ceiling fan and light not working

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ceiling fan and light not working

my Hunter ceiling fan quit working. The fan and light do not work by pulling the chains or using the remote. I checked the black and white wires coming from the ceiling and they have power.
 
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Welcome to the forums!

Have you checked or replaced the battery in the remote transmitter?
 
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I replaced the battery in the remote. I dont think it is the remote or the receiver because the light and fan do not work when you manually pull the chains. I also checked the light bulbs to make sure they were good.
 
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Old 10-01-12, 09:48 PM
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I dont think it is the remote or the receiver because the light and fan do not work when you manually pull the chains.
If the remote receiver is not letting power through from the house wiring to the fan and light. how would there be a way to test the fan and light by using the chains? That's why I asked you if the battery in the transmitter is good.

To test the fan and the light, remove the remote receiver and connect the fan and light directly to the house wiring..
 
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Thanks I will do that. Didnt know a bad receiver would make the chains inoperable.
 
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Thanks Nashkat. I wired it directly as you told me and the light and the fan now work. I have replaced the receiver 3 times in 6 years so I am just going to keep it wired directly. Again, thanks.
 
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Thanks Nashkat. I wired it directly as you told me and the light and the fan now work.
Glad it worked out for you, and thank you for the feedback.

FWIW, my favorite way to power a fan/light combo is to "hotwire" the fan motor so that it always has power as long as the breaker is on, and to control the light from the wall and/or a remote, with a dimmer. That way, it's difficult for someone - including me, to supply power to the fan motor when it's not set on "High." The motor is going to run 7/24/365 in my house anyway, so I only need to control the light.
 
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