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Light and fan go on with the wall switch. But I cannot turn out or dim the lights with the remote. I can work the fan. I changed the batteries in the remote. Could it be the reciever for the lighjts. Where is it located?

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Dear rwk,
youe remote unit is OK as I can understand from your feed back. The problem lies with you the light control power device. The Triac of the light controller is shorted. It has to be replaced with a new one. If the wattage of the lights is within 250W, you can use a triac of type no BT136. It is located in the wall remote receiver unit.
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Try borrowing the remote exactly like yours and set the same remote code, and if it works, buy it.

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