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I am replacing the pull chain switches in both the fan and the light. there is one wall switch that turns on and off both the fan and light. the fan is three speed, one light.
The Fan has a white wire hanging and a red wire-which says to light.  All other wires are already connected.
The fan pull switch has a white wire in the "L",green wire in "1",yellow wire in "2" and grey wire in "3" all are connected to wires in the fan except for the white one.
The light has a black wire and a white wire coming from the socket.
The fan pull has 2 black wires.
my understanding is, one black wire from light pull goes to black wire on socket with wire nut. the other black wire on light pull goes to red wire from fan with wire nut.
now I am left with a white wire from the light socket, one white wire from the fan and a white wire from the fan pull switch. do I put them all together with a wire nut?

Hi Joan,

White wires normally go together. So I think you are correct. There is no color code fan manufactures have to follow so I cant tell you for sure with out looking at it. You can't damage anything if it goes together wrong. So give it a try.  
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