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4 month old Hunter 52". After install, when you turned on the tulip lights that came with it, they would come on bright, then dim about 20%. Recently, when the light was turned on, they would blink rapidly, and then come on. Now, they won't come on at all. Fan and light are on seperate switches. The fan works fine. What to do?

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Your problem is you are using too much wattage for your fan. You can solve this one of two ways. Put in lower wattage light bulbs (per your manufacturer recommendations) The other is to remove the wattage governor. There should be 3 screws holding your light assembly on. Remove these screws then disconnect the white rectangular plug in connector (this is what connects the fan wiring to the light assembly wiring). At this point you should be free to take the light assembly to a table. Follow the light pull chain wires from inside. One of these wires will lead to a black box that has 1 black wire, 1 red wire and 2 white wires. Remove this black box...this is the wattage governor. Remove by cutting the 2 white wires as close to the box as you can, peel back the insulation and use a wire nut to connect the 2 white wires together. Remove the wire nut on the black wire from the switch to this black box. Now you have one red wire left and your bare black wire from the switch. You will remove the red wire and put the bare black wire from the switch in it's place. Throw the wattage regulator in the trash and install you light assembly back to the fan. It will no longer blink but you should still use the recommended wattage light bulbs to prevent overheating.

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

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  • jules64759 Feb 09, 2011

    okay, so I took out the watt generator but not like you described (i know I'm a dufus). Now I don't know which to wire together. I have two black wires from the pull switch for the light "free". All 3 white wires from the three light bulb do dad's are free and all 3 black wires from the three light bulb do dad's are free. And I have white wire free from the clockwise/counterclockwise fan switch free. Last but certainly not least, I have a white and a gray wire from the white rectangular plug in connector (mentioned above) "free" also. Help????? Did I mention that I'm a dufus?

  • measato Feb 20, 2011

    This problem was posted on several sites, but this was the only one where I found both the cause of the problem and the solution. Mine is a Hunter 5 Minute Fan which came with no remote. And after about a month the two lights would blink together whenever I'd turn them on at the wall. So in case it helps for that type of fan or the same type of wiring arrangment here is what I did: POSITIVE SIDE: P1) Remove the light shade. P2) Remove the 3 screws that hold the cowel and lower the cowel. P3) Disconnect (pull apart) the black and red wire coupling. P4) Cut the coupling off of the black wire that comes up from the lights. P5) Strip off a quarter inch of jacket from that black wire. P6) Remove the wire nut that connects the black wire coming from the governor with the other black wire. P7) Re-use the wire nut to connect the black wire from step P5 with the other black wire from step P6. NEGATIVE SIDE: N1) Disconnect (pull apart) the white to white wire coupling. N2) Cut the coupling off of the white wire that comes up from the lights. N3) Strip off a quarter inch of jacket from that white wire. N4) Remove the wire nut that connects the white wire coming from the governor with three other white wires. N5) Set the governor aside (or just throw it away). N6) Re-use the wire nut to connect the white wire from step N3 with the other white wires from step N4. That's all, you're pretty much done! Turn on the power and test the light. If all is good, re-install the cowel and the light shade.

  • vermitr Mar 18, 2011

    Thank you! I can now turn on my light without breaking out my disco boots!

  • x_man586 Jul 28, 2011

    Well it works as advertised, but I have only used 60w bulbs in this fan. 60w bulbs are the max recommended bulbs for this fan, and I hardly ever use the lights.

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    hemorrhage3d Jan 20, 2012

    Thank you so much for your solution. My electrician even said that it was the perfect solution. We followed your instructions above to the letter and now we once again have a perfectly working ceiling fan/light. We threw that wattage regulator right in the TRASH! No more disco light for us!!! Once again, thank you so much!

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