haven't been able
to find much at all. I paid pretty good money for it and would like
to be able to fix it rather than pitch it.
Can someone help me please?
Have you tried contacting the manufacturer? Do you have a picture or a
circuit diagram? Is the switch located where you can retrofit a
replacement? Do you actually use all the different speeds or are you like
me and have it always at the same setting? If the latter is the case it's
pretty easy to convert it to a single speed fan with a little soldering.
Much easier to suggest fixes in detail with some photos, especially of the
The name on the front of the fan is Pro Standard. I haven't been able
to identify anything about the manufacturer. The switch is just
bolted onto the fan cage. It would be nice to have different speeds,
but if the only alternative is one speed, that would do I suppose.
I'm attaching links to photos below:
remove the switch. wire it straight through so that it's on high speed all
the time. make a 3 position switch by using a box that you mount a ceiling
fan 3 position switch into. the box would have a cord/plug on one side of
the switch, and a normal socket on the other side, that you can then plug
the fan into.
Looks like there is a capacitor hanging off the speed controller..
Can you figure out the wiring from what is left of the switch? If you
could, it is possible a 3-way lamp switch might be kluged to give you
at least tqo motor speeds.
My best idea would be to disassemble the fan, remove the switch, then
find one that matches both the specifications and size through
McMaster-Carr, Digi-Key, etc.
Useta be that there would be good electronics supply stores around
where you could just walk in and they'd have what you needed, but
there's only one around here that I know of (metro DC area) haven't
really seen a good and helpful one since I moved out of Michigan some
10 years ago.
Is someone having a bad day? Believe it or not, I know the difference
between google groups and usenet. I also know many other technical
things like that AOL is not "the internet". :P
I rarely get on usenet- my ISP stopped access to usenet and i'm not
going to pay some place for a subscription service etc. This google
account is old- and I'm not a heavy usenet user. Go have a beer, it's
Maybe someone will reply to this so this internet snob can read it.
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