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Old 07-08-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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My Hampton Bay ceiling fan lights went out after working for about a year. i replace the pull switch and now get voltage to the sockets but still no light - bought 4 new bulbs. I noticed my wife had put in 60w instead of the 40w max rating for the socket and was wondering if this could have damage the lighting fixture?

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My Hampton Bay ceiling fan lights went out after working for about a year. i replace the pull switch and now get voltage to the sockets but still no light - bought 4 new bulbs. I noticed my wife had put in 60w instead of the 40w max rating for the socket and was wondering if this could have damage the lighting fixture?
Possibly... are the lamps seating properly in the lamp holder?

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cut the power to the fixture, a lot of lower end fixtures will have the tab get weak in the bottom of the socket, kill the power and bend the small tab in the bottom of the socket up a bit then give it another try. Good chance that's not the issue if all the lights stopped working at once but it's worth a try. When you say you have voltage did you use a meter or a tickle tester. Tickle testers are unreliable and can be set off by a number of things.
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Tickle testers are unreliable and can be set off by a number of things.
I concur, if all 4 lamps stopped working at once, something is amiss...
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