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Re: Fan stopped working
Hello, Sorry to give you the bad news, but the fan motor is the major component of the fan and once they go bad it is costly to just repair the motor or replace it. You would actually save more money by purchasing a brand new fan rather than try and repair the motor on the old one. It could also be a fire hazard if you try and keep running the fan because they heat up rather quickly when electrical current is applied and they do not function properly. So if you have a switch that controls the motor and lights, please make sure that the one the controls the motor is off, but can still be able to use the lights.
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Oh, that fan problem. Just for luck, remove the batteries from the remote and press all of the buttons to eliminate a stuck button as a possibility. Next, go to the source of fan power (breaker or fuse) and turn it off. Do not mess with any switches or pull chains. Turn on the fan power and try the remote. Make note of this procedure because you will have to repeat it whenever you have a power outage or you mess with the switches or pull chains trying to solve the problem
mcdevito75 here, Both the fan and lights work off the wall switch, for the fan to work there is also a pull chain close to the ceiling on the fan shroud you have to pull that chain to get the fan going and 1--2 more times for various speeds. If by chance the fan is brand new, reove the blades and check for stops in the fan motor, right where the blades hook up, these are in place from the factory and have to be removed for the fan to work, they pull right out.
you can test the light switch by temporarily hooking up the light bulb to where the fan normally goes ....the bulb will only work on the highest speed setting but can prove if the switch is bad or not . turn power off before woking in there ... if you know someone with a volt meter then they could quickly test the switch for you .. they can also test the motor for continuity .. .. most of the time the trouble is simply bad connections inside the wire nuts ... like insulation not skinned properly or wire not in the wire nut properly ..you can remove and inspect each connection (power off of course) ... sometimes there is a seperate power line for the fan and light ... so they can be independently controlled externally ... thats not needed when the pull chains are the only off on method ...
There is a pull chain switch inside the fan termination housing. you will have to take the little cover off and remove the switch. it has 2 small screws with wire landed under them. Turn off the power at the breaker before working on the switch. take this little ****** out and put in a new one. you can get them at the Home Depot or equivelant. it don't matter if the new switch is a little bigger but it still has to fit. use some judgement here. wire it in the place of the old one, turn the power back on at the breaker and it should be ready to go. Presto.