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Jonny3777 06-04-2011 09:47 PM

Ceiling fan
 
Hello all my name is Jon and I have a problem with my ceiling fan/light which is located upstairs in the master bedroom. The unit is 4-5 years old and the house we live in is only six years old. So the issue is the remote became sketchy at times but manually it would work fine then it up and quit working altogether. There is power to the room because all the other outlets work fine and I've tried shutting off the breakers for all of the upstairs and left it off for 5-8 minutes and flipped it back on but still didn't fix the problem. Also we've smelt no burning either. Thanks for any help that can come our way.

gregzoll 06-04-2011 10:14 PM

Most likely the battery is dead in the remote, and needs to be changed. Batteries only work so long, especially if you use the device continuously to change the fan settings.

Jonny3777 06-04-2011 10:54 PM

Well it still lights up but even without the remote it doesn't doesn't work manually by pulling the cord for the fan and the light.

Ron6519 06-05-2011 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Jonny3777 (Post 661290)
Well it still lights up but even without the remote it doesn't doesn't work manually by pulling the cord for the fan and the light.

I'd start be tracing the electric. Does the unit have both power and neutral hooked up?
Pull off the escutcheon plate at the ceiling to see if it's wired correctly to there.
Ron

Otherbill 06-05-2011 08:16 PM

possibly the remote receiver mounted in the fan housing is overheating.

Jonny3777 06-05-2011 08:48 PM

Would that mean it wouldn't work manually as well?

gregzoll 06-05-2011 08:53 PM

Yes, because the receiver connects between the wiring coming from the switch/feed to the fan. If it is shot, the fan will not work.

Ron6519 06-05-2011 09:02 PM

You can replace the receiver.

Jonny3777 06-05-2011 09:16 PM

How can I test or verify that the receiver is good or bad?

Ron6519 06-05-2011 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonny3777 (Post 661780)
How can I test or verify that the receiver is good or bad?

Disconnect it and see if it works manually.

Jonny3777 06-06-2011 01:11 AM

Ok you guys are awesome I removed the receiver (a little black box) it had a black and white wire going in and a black, white and blue wire going out. So the fan works but the light portion does not. Did I miss something?

sirsparksalot 06-06-2011 01:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonny3777 (Post 661876)
Ok you guys are awesome I removed the receiver (a little black box) it had a black and white wire going in and a black, white and blue wire going out. So the fan works but the light portion does not. Did I miss something?

Manually, the hook up would be black and blue together with the black coming in.

Ron6519 06-06-2011 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by sirsparksalot (Post 661891)
Manually, the hook up would be black and blue together with the black coming in.

The blue wire energizes the light.


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