Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 15
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rehabinator 3-speed fan switch
This item matched the switches original to our Hunter fan model in appearance only. Both are set up for triple capacitor hook ups. This switch did not work correctly for the Hunter model ceiling fans we have, when metered with respect to the correct wiring hookup it functions as High - low - off - off, not high-medium-low-off as in the original fan switch. There are three versions of this switch that have different cam configurations to yield various speed -on-off control to the fan. Home depot listings make no distinction as to application other than being suitable for a triple capacitor switch replacement. It may or may not have the correct cam configuration to function a 3-speed fan as intended. I found an online supplier that has the information necessary to choose the correct switch configuration based on the speed-on-off sequence required by the various fans models in use.
October 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gm better know what your doing
There are 2 configurations for the triple capacitor switch type and no information about the type you are buying. The difference is how the contacts are made inside the switch and it is cycled through the various speeds. My old switch was different from the new. Both configurations can be used with a triple capacitor fan but the new switch may need to be wired differently that the one being replaced.
September 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer it didn't work
It said it would work but it didn't. Another review I read said it didn't work for the same reason mine didn't work. The wires wouldn't stay in the switch. Guess I should have listened. Good luck.
August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rick Does not work.
This replacement switch does not look like the original switch in the Hampton Bay ceiling fan. It has two layers instead one. Thus, there are eight holes for four wires, whereas the original switch had only four holes for the four wires. There are no instructions. The wires can be inserted too easily. There is no positive connection so the wires readily come loose. Unlike other switches, there are no release mechanisms to disengage to the wires.
I guessed that a single layer of the switch would be equivalent to the original switch so I connected the four wires in the same positions as in the original switch. It did not work.
October 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Al Got what I need
Was really easy to install the switch, will recommend to a friend
December 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by George Two bad switches from HD.
I purchased this switch and when I tested it at home I found that one of the wire connection would not except the wire. I returned it and got a new on which also was bad, the same way.
November 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by flzen Worked fine
I'm not that handy, but this was really easy to replace.
1) look to see which colors go in which numbered hole on your current one.
2) snip wires and strip new wire, or use something to insert into the old holes to remove the current wire. I just cut mine and twisted the ends
3) Use an ice pick or something to make sure the spring loaded clip inside the new one is working. I just stuck an ice pick in to loosen it up, then twisted wires and stuck them in. Worked fine
4) took about 10 minutes total after I removed the housing
5) a wire stripper is a good investment and makes this easier
April 11, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dad Only available replacement for original
The pull chain broke inside the 3-speed switch in the NuTone ceiling fan in my daughter's bedroom. Even though I had the paperwork that came with the fan which included the model and part numbers Home Depot didn't have the exact replacement; this was the closest I could find. I had to order it from Home Depot and have it shipped free of charge to the Home Depot nearest my home. The original switch failed in the on position so I was forced to do what must be done before working on an installed ceiling fan: Open the circuit breaker. Note carefully which color wire goes where in the switch being removed. This replacement allows the fan to be turned off, but when turned on there are only two speeds, which are not much different from each other. I tried contacting the manufacturer, Broan-NuTone, and gave them my model and part numbers, but they don't have the exact replacement even though we bought the fan new in 2012.
September 22, 2015