Question about Hampton Bay AC434-WB 52'' Ponte Vecchio Weathered Bronze Ceiling Fan

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I was having my light bulbs go out too much. So, I put a screwdriver into the socket to bend out the contact. Left the power on and it sparked. Now I have it disassembled and I get 110 power to the power cords from the lamp and I have tested the light fixture I removed by hooking it up to 110. All sockets to the 4 bulb fixture work if plugged in separately. There is another light inside a dome above the fan blades that does not work. When I hook the 4 bulb light fixture up to the fan again, they don't work. Take it down, hook it up separately to the 110 they do. Test the two power lines that go to the 4 fixtures with a power meter and when I turn it on, they have 110.

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Best way is to check the manual. You can get a free download of your models manual from here
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    Joe2 Feb 12, 2011

    There is the link to your fan's User Manual.

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    Joe2 Feb 12, 2011

    Just leave any more questions you have here as comments in case we get cut off on the chat page. I will keep an eye on this page and answer any of your comments here when I see them.----Joe.

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    Joe2 Feb 12, 2011

    I'm not sure what happened to ya on the chat page, I hope you didn't electrocute yourself working on that fan (haha). Anyway if you manage to hook up a single standard light fixture to the Black and the White wires shown in Figure 18 on page 10 of the manual, then that single light should come on when you power up the fan with the wall switch and turn on the light with the remote. If the single standard fixture and bulb still do not light up then your problem is most likely higher up in fan and the 4 bulb light fixture that came with the fan is probably ok.

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    Joe2 Feb 12, 2011

    After looking at the manual the most likely problem is with the Remote Receiver (see figures 10 and 11 on pages 6 and 7 of the manual). There is either a loose connection on one of the wires at the receiver wires screws or the receiver itself was damaged when you shorted out the light socket with your screwdriver.

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    Joe2 Feb 12, 2011

    I'm not sure if just the receiver can be replaced or not. Your best bet if you can't get the thing to work on your own is to bring it back to the Home Depot where you bought it and tell them you cant get the light to work. Try not to mention the screwdriver shock part hehe. Home Depot should have your purchase on file even if you don't have the receipt anymore (though I'm sure it's better if you do) and they are usually very good about replacing defective devices.

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    Joe2 Feb 12, 2011

    If they don't take it back at Home Depot or replace the part then you might be stuck calling in an electrician. If you can, wait until you have one in for another job in the house and then just ask him to have a look at the fan for you. It will save you paying an hour of labour for the house call for a potentially 10 minute job. Anyway like I said, you can leave some comments / questions here if you like and I will watch out for them and answer them when I can.-------Joe.



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