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I don't even know if this is possible but a friend has a fan switch that has what i think is called a rheostat on the back of the switch itself. IT has gone bad but they don't repop the switch that i have found so far and he doesn't want to spend a $100 for one that is on ebay, doesn't have internet on top of that. But my question is, does anyone rebuild these, like an electrical shop or is there such a thing?

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That is a resistor, it’s what gives you your different fan speeds. It should still work on high as no resistor is used on high. Two resistors are used on low and one on medium.
I would check with Radio Shack and you should be able to solder a replacement in place.
 

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Great answer 44. My fan HIGH went out, now I know it is not a problem with the resistor.
 

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Put a test light on the fan leads. The light should tell the story.
 

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Will tell him. No sense replacing that switch at the moment if it isn't the switch causing the problem. He could also check his fan motor as maybe it's the culprit.
 
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