Broken pull cord for ceiling fan

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Old 07-01-19, 09:14 AM
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Broken pull cord for ceiling fan

Pull on fan cord and it busted off. Is this fixable?

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Old 07-01-19, 09:28 AM
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If the pull chain is still attached to the switch [and working] you can add to the chain, even attach a decorative end if you want. If it's not working or the chain has come loose internally it isn't a big deal to replace the switch.
 
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Old 07-01-19, 11:07 PM
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It's not a big deal to change the switch BUT you need to get the right one. There are three different pull chain switches for three speed fans. Your replacement switch must match the same letters and location.

Be sure to ID and take pictures of the switch wiring. If you lose that.... the job is much harder.

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Old 07-03-19, 05:24 AM
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AND, don't forget to ensure power is off, preferably at breaker.
 
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Old 07-08-19, 10:39 PM
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Any links or instructions for changing the switch?
 
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Old 07-09-19, 10:55 PM
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Pull the switch base down and you'll see the connecting wires and which terminals they are on. Like I mentioned..... you need to locate the proper switch. You don't need to drop the fan to work on the pull switches.
 
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Old 07-10-19, 06:04 AM
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If you search it on YouTube, likely to be dozens of tutorials, but as Pete says it's pretty straight forward.
 
 

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