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    Very sensitive fan speed control 5S-5F

    I've had a ceiling fan with a Lutron 5S-5F rotary speed control since I've been in this house (over 20 years) and have never been happy with the speed control. It's been workable, but I realize that it may be something easy to fix so thought I'd ask.

    When I turn the switch to start the fan it starts at max speed and then it goes to slow with barely a quarter of an inch of turn. That's not a quarter turn, it's probably only a 10 degree angle, if that much. I've always wondered if the chain is not set on the right speed or something else.

    FYI, the light is on a separate switch (regular 3 wire, two switch circuit) and and works fine.

    Any advice on how I can get a more complete range of speed control?

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    Hello SteveH. It sounds like you are trying to use a full variable fan speed control on a 3-speed fan. That may be part of the problem. The model you would want to use is the FSQ-2F. Also, if the pull chain is not set at high, you could experience speed issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jai H. View Post
    Hello SteveH. It sounds like you are trying to use a full variable fan speed control on a 3-speed fan. That may be part of the problem. The model you would want to use is the FSQ-2F. Also, if the pull chain is not set at high, you could experience speed issues.
    You were right! I replaced the continuous dial with a 3 speed setting dial and it now works great. I can quickly choose the speed I want. Thanks for the insight and the suggestion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    You were right! I replaced the continuous dial with a 3 speed setting dial and it now works great. I can quickly choose the speed I want. Thanks for the insight and the suggestion!
    Great! I am glad it worked out for you.

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