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I have had the fan for a couple of years now and working beautifully. I have always used the remote, never turned the power off to the fan. The light started coming on by itself. I would turn it off with the remote and sometime later, the light would come on by itself again. After about 4 times of this in about 3 days, I changed the battery. Now the remote does not do anything, no fan, no light. Using the chain pulls, the light will come on and off but the fan does not work at all.

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Okay. Turn off circuit breaker. Take the bottom off the fan. Mark how the wires are connected. Remove switch by unscrewing the sleeve you mentioned. Take the switch to Home Depot (or the like) -- buy a replacement.

If you have to turn the breaker back on during this process, make sure you have a wire nut over the end of each of the loose wires you disconnected from the switch.

After you take the switch out, you'll know how to reinstall it, so I won't go thru that.


Posted on May 12, 2009

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Many times this is caused by stray frequencies in the neighborhood. And, sometimes changing the frequencies on the remote and receiver reduce the occurrence.

But it sounds like this may not be the case, here. If not, the receiver in the fan is the culprit and should be replaced. No danger, just annoying.

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is it your grage door opener that could be doing it

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It's a 3-speed ceiling fan that's for sure. I think the same a fixer1950 already said...

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