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Westinghouse

Model 7728800

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Antique Brass Replacement 3-Speed Fan Switch

$4.47 /each

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Fan switches can break over time. The Westinghouse 3-Speed Ceiling Fan Switch is for use in dual-capacitor ceiling fans. Replacing the fan switch is a cost-effective alternative to buying a new fan. This four-wire unit switch gives you complete control over your fan's rotation speed. The RU and CSA certified switch can handle a fan maximum of 3 Amp at 250-Volt or 6 Amp at 125-Volt. It comes with a antique brass pull chain and 2-foot braided cord. Complete installation instructions are included. Before replacing your existing fan switch, be sure to write down the color and exact position of each wire. This will be needed when installing the new replacement switch. Westinghouse is a trusted, global brand. Westinghouse knows lighting and offers products with exceptional quality, reliability and functionality. Product reference number 77288.

  • Compatible with dual-capacitor ceiling fans and can handle a fan maximum of 3 Amp at 250-Volt or 6 Amp at 125-Volt
  • Replace a broken 3-speed fan switch on your existing ceiling fan
  • Antique brass finish complements many ceiling fans
  • Includes fan switch, pull chain, 2-foot braided cord and installation instructions
  • RU and CSA certified 4-wire unit switch
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How do I know if I have a single or dual capictor fan. My Fan is a hunter bay and I do not see any model name or number on top of trhe fan

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July 24, 2015
My Fan is a hunter bay and I do not see any model name or number on top of the fan. I have looked repeatedly for this information on the fan and it is not there.
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August 2, 2016
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Look closely at the electronic components in the fan in the same general area as the switch to be replaced. Any capacitors will be marked with the capacitance value in microFarads, the symbol for which is "μF". If you only see one value, like "5μF", then you have a single-capacitor fan. If there are two, like "2μF" and "5μF", then you have a dual-capacitor fan. The appearance of capacitors can vary a lot Read More
Look closely at the electronic components in the fan in the same general area as the switch to be replaced. Any capacitors will be marked with the capacitance value in microFarads, the symbol for which is "μF". If you only see one value, like "5μF", then you have a single-capacitor fan. If there are two, like "2μF" and "5μF", then you have a dual-capacitor fan. The appearance of capacitors can vary a lot and often more than one can be packaged together. In my fan, they were housed in a small, black, rectangular box-like package and marked with two different capacitance values. Keep in mind that it's possible your fan could have one, two, or even three capacitors. Read Less
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June 14, 2016
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If you have a single black module with 2 wires, it is a single capacitor, single black module with 3 wires will be 2 capacitors. It should also list microfarad - (mu)F values on the module. If it shows 2 values, you have a dual capacitor
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November 24, 2015
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A single black box does not always mean it is a single capacitor fan. The single black box can hold 2 capacitors inside. Try to get the capacitor or fan # to look up capacitor.
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August 17, 2015
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I black module equals single capictor...thnx
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August 16, 2015
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If the existing switch is wired to two separate small black blocks, that should mean you have two capacitors. Mine were labeled 1.75uf and 3.75uf and each block had only two wires coming out of it. If you have a single block with 3+ wires coming out, you have a single capacitor.
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August 8, 2015
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remove the screws holding the housing that has the switches, separate it and look inside. You'll see 2 if its a dual cap.
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July 27, 2015
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Hello,
This is not our ceiling fan. Please contact the manufacturer of your fan. They should have the specs on that fan.
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I have a 3-speed Hampton and the chain broke inside the switch. I installed the Westinghouse replacement 77288 and now the fan wil not stop.

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Bettendorf, IA
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July 12, 2016
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You need the Westinghouse 77286 - single capacitor.
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May 18, 2016
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I tried the 77288 as a replacement for the Well Tec E116997 and ended up with the same results: three high speeds and a low speed, but no off.
It looks like the correct replacement for the Well Tec E116997 is a Zing Ear ZE-268S6.
The E116997 internal switch connections are: Off=L-nothing; High=L-1; Medium=L-2&3; Low=L-3 and according to this website, Read More
I tried the 77288 as a replacement for the Well Tec E116997 and ended up with the same results: three high speeds and a low speed, but no off.
It looks like the correct replacement for the Well Tec E116997 is a Zing Ear ZE-268S6.
The E116997 internal switch connections are: Off=L-nothing; High=L-1; Medium=L-2&3; Low=L-3 and according to this website, http://www.kenselectronics.com/lists/switches.htm#4Wire, they're the same for the ZE-268S6.
Good luck! Read Less
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April 2, 2016
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I don't have an answer ; I have the same problem with the same product.
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April 1, 2016
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Hello,
This sounds like the replacement speed switch is not compatible with your fan. Please contact the manufacturer of the fan.
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3 speed fan switch Single Capacitor vs Dual Capacitor

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July 10, 2016
How can you tell and what's the difference or does it really matter can one replace the other ?
In the package they look the same!
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Look closely at the electronic components in the fan in the same general area as the switch to be replaced. Any capacitors will be marked with the capacitance value in microFarads, the symbol for which is "μF". If you only see one value, like "5μF", then you have a single-capacitor fan. If there are two, like "2μF" and "5μF", then you have a dual-capacitor fan. The appearance of capacitors can vary a lot Read More
Look closely at the electronic components in the fan in the same general area as the switch to be replaced. Any capacitors will be marked with the capacitance value in microFarads, the symbol for which is "μF". If you only see one value, like "5μF", then you have a single-capacitor fan. If there are two, like "2μF" and "5μF", then you have a dual-capacitor fan. The appearance of capacitors can vary a lot and often more than one can be packaged together. In my fan, they were housed in a small, black, rectangular box-like package and marked with two different capacitance values. Keep in mind that it's possible your fan could have one, two, or even three capacitors. Read Less
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July 12, 2016
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The type of speed switch needed depends on the capacitor or capacitors that are in the ceiling fan. You would need to check with your ceiling fan manufacturer for the compatible switch needed for your fan.
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My ceiling fan originally had Well tec E116997 switch with four positions marked L, 3, 1, 2 (counter-clockwise). THD website crossed it to the double capacitor, which I tried and it didn't work. I returned to the store and purchased the single capacitor, installed it, and it is working perfectly.
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Can you tell me how to L-1,2,3 wiring should be color coded?

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I have a Hunter Fan and I broke the pull chain. I replaced it with the Westinghouse 7728800 switch, but now it's only operating on 2 speeds and won't turn off...
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April 2, 2016
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I wouldnt cut any wires until the part is bought.bring home and wire it as it sits in the fan.one wire at a time.
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This is wired the same as a ZING-EAR 208s and replaced the switch in my fan which has two capacitors (two black blocks labeled 1.75uf and 3.75uf) wired into the switch.
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Hi Do4sef,
To find out your exact wiring configuration (as there is no 'standard' version of it), you'll need to see how the existing switch was wired.
This, or calling Hunter directly at 1-888-830-1326, will be the only way to figure out how to successfully wire your fan switch.
If you contact Hunter, be sure to have the 5 digit model of the fan, which is located on top of the motor housing.
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Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not a replacement for Hunter ceiling fan: Well Tec E116997 I bought this for replacement for a hunter ceiling fan; Well Tec E116997. It did not work properly. I had to return. The correct replacement for the wel tec is either Zing Ear ZE 268s6 or Lowe's 33905. I bought the 33905. That worked find for me. May 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Well tec E116997 My original ceiling fan had switch Well tec E116997 with four positions marked L, 3, 1, 2 (counter-clockwise). The Home Depot website states this is the replacement switch. When I got this switch installed, and cycled through the positions I had low, high, high, high - no medium and no off. The correct switch is the single capacitor - Westinghouse 77286 with four positions marked L, 1, 2, 3. I matched the wires to the new positions and the ceiling fan works in all four positions. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install and worked perfectly I purchased this switch for an Aloha brand fan with two capacitors. I simply inserted the wiring in the same configuration as the original switch and it worked correctly. The switch can be disassembled easily if it's difficult to insert the wires through the ports. The antique brass finish also matched my fan perfectly. August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Did not work for me. I'm a pretty handy guy, and I've wasted valuable time replacing the existing piece of plastic junk switches on 2 fans in my home due to the pull chains breaking off up inside the switches. One fan a Hunter - the other a Hampton Bay. After connecting these replacement switches properly (Correct colors in correct holes, good solid connections) I was left with 1 fan speed only on each fan. Repeated pulls of new chain did not change the speed. Thanks to some internet research, the recommended replacement switch at Lowe's (#0033905) worked perfectly. I have told the family to pull chain GENTLY! These are cheaply made as well. If I got the wrong thing at Home Depot, I apologize for the bad review since I see that some folks have had some success with this one. June 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Note this does NOT replace a Zing Ear 208s6. Just wanted to note that this is a Zing Ear 268S2 (stamped on the item as such). A 268S2 is NOT the same as a 268S6, which is a replacement for a 208S6. If you have a 208S6, like I do, or a 268S6, and try to use this as a replacement you'll find that you have 4 speeds and no off. You can find details at the zingear dot com website. May 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Incomplete Home Depot product spec I bought your fan switch hoping that all manufacturers have commonality with the 4 wire contacts. But they are NOT. Hunter fans use position 1 as off, position 2 with L connected to pin 1, position 3 with L connected to pins 2 and 3, and position 4 with L connected to pin 3. I suggest you put a schematic symbol or functional representation of the Westinghouse switch on your spec page. Thank you. June 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works, what more do you want? Hooked it up today, didn't have the old one to match color coded wire so only had to switch 2 wires after installation for the proper fan speed order. Works fine but it's plastic so how long it will last is yet to be determined. No idea what make my fan is but it has a dual capacitor block: 1.5uF and 2.5uF. Mine works properly with the L: black 1: yellow (1.5uF) 2: purple (2.5uF) and 3: orange (full power to direction switch), not sure if this is electrically logical but that's the way it works. Use a tiny screwdriver to push down tabs if needed to insert and remove tinned wired, be gentle. It's also a good idea, after shutting off power to circuit, to ground the capacitor leads for a couple seconds lest you want to have a shocking experience. March 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Replaces ZING-EAR 208s Replaced the ZING-EAR 208s switch in my Hampton Bay fan. I dropped a star because it feels very plasticky, but it does work. August 16, 2015
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