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How To Replace A Pull Chain On A Ceiling Fan


Pull chains are a common way to control a ceiling fan and its light. If you need to replace a pull chain on a ceiling fan, it is not a difficult task. With a few simple steps, you can easily replace a pull chain on your ceiling fan in no time.

The first thing to do is to turn off the power to the fan. Make sure the fan is not running before you begin working on it. You can locate the power switch for the fan and turn it off. If you are unsure about the power switch, shut off the power for the fan at the circuit breaker.

Once you have turned off the power, you will need to remove the fan globe and light fixture. This will give you access to the fan motor and the pull chain. Use a screwdriver to carefully remove the screws that secure the globe and the light fixture.

Once you have removed the globe and the light fixture, you will be able to access the fan motor and the pull chain. You will need to remove the old pull chain. On most ceiling fans, there will be a small plastic cap that covers the pull chain connection. Use a screwdriver to remove this cap. Once it is removed you will be able to pull the chain away from the fan.

You will need to purchase a new pull chain to replace the old one. You can find pull chains at most home improvement stores. Make sure to buy a chain that is the same size as the one you are replacing. Once you have the new chain, you will need to attach it to the fan motor. To do this, locate the two small screws that hold the chain in place. Use a screwdriver to tighten the screws.

Now that the new pull chain is in place, you will need to attach the light fixture and globe back to the fan. Start by attaching the light fixture. Make sure to carefully secure the screws that hold the fixture in place. Once it is securely in place, you can attach the globe. Again, make sure to firmly secure the screws.

The last step is to turn the power back on for the fan. You should now be able to use the new pull chain to control the fan and its light. With just a few simple steps, you can easily replace a pull chain on your ceiling fan.