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The chain probably connects to a small switch inside the fan body. If you open the fan up, you can see if there's enough chain left to attach a new length of chain.

If the chain is completely broken off the switch, you can replace the switch. They are inexpensive and easy to find at most hardware stores.

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Yes, you can replace the pull chain itself and/or the switch. On most fans there is a chain on the side for the fan - it's usually one pull for fast, another for medium, a third for slow and a fourth for off. The pull chain for the lamp is in the middle on the bottom of the fan, just below the lamp(s).

Most ceiling fans with lamps have three small screws you remove at the very base of the lamp. You can unscrew the base and carefully pull it down. If it looks like something you can repair or replace, turn off breaker or remove the fuse that controls the lamp before you continue.

The switch is easily removed and disconnected, but one thing you have to watch out for. Many fans do not just use a simple on-off pull chain switch. Some fan lights use a fixture with three or four lamps, and the pull switch will turn on one lamp on the first pull, two with the 2nd pull and all of them on the 3rd pull, then the next pull turns it all off. The switch will have 3 or 4 wires, and you should make sure you label the wires so you can put them back properly.


As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.

Before you do any work yourself,

on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,

always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.




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Q: How for a ceiling fan or lamp fitting can you re-attach the light pull chain which has been pulled off?
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How for a ceiling fan or lamp fitting can you re attach the light pull chain which has been pulled off?

If the chain has pulled loose inside the lamp switch you will have to replace the switch with a new one. You can purchase them at any hardware store.

How can I turn off the ceiling fan without the cord?

I am guessing your pull chain broke the last time you turned it on, so here is what I would do in that case. Get yourself another piece of pull chain or even the broken piece you have left over, find a ball chain coupling and reattach it to the loose piece of chain. Turn off the circuit breaker feeding the fan. You`ll know you have the right one when the fan stops. Remove the cover with the hole that the chain went through, attach the coupling and the new piece of chain. Feed the chain through the hole it goes through and reattach the cover. Turn on the breaker and it`s fixed.

How do you reattach a chain pull for an old ceiling light?

If the old chain has been complete pulled out of the fan, then your only option will be to replace the switch located inside the fan. there are usually 3-5 wires connected to this switch. These switches are typically available at most home improvement centers, but note that there are several types. And it is best to bring the old switch with you. But consider that this repair is on 110VAC household current. And is best done by a qualified service person or electrician. Incorrectly installing the switch can lead to safety &amp; fire hazards.

How do you use a ceiling fan?

In order to use a ceiling fan a person just needs to turn the ceiling fan on. Some ceiling fans are turned on by flipping of a switch. For some, you need to pull the chain of the ceiling fan.

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