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Irwin Stuart
Jun 6, 2007, 10:24 AM
Hello:
I have removed the well tec E116997 switch as the chain broke off in the housing. I have
Replaced the chain but cant get the right combination of positioning to get the pull sequence. I can buy a 3 pull light switch but don't know if that would be safe.There is a
Capacitor in the circuit for the 3 speeds. I have googled the above switch mfg and cant
Locate. I think if I could locate well tec for a switch I would be O.K.
Can you give me any suggestions.
Thanks:
Irwin

ballengerb1
Jun 6, 2007, 11:10 AM
This isn't an answer to your question but it may be of help. When you remove the switch take a close look at where the chain connects. Sometimes you can remove the last remaining brass ball and install a new piece of chain without buying a switch.

ceilingfanrepair
Jun 6, 2007, 11:46 AM
The easiest thing is to call Hunter and get them to send you the correct switch.

Ceiling fan pull chain replacement and repair - Ceiling Fans N More (http://www.ceiling-fans-n-more.com/ceiling-fan-pullchain-replacement-and-repair.php)

Handsome Brad
Jul 4, 2007, 12:10 PM
I'm replacing my switch now... it broke. Here is the sequencing for the wires
L - Black
1 - Gray
2 - Brown
3 - Green

Hope this helps. I did find a place on line that sells the switches, but they're about $15. Let me know if you want the web address and I can reply.

Stratmando
Jul 4, 2007, 05:04 PM
If above colors are not what you have, and not yet fixed.
Let us know what colors you have.
Are you saying original switch is good, just need to reconnect wires?

ajayjt
Jul 17, 2008, 07:36 AM
I'm replacing my switch now...it broke. Here is the sequencing for the wires
L - Black
1 - Gray
2 - Brown
3 - Green

Hope this helps. I did find a place on line that sells the switches, but they're about $15. Let me know if you want the web address and I can reply.


Can I know the address where this switch is available?

ceilingfanrepair
Jul 17, 2008, 12:51 PM
It depends on the make of the fan. But for manufacturers that are no longer in business:

CeilingFanParts.com Home (http://www.ceilingfanparts.com)

Techret
Sep 4, 2008, 03:14 PM
Just received 4 fan switches direct from Hunter Fans. New Switches are "ZING EAR"-
ZE268S6. $3.00 each + $5.00 shipping. They work flawlessly. I have 3 older Hunter fans, all three are different models, but use the same switch. They are wired L=black 1=grey, 2= brown, 3=green
The connections are:#1/ Off=no connections.
#2/ high = L to#1
#3/ med=L to #2 &#3
#4/ low=L to #3


Previous experience with Home Depot switches, even though they looked exactely the same as the originals, even had the same number (JIN YOU E70489) was that they would not work properly because the enternals were connected different than the original switches. A call to Hunter confirmed the problem with the Home Depot switches. The folks at Hunter were great to deal with.
Hope this helps. Dave

ceilingfanrepair
Sep 4, 2008, 08:14 PM
Hunter is known for good customer service. $3 is a great deal.

khans52
Sep 17, 2008, 06:36 PM
Hunter is known for good customer service. $3 is a great deal.
All, I just had the same dilemna with the Home Depot switch: looks very close to Hunter switch, but when wired appropriately, my 3 speeds and "off" are:
-Click 1: Fan on High
-Click 2: Fan on High
-Click 3: Fan on High
-Click 4: Fan on Medium
Looks like I'm going to be calling Hunter next. Thanks for your help.

ceilingfanrepair
Sep 18, 2008, 11:20 AM
Hunter should be able to send you the correct switch.

russellt00
May 11, 2009, 10:42 PM
This isn't an answer to your question but it may be of help. When you remove the switch take a close look at where the chain connects. Sometimes you can remove the last remaining brass ball and install a new piece of chain without buying a switch.

Does anyone know how to "remove the last remaining brass ball and install a new piece of chain"? My pull chain broke off inside the switch. I have my fan motor housing open and I have identified the Well Tec switch... but I can't figure out how to get the remaining brass balls (I think there are 2-3) out, and get the pull chain back in, to start using the switch again. All ideas appreciated!

Russ

Stratmando
May 12, 2009, 04:42 AM
russellt00, If is held together by plastic clips, you may be able to dissemble and remove little piece of chain left, and install new chain,
A little tricky, If not, switch will need to be replaced.

ceilingfanrepair
May 12, 2009, 08:56 PM
I find it easier to replace the whole switch, once you open it it will USUALLY come loose again.

Ceiling fan pull chain replacement and repair - Ceiling Fans N More (http://www.ceiling-fans-n-more.com/ceiling-fan-pullchain-replacement-and-repair.php)

Stratmando
May 13, 2009, 06:31 AM
If it is coming loose then a swith would be a good soultion, if the chain is breaking, then a new chain can fix. As hard as getting the spring in correctly, I still find it easier than locating the correct one.

Stratmando
May 13, 2009, 06:42 AM
Took some searching, couldn't find on above listed link, did find this:
Ozark Ceiling fan parts & accessories (http://ozarkceilingfan.com/)

ceilingfanrepair
May 18, 2009, 08:26 PM
Strat you do realize that two switches can have the same # but still be different contacts?

Stratmando
May 19, 2009, 05:17 AM
I do know fan switches to be one of the biggest pains. That's why, if the chain broke and switch can be dissembled, I choose to add a new chain, than look for a new switch.
Thanks

ceilingfanrepair
May 19, 2009, 03:24 PM
I understand your point. I just haven't had good luck with it.

Wishboner
May 28, 2010, 09:31 AM
Decided to give Hunter customer service and I'm glad I did. For $11.99 (including shipping) they sent me a replacement switch. Apparently all Hunter fans use the same switch now as the one they sent me is different from the original (over 20 years old). They sent me a Zing Ear, model ZE-26856. I did have to call them back for replacement instructions cause the original switch had connections for two black wire in the "L" position and the new switch only accommodated one black wire. I then noticed that there really was only one black wire which had been split into two wires and each had it's own "L" position on the old switch. I simply removed the wire nut holding the two black wires being split off the main single black wire and removed one of the black wires. The pattern for hooking up the wires is just as I have seen many other places on the internet... L=black, 1=gray, 2=brown, and 3= green. It was a ten minute job to replace and saved me the cost of having to buy a brand new fan.

ceilingfanrepair
Jun 22, 2010, 12:36 AM
Hunter has good customer service. Much better than other "H" brands.

jkosoglow
May 29, 2011, 06:13 PM
Not sure if I can still get an answer. My wire colors are

Black
Yellow
Brown
Blue

It's a casablanca fan. Anybody know the wire configuration

JoePan
Jun 2, 2012, 10:58 AM
Please send the web address for the switch I need one thanks

inhometherapy
Jul 7, 2012, 11:01 AM
I am looking for a reputable Hunter Ceiling fan person to fix my fan. The motor seems to not be working and the dim switch as well.
Thank you
Elizabeth

inhometherapy
Jul 7, 2012, 11:03 AM
I am looking for a reputable Hunter Ceiling fan electrician who can fix my fan. Can you recommend anyone? Near Queens NY.
Thanks Elizabeth

cfarrington
Oct 14, 2012, 08:21 AM
Would you be kind enough to send me the web address where I can order one of these switches. I have the Well Tec E116997 also and need a replacement.

Thank you

Chris Farrington.
Christopherfarrington@gmail.com

tlw948
Jan 12, 2013, 12:37 PM
I need to know where you purchased your Hunter ceiling fan 3-way switch by WELL TEC (part # E116997). Thank you.

millers15
May 19, 2013, 10:40 AM
True-I took apart my fan switch and removed the few remaining chain balls and replaced with a new chain. Pay attention to how switch goes back together as you dismantle switch. It took a little patience -you have to have the spring in the correct position, then the plastic piece that sits on top of the spring has to be on the correct side of the switch base, and the other half of the switch might have a trick or two. On that half, the little bent metal pieces that create connections between each wire and the center hub might come out. Just replace them with needle-nose pliers. Backing up to dismantling the switch in the first place: on some switches like mine you can pry back 3 plastic snaps and dismantle the switch. Maybe on some switches they are permanently sealed once assembled. Anyway, on mine, once everything is back in place, you just carefully snap the two halves back together.