Ceiling fan light kit won't work

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Old 12-05-09, 09:24 AM
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Ceiling fan light kit won't work

I've been having troulbe getting a light kit that I put on 2 separate fans in my house to work. I'm admittedly not very handy and run out of ideas to try and fix the issue myself. It seems pretty straightforward, just attach the white and black wires to the matching wires on the fan but it won't work. I've read on-line to try and attach them both to the black wire but that doesn't seem to work either. The fans work just fine so I'm confused on what I'm doing wrong. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 12-05-09, 09:39 AM
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Lights

Do you have power to the fan?
 
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Old 12-05-09, 09:46 AM
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Yes, both rooms have power and the fans run perfect. Just can't seem to get the light kits to work though
 
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Old 12-05-09, 09:52 AM
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Does your light kit have a plug on it with a blue and white wire? It should be plugged into a mating plug in the light kit bell on the fan. What brand and style is the fan?
 
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Old 12-05-09, 10:09 AM
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If the lead for the lights is not connected in the canopy the light will not work unless you connect it. Sometimes people just leave these wires unconnected if they don't install a light kit.
 
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Old 12-05-09, 10:16 AM
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I couldn't find any blue wires. Everything was connected when I went to attach the kit outside of two wires (one white and one black). The fan is a hunter (been in since I bought the house 7 years back)
I went on the website and this looks like a similar style -
Hunter Fan - The Beaufort (23697)

Does that help?
 
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Old 12-05-09, 10:19 AM
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I can take a look at the lead to and see if that's the issue. What's a good way to identify that and fix it? I'm new to setting up anything electrical
 
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Everything seems connected but still not working. Any other thoughts on what it might be? Tried hooking up the white and black to the matching wires, both to the black, and both to the white but still no luck.
 
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Old 12-05-09, 12:34 PM
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The end of the lead I was talking about would be under the canopy above the motor.
 
 

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