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How to Wire a Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan Switch

Dave Donovan

Ceiling fans are great for keeping the temperature even in your home and can dramatically reduce your demand for air conditioning. But what good is a ceiling fan if its switch is broken? Since Harbor Breeze is one of the most commonly purchased brands of ceiling fans on the market, here is how to wire a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan switch.

  1. Turn off the circuit that delivers power to the ceiling fan.

  2. Unscrew and remove the three screws that keep the switch canopy in place. Gently pull the canopy down to open it.

  3. Test the interior wiring for any signs of voltage using the touch-type voltage tester.

  4. Remove any dangles that may be attached to the pull chain.

  5. Remove the cap that secures the pull-chain switch to the canopy. Set the canopy aside.

  6. Remove the wire connectors that connect the two wires from the pull-chain switch to the motor's wiring harness.

  7. Connect the new pull-chain switch's two wires to the two wires the old switch was connected to. Make sure the wire connectors are on tight, and wrap each one with electrical tape for added protection against dead shorts.

  8. Insert the new switch's chain and threaded nipple through the inside of the canopy. Secure it in place by screwing the cap over the threaded nipple.

  9. Gently stuff all of the wiring back inside the fan's body and align the canopy so that the three screw holes on the ridge of the canopy line up with the three holes on the fan body.

  10. Screw in the three canopy screws and replace any dangles you removed from the old switch chain.

  11. Turn the circuit back on and test your new fan switch to make sure it is working properly.