Pull chain for light on ceiling fan broke on off position.?

 The light kit is hard wired to the fan.  It is a two wire light and the there are no connections to separate, the wire is directly wired to the fan.   usually there are wire nut connectors which are simple to remove and replace with new switch.  This fan has no such connectors.  one wire is soldered directley to fan motor and the other end is solder to the light assembly.  Is there any way to repair this , or at least to turn the light on.  The wires fit extremely tightly into the the little light kit, there is no room whatever to work with .  any suggestions?


jeff-o7 years ago
Cut the wires and connect a new switch.  If there isn't enough room to use wire nut connectors or marrs, then solder the wires using a western union joint and cover with heat shrink.
yelgab (author) 7 years ago
 the pull cord is attached with a standard 2 wire pull chain switch.  The problem is that there is no way to disconnect the wires-they would have to be cut-
NachoMahma7 years ago
.  If the chain is broken off so that you can't get to it, you will need to replace the switch. You can find the right switch at most hardware stores.
.  A new switch will have a few inches of wire attached, so turn off ALL power to the fan and light (there may be power coming straight from the breaker/fuse box, so just turning off the wall switch may not be enough), clip the wires close to the old switch, remove the old switch by unscrewing the collar that the chain passed through, install the new switch and use small wire nuts to rewire. Put everything back together and hold your breath while you turn the power back on.
lemonie7 years ago
You've only talked about the wiring - how is the pull-cord attached (or not through being broken)?

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