ceiling fan light bulbs - woes

Old 04-02-11, 02:42 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: usa
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
ceiling fan light bulbs - woes

When I try to change the light bulbs in my ceiling fans (2 identical ones) the new bulbs won't work. It's not the bulbs; I've checked them. A brand new bulb may work in one socket, but not the next socketon the same fixture. I've tried several sizes and wattages of bulbs, even the new energy-saving ones. Most recently I put a brand new bulb in a socket that I've always had trouble with, and it works fine. VERY frustrating - any advice?? Both fans have only two lights that work and they're not always the same lights.
Old 04-03-11, 09:55 AM
Tolyn Ironhand's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 14,902
Received 570 Votes on 488 Posts
Make sure the tab on the inside of the socket is not smashed down. If needed you can bend it up to make good contact with the bulb base. Also make sure the socket contacts are not corroded.
Old 04-03-11, 11:49 AM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,964
Received 9 Votes on 8 Posts
Does your fan/light have a sequential light pull chain? Pull once, two come on, pull again, other two, pull again all 4 lights come on, pull again all go off.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: