Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 11
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jenks 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 Smith1994 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 AB0 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 RogO44 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 BobW19 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 R12345 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 Slippy 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 KCBaltz 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