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Our fan is still not working even after I replaced the dimmer switch. My 2 year old daughter was playing with the dimmer switch a lot before the fan stopped working. What could be the problem? Thanks for your help.

 

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Our fan is still not working even after I replaced the dimmer switch. My 2 year old daughter was playing with the dimmer switch a lot before the fan stopped working. What could be the problem? Thanks for your help.
Does your fan have pull chain switches too?
 

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Most likely the switch but you can check the windings with an ohm meter by turning off the breaker, remove the wire nuts connect the leads to the two wires that are not green. Green is the ground. I pick of the wires can help if your not sure how to do this.
 

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Is the fan not working, the lights not working, or both ?

There is a difference between a dimmer for lights and a variable speed control for the fan motor. Which one was it ?

Before the fan “quit working” how did it work between having the wall switches and remote ? Did you control both lights and fan with the remote ? Or was it set up for lights on the wall switch and fan motor on the remote ?
 

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Is the fan not working, the lights not working, or both ?

There is a difference between a dimmer for lights and a variable speed control for the fan motor. Which one was it ?

Before the fan “quit working” how did it work between having the wall switches and remote ? Did you control both lights and fan with the remote ? Or was it set up for lights on the wall switch and fan motor on the remote ?
I was able to use the remote for both the lights and fan. Then I only used the wall switch for a long period of time. My 2 year old daughter kept turning the switch on and off until the fan stopped working. I replaced the old switch with the exact same one, Legrand - Pass & Seymour T600IV Toggle Dimmer Light Switch 600-watt Single Pole but it still not working, both lights and fan. Thanks.
 

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Most likely the switch but you can check the windings with an ohm meter by turning off the breaker, remove the wire nuts connect the leads to the two wires that are not green. Green is the ground. I pick of the wires can help if your not sure how to do this.
The switch has 3 wires, black red and brown. I rewired them with the exact same positions/locations but the fan still does not work. Maybe the fan capacitor is burnt out due to my daughter's action?
 

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Assuming you did get the switch replaced correctly, I would be looking at the remote. Their are two primary possibilities. The remote receiver (up in the fan) is in the off position, or the remote receiver has failed.

Try turning the switch on and checking that the dimmer is at full power. Then try using the controls on the remote to power up the fan and lights. If that fails, I’d switch the batteries in the handheld remote and try again.

If that fails, you will then need to access the remote receiver and wiring for testing. That is sometime difficult with hugger type fans.
I don’t recognize that particular fan. Do you know the make and model ?

Don’t worry about the fan capacitor. Even if it did fail, that would not prevent the lights from working.
 

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Assuming you did get the switch replaced correctly, I would be looking at the remote. Their are two primary possibilities. The remote receiver (up in the fan) is in the off position, or the remote receiver has failed.

Try turning the switch on and checking that the dimmer is at full power. Then try using the controls on the remote to power up the fan and lights. If that fails, I’d switch the batteries in the handheld remote and try again.

If that fails, you will then need to access the remote receiver and wiring for testing. That is sometime difficult with hugger type fans.
I don’t recognize that particular fan. Do you know the make and model ?

Don’t worry about the fan capacitor. Even if it did fail, that would not prevent the lights from working.
Thank you thank you!!. I did follow your instructions and it works!!! Greatly appreciated.
 

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All is well that ends well. Glad it was a "simple" inexpensive fix.
With that said sometimes modern technology is a PITA. :wink2:
 
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