I installed a Lutron 'Maestro' fan/light wall switch (adjustable/dimmer) for a Hudson Bay fan with light. The instructions recommend 'disconnect pull chains' ... The fan operates currently at just one speed (high) ...

There is a capacitor attached to the pull chain switch, do I disconnect that too?

Do I need to by-pass or splice wires?

  • Does this mean I put the fan on the lowest setting, middle or highest with the pull chain? The wall switch doesn't seem to affect the speed.
    – Vic
    Commented May 29, 2017 at 15:10

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Step 15 of these instructions suggest disconnecting (removing) the pull chain extentions, meaning the extra length of chain hanging down for convenience. It doesn't suggest disconnecting the switch itself (i.e. no internal fan re-wiring is needed).

FWIW - Lutrons instructions are very easy to misinterpret in this step, I can see how you arrived at this point.

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