Electrical Home Repairs : How to Repair a Ceiling Fan’s New Pull Chain and Light Switch

Fixing the pull chain and light switch on a ceiling fan requires, among other things, a tool called a circuit tester. Repair a ceiling fan’s new pull chain and light …


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30 Responses to “Electrical Home Repairs : How to Repair a Ceiling Fan’s New Pull Chain and Light Switch”

  1. Well done.. detailed for us rookies. Thanks

  2. Showbiz CEC says:

    What if you're fan doesn't have a pull chain or a
    Light switch?

  3. Dawson Dk says:

    My ciling fan don't have any screws to take out and I don't know what to do its a really old fan 

  4. Kim Cusick says:

    Perfect!  Mine went exactly like yours.  Thank you!

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  6. you make it seem so easy… i took my light fixtures off my fan this morning to see if I could fix my fan pull string but all the wires made me doubt myself and i just put everything back how it was… i really need my fan… it's too hot here! 

  7. very detailed in explanation, makes understanding what to do very simple 

  8. Faheem Abbas says:

    I just replaced my old fan with new one. Everything works great but the fan is wobbling a lot because wont slide lock  in to the wall mount.

  9. vulture591 says:

    I just watched your video went to Ace,bought the parts $10.00 and fixed it myself. Took me longer to drive the the hardware store than it did to fix the light! I figure an electrician, would have charged about $75.00 to come out plus parts would be about $100.00. Thanks for saving me $90.00 today! 

  10. Will this repair also work on the fan pull chain? I purchased a "3 way ceiling fan light switch" from the store. Is this the part I need? Thank you

  11. R.L. Tande says:

    What if I opened my canopy and found that the people who owned the house before had snipped the wires to the switch and just connected the wires from the lights to the top all three white wires from the three lights to the one top lead wire and same with all three black to the one top lead wire with yellow wire nuts. My old switch had been cut and my guess is they just directly wired it. I could not switch the lights on or off I had to unscrew the light bulbs.

  12. kerry smith says:

    my fixture is older..this didn't help

  13. Thank you for the video!

  14. Holly Murphy says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for the confidence to fix my ceiling fan light myself! It was successful! Cheers!

  15. When you get a bill from the hospital for 90,000 for getting electrocuted, I'm going to laugh so hard.

  16. Thanks bro im going to try it

  17. Amanda T says:

    Thank you so much for posting, I was able to fix the fan and light wire by myself. Yeah no $90.00 an hour electrictrian charge. God Bless.

  18. My fan is a bit more complex .It has cloth insulated wires and is antique . Atleast 80 to 90 years old .A new fan seems to be everyones suggestion but I like its look and history .

  19. Enigma says:

    Doing it without the quick connectors at the very end, with normal wire nuts, is really hard!

  20. chrisg801 says:

    Thank you so much. awesome vid

  21. Thank you! I broke my pull chain earlier this week and your video gave me the confidence to replace it myself. I just did it tonight and it works! My grandpa is an electrician and I can't wait to tell him about it the next time I travel home!

  22. Nice video. I'm going to fix mine right now! The only thing you didn't do was show how to use the circuit tester that you mentioned at the beginning. Other than that, very helpful!

  23. Vincent D says:

    @CeilingFanVideosonYT Shit. Must you trash talk everything everybody owns? It's easier to replace a part then to replace the whole fan. You're dumb, obviously. I know I'd repair a pull chain switch before replacing the entire unit. Get a life. 

  24. Lora Schmitt says:

    very good video!


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