Ceiling Fan Turned Off

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Ceiling Fan Turned Off

My ceiling fan turned off sometime in the middle of the night and won't turn back on. It runs by remote only and not connected to a light switch on the wall. I have tried new batteries in the remote (thinking maybe I turned it off myself and don't remember) and nothing. The lights will not come on either. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
 
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Old 10-03-12, 05:01 AM
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Have you turned the breaker all the way off then back on? Any thing else dead, receptacles or lights.

Also see: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...t-working.html
 
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Nothing else dead. Everything else in room is working.
 
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Old 10-03-12, 08:11 AM
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Now you need to drop the canopy and take the the connections there apart and remake them. Check any wire nuts to be sure they are not corroded inside and have springs in them. Do you have a multimeter or test light (not a non contact tester)?
 
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I have no idea what any of that is but it seems it is time to call an electrician. Thanks so much!
 
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Old 10-03-12, 11:22 AM
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Canopy is at the top of a fan that has a down rod, a fan that hangs at the end of a rod. When the canopy is slid down you will see the connections.

If your fan is mounted to the ceiling with no down rod you will need to remove it to see the connections.
 
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Old 10-03-12, 01:24 PM
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When the canopy is slid down you will see the connections.
Unless it is a Hunter, in which the downrod is hung by the canopy. Not my favorite.
 
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Unless it is a Hunter, in which the downrod is hung by the canopy. Not my favorite
Thank goodness my customers always bought cheap fans.
 
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Unless it is a Hunter, in which the downrod is hung by the canopy.
Some Hunters are canopy mounted. Not my favorite method, regardless of the manufacturer. The majority of Hunters, however, are hung from a mounting bracket, and the canopy simply covers that.
 
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Old 10-03-12, 02:33 PM
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Thank goodness my customers always bought cheap fans.
LOL! It's the cheap fans that don't have a mounting bracket to hang the fan w/o the canopy!
 
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Old 10-03-12, 06:06 PM
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I trust the old ball and socket mounting much more than I do Hunter's little clips and screws. Just doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy, although I am sure they are tested well.
 
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