Do I need a new ceiling fan


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Old 07-15-19, 07:25 PM
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Do I need a new ceiling fan

Early this morning my ceiling fan came down slightly causing the fan to stop working. (Long story).

I thought I turned the breaker off and as I proceeded to remove the fan the lights on the fan started to come on as well as the fan. Just a moment later since I clearly turned the wrong breaker off I attempted to slowing lower the fan since I was without help. The wires slowly came off but made a popping sound with a spark and some very light smoke.

Needless to say after turning off the correct breaker and fixing the issue on why it dropped, I put the wiring back as it was on the transmitter but it does not turn on ( lights or fan). By it making that popping sound did it fry something internally? If I need to get a new fan I will but was curious on if my current fan is salvageable. Or could I have burnt out the transmitter??

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Old 07-15-19, 08:39 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

The receiver needs to be told remotely to activate the fan and lights. They should not have come on when just lowering the fan. Since they did..... that tells me that always live power hit the fan and light connections. That would more than likely fry the receiver.

If the receiver is the type with five wires (white & black and white & black & blue) and ground.....
it can be replaced.
 
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Old 07-15-19, 08:50 PM
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Yes the receiver you described is the one I have but it does have a red wire as well. I have upper and lower lights. I'll look into a new receiver. Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 07-16-19, 01:52 PM
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Update

I replaced the transmitter and it did not fix the issue. Fan still doesn't work nor do the lights come on. Does that sound right??
 
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Old 07-16-19, 03:39 PM
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You would need to check and make sure you have 120vAC on the white and black wires of the remote control box.
 
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Old 07-17-19, 05:45 AM
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Hi, did you buy both transmitter and receiver? Are the dip switches on both set correctly?
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