Originally Posted by EBFD6
I would suggest first taking the remote unit completely out of the circuit and wire the fan and light to a standard single pole switch. If the fan and light work you have a bad remote unit. If they don't work you have a bad fan/light. Start simple and work you're way up the troubleshooting ladder.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I removed the receiver from the circuit, checked to make sure that the voltage was 120V, and hooked it directly to the fan. I wired the supply to fan first, and then to the light afterwards. Neither the fan nor the light works when I switched them on individually.
The ceiling fan was made over 10 years ago. I've read that's the general expected life of a fan even though these units are not working nonstop for 10 years.
I do find it kind of strange that both the fan unit and its light kit don't work. Aren't they exclusive of each other since they are wired separately?
Does anyone know whether fans have overload switches or fuses that need to be switched back on or replaced, respectively?
BTW, this ceiling fan unit does not have pull strings. I assume if it's reversible, that you must somehow access it inside. The fan is Minka-Aire unit, I believe, and the blades are shaped like ships propeller (more modern style, so that's why there are no pull strings).