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Light on ceiling fan dims, goes bright, dims -->moving ceiling fan can replicate

Light on ceiling fan dims, goes bright, dims -->moving ceiling fan can replicate

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Old 05-07-11, 10:59 PM
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Light on ceiling fan dims, goes bright, dims -->moving ceiling fan can replicate

Hello and thanks for reading my post.

I installed a new ceiling fan. The light on the fan cycles between dim light and bright light. It does not have a dimmer or multiple light settings.

If the light is dim, I can move the fan and the light will turn bright. Is it possible that the wiring in the fan is defective, or did I connect the wires poorly? Or maybe its something completely different. Any suggestions on what may be the problem and any & all possible solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
 
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Old 05-07-11, 11:07 PM
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Your saying you spin the fan blades by hand the lights get bright?

Did you wire the fan:
Black to black
black with a stripe or blue to black or red (if present)
all whites to white
green to ground.
 
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Old 05-07-11, 11:27 PM
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I will have to check tomorrow on how i setup the wiring (.....its past my bedtime). In regards to the moving of the fan, if I move the glass cover where the lights are housed, that can replicate the lights turning bright (i.e. the fan is already on and the lights are on, and if I move the light cover, it will turn the light brighter). I placed a link below to help clarify. Thanks again

http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/...2011/photo.jpg
 
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Old 05-08-11, 08:20 AM
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Check the bulb is tight. Pull the light kit and check for loose conections. If it uses wirenuts on the light wires replace with new wire nuts.
 
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Old 05-08-11, 08:25 AM
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Could there be a dimmer in there so when you turn the glass it changes brightness? Otherwise, it is a loose connection.
 
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