Zing Ear ZE-268s6 Wiring Instructions

Notes:

  • Before rewiring any ceiling fan. Turn off electrical current at source by turning off circuit breakers
  • Failure to disconnect power to the ceiling fan may cause electrical shock, fire hazard, serious injury, or death
  • Do not cut wires, multi-strand wires are solid and soldered together so they can be attached to the switch

Zing Ear Ze-268s6 diagram

Steps:

  1. Write down the color of each wire and the portal number to which they are attached on the switch.
  2. Remove wires from existing fan switch. If wires are hard to remove, insert a paper clip or a large sewing needle into each hole (numbered 1, 2, 3, L) and pull the wire out (repeat this step for each wire)
  3. Insert wires into the new switch as in the previous switch (see step 1)
  4. Connect power to the ceiling fan and test the new switch

Color Codes For Ceiling Fans (Your Fan Wires Color & Position May Vary)

  • Harbor Breeze ceiling fan: L=Black, 2=Brown, 1=Grey, 3=Purple
  • Hampton Bay ceiling fan: L=Black, 2=Brown, 1=Purple, 3=Grey
  • Hampton Bay ceiling fan – Alternate colors: L=Black, 2=Purple, 1=Red, 3=Yellow
  • Hunter ceiling fan: L=Black, 2=Brown, 1=Grey, 3=Green

Switch Wiring Based on Capacitor Connection (Your Capacitor configuration May Vary)

The capacitor may have 4-5 wires with 2 or 3 μF readings such as CBB61, or 3 wires (different in color). The capacitor usually has 2 wires on one end: 2 blacks, 2 greys, or 2 yellows. One of these wires is connected to terminal “1” on the switch

  • L= Black
  • 2= Larger/higher reading from the capacitor
  • 1= Common from the capacitor
  • 3= Smaller/lower reading from the capacitor

Zing Ear ZE-268s6 (3-speed fan switch) can be used to replace ZE-268s5 and ZE-208s5-1T (4-speed fan switch); however, the ceiling fan will no longer support 4 speeds as ZE-268s6 supports 3 speeds only.

Note: On ZE-268s5 or ZE-208s5-1T, begin from terminal number “L” and go around counterclockwise

 Switch model  ZE-268s5 or ZE-208s5-1T  ZE-268s6
 Wiring  color L=Black L=Black
1=Grey 1=Grey
 2=Green Do not use
 3=Brown 2=Brown
 4=Purple 3=Purple
 Switch model  ZE-268s5 or ZE-208s5-1T  ZE-268s6
Wiring color L=Black L=Black
1=Grey 1=Grey
 2=Brown Do not use
 3=Purple 2=Purple
 4=Green 3=Green

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17 Comments on “Zing Ear ZE-268s6 Wiring Instructions”

  1. after i wired the switch i have high, high, and low speed then off. which wires do i have to move to get correct………thanks

    1. Hello,

      Zing ZE268s6 has 4 positions OFF, High, Medium and Low as follows:
      *) OFF (first position)
      *) L-1 provides high speed (2nd position)
      *) L-2-3 provides medium speed (3rd position)
      *) L-3 provides low speed (4th position)

      If the switch does not provide 3 speeds then it could be either a wrong replacement part or wired incorrectly. To make sure that you wired the switch properly, refer to the old switch and wire the new switch accordingly. Would you please tell me what is the part number on the old switch?

      Thank you

  2. What color wires go into which number. I have 1, 2, 3, L. Wire colors are green, purple, black and gray.

  3. Jack Dunnam: When I replaced this part in a Hunter fan this evening, I used 1: gray, 2: brown, 3: turquoise, 4: black.

  4. Some one else removed the switch and didn’t mark it . I have no idea which wire goes where or witch port is L 1 2 or 3 being as zingear does not mark their switch .i have a 5 wire CBB61 capacitor , wire colors are gray,gray,purple,brown,and red. Can you help me?

  5. How do you “securely attach each new wire” and to what? It appears that when each wire is inserted into the portal, the wire must somehow be anchored to the metal pieces that go around the switch, but it is unclear exactly how that is accomplished. When I tried, the wires kept falling out of the portal hole.

    1. The wire should be attached when inserted into the portal on the side of the switch. Twist each wire and push to insert into each portal as in the previous switch. Make sure that each wire has been securely attached simply by pulling it out gently (if it does not come out then it is secure)

      1. RE: EZ-268S6

        You mentioned the wires should be inserted on the side of the switch. The previous switch had openings on the side to insert the wires. The recommended replacement switch does not. Do these now go through the holes? If yes where is the recommended contact? If no what is the next step?

  6. I HAVE A SUPRA 32 BY MINKA AIRE FAN. NEED A NEW PULL CHAIN SWITCH. EXISTING OLD SWITCH SHOWS WU PIN E198635 WITH FOUR WIRES ATTACHED TO IT (BLACK, PURPLE, BROWN & GRAY). MANUFACTURER TELLS ME IT IS A TRIPLE CAPACITOR SWITCH. PLEASE ADVISE ME ON WHICH SWITCH TO ORDER.
    MY FAN HAS THREE SPEEDS PLUS OFF. THANKS

  7. I am trying to replace the 3 speed fan switch for my in-laws. They say it is a Casell (sp?). I have Black, Gray, Pink & Yellow wires. I need the corresponding #’s so the fan will work properly. Thank you.

  8. I need a switch that will turn on one light on first chain pull, 2 lights upon second pull and then all 3 lights upon third chain pull, then all lights off on fourth chain pull. Which Zing Ear switch number will this be?

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