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Old 01-08-2012, 12:10 PM   #1
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3 way fan switch.


I have a 3 way ceiling fan switch that I'm replacing. The old switch is a Santa switch with 5 wires. I replaced it with another Santa switch that only has a place for 4 wires. I attached the 4 wires and left off the gray wire. The fan works but only has one speed. Can this switch be adapted to run all the speeds?

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I have a 3 way ceiling fan switch that I'm replacing. The old switch is a Santa switch with 5 wires. I replaced it with another Santa switch that only has a place for 4 wires. I attached the 4 wires and left off the gray wire. The fan works but only has one speed. Can this switch be adapted to run all the speeds?
what is a Santa switch?

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Not likely. If the fan needs five wires I don't see how you can make four wires work.
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