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How to replace the pull chain for a Hunter ceiling fan?

Pull chain for the fan came off from the inside of the body. We took it apart and attempted to re-install a chain inside the loop, however it doesn't rotate.

Please advise if this part needs to be purchased or can it be fixed?

Thank you.

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Posted 2013-09-07T16:44:16+0000  by joemag90 joemag90

Hey joemag90,


Thanks for your question and welcome to the community!


I'm going with the assumption that your pull chain went for your fan motor, since you referred to your blades aren't rotating.


A light kit pull chain is different than the fan speed since it has more wires involved. You'll need to remember what wires went to what position (L-1-2-3). Without knowing what you had or have now, you'll need to re-wire it so that it is effectively working.


Let me know if you have any further questions,



Posted 2013-09-11T17:14:07+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL

Hello joemag90!


When the chain breaks inside the fan housing, it is typically broken inside the switch.


At that point, you simply replace the 3-Speed Fan Switch rather than trying to fix the chain.

3-speed Fan Switch.jpg

Since you've already "taken it apart," you're only a few small steps away from replacing the switch.



Before beginning any electrical repair, make certain the breaker is off.


Referencing the image above, unscrew the brass tip, detach the wires, and remove the old switch from the housing.


Reverse the process to install the new switch ... a photo taken before removing the original switch is often helpful.


This switch works on most fans and your Electrical Associate can help you locate the replacement.


When you click the breaker back on, you should be able to pull the chain to transition through the speeds.



Make certain you purchase the 3-Speed Fan Switch.


On the same display, you will also find an On-Off Light Switch that looks almost identical but does not perform the same function.

Posted 2013-09-12T14:13:48+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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