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I have a ceiling fan with 3 lights. We do not use the remote control and did not install it. The lights stopped going on today. The fan works, but the lights do not. I have tried changing bulbs, but that is not the problem.

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Sounds like a loose wire. If you turn the lights on via a wall switch or a pull chain, I would start where you hooked the wire for the lights to the house electricity, most likely where the fan meets the ceiling. Pull the "bell" part of the fan down that covers the ceiling box and see if there is a loose wire inside. There should be a plastic cap called a wire nut that covers the wire connection. Make sure it is secure and if possible, put some electrical tape around it. Please let me know if you have questions.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

Testimonial: "Your suggestion was a good place to start. I couldn't find any loose wires, however, with the wires under tension the lights started working again."

  • pwillitz Sep 13, 2010

    Under normal wiring conditions your comment "with the wires under tension the lights started working again" is a typical indication of a loose or intermittent connection.
    Loose wires can be obvious from a wire hanging loose in a space to a wire just loose enough under a wire nut that just needs to be tweaked a bit.
    Glad you were able to solve the problem.

  • pwillitz Sep 18, 2010

    I hope you took another look for loose wires.
    According to your feedback that appears to be your problem.
    Better to be safe.

    Paul

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