Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 13
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ChasW Works OK, but...
The price was right, even though I needed a chrome finish, and only the dark bronze was available. Also, the fan speeds are now reversed in order of operation; I may be able to change that, although I've not yet attempted. The wiring is hit-or-miss, as I had to re-wire the capacitors a couple times in order to achieve proper on/off operation. All in all, however, I got pretty much the desired result: I can now operate the fan on all three speeds, and turn it off. The unsightly dark switch housing on a white fan will be overlooked, in time. However, if I can ever find the CORRECT switch, someday, this one will go in the "spare parts" box!
May 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JimmyJohn Hard to insert existing wires into the switch; instructions are vague
The instructions are very vague about how to actually connect the existing wires to this switch. After a couple of hours of trying I had to call an electrician. The trick is to force the wires into the slots on the sides with a small screwdriver (the paper clip the instructions suggested did not work for me). The little holes on the top of the unit are for releasing the wires.... I had thought that was where you inserted the paper clip when inserting the wires, so I was actually loosening the connections. This product could be designed so much better.! Why? Why should it be so hard? Even the electrician said its tricky to install. There are a bunch of YouTube videos and instruction on the internet but none of them cover this aspect.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SwitchReviewer Worked fine
Replaced switch KTEE87438 308A from a fan bought in the 80's, worked like a champ , all 3 speeds functional and easy to install.
October 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JackNimble Awful product
The directions are vague and do not explain how to wire product. The inputs also do not hold wires, or will not release them. Went through 2 of these that do not work. Will have to tape wires into place. Terrible.
August 31, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by fisherguy fairly easy to install
we needed a switch to replace the one in harbor light ceiling fan, as the chain broke off. This replacement switch does NOT work in a 3 speed fan. Does not work to replace existing switch. Fan goes to 3 speeds and will not turn off. We have bought 2 so far ! Also have been consulting a prof. electrician. He said it's possible they are "bad " switches and try some more..Really ?
It was suggested we get a 4 speed switch..but we don't think they exist.. what to do ???
August 23, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Redaye Doesn't work on a Hampton Bay fan.
Does not work on a Hampton Bay Fan. Customer bought one.....it did not work. Unknowingly, we bought the same switch and could not get it to work also. Get a three speed fan switch that works on a Hampton Bay fan & put is that section of the store, vice the Westinghouse.
November 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by isctg My previous complaint may not be fault of this switch
So I called hunter customer service and it turns out that perhaps the reason this thing is not working because the switch that Hunter uses is actually proprietary, so the only way to get a replacement switch is through Hunter. However, I wouldn't give this switch a great rating because after only several months of use I broke the chain while pulling on it.
February 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MakingDoWithLess Does the job
Seems equivalent to a Zing Ear ZE-238S switch in my unknown-manufacturer's 3-speed ceiling fan. (Off, high, med, low speeds. No light. Markings L-1-2-3 counterclockwise on body, black wire at 3)
Had to research by myself to figure out this was the equivalent model. Would be nice if Home Depot made it easier to cross-reference parts.
June 8, 2013