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When I turn on the ceiling fan on it trips the breaker.

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If you have a volt ohm meter you can test, the fan/light itself to see if there is a short circuit from the hot wire to ground or to the neutral. If there is a light hook up do the same for it. You might want to try just the light or just the motor connections to eliminate the bad circuit or faulty wiring. In some homes you will find that you have 2 hot wires, one switched and one not switched so watch for that because you could be connecting 2 hot wires together which will trip a ckt. breaker. if you are sure that you have proper wiring not, skinned or anything and the motor does trip the breaker then you have your solution.

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SOURCE: hunter ceiling fan model #23457

I have the same problem but it does not trip the main circuit breaker, just the fans internal power safety trigger (the light comes on as if power was interupted). I suspect a bad relay on the receiver board. Before breaking completely, the fan reverse-direction button quit working. Then the fan would not start intermittently. Now it clicks but does not spin. The light has always worked.

The part number for the receiver board on this model is Remote: Receiver 85112-02-000. I've tried to find a website where I could just order the part but no luck yet. Probably best to call Hunters Service Center Locator at: (800) 448-6837. A discount part house may also have the part.

Good luck with your fan problem. Hunter should send us free replacement boards!

Joel

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Ceiling fan stopped working

two of my four Hunter fans/lights have quit working. I have tried both the remote control and the pull cords but no luck. Is there some way I can verify if the two units are getting power?

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