ceiling fan light doesn't work after rehanging the same fan

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Old 10-28-19, 12:49 PM
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ceiling fan light doesn't work after rehanging the same fan

Hi -- I removed our ceiling fan/light combo which was working for some ceiling work. After rehanging the fan works but the light doesn't. I figured the fixture got knocked around and broke during the removal/storage process since it was loose. I replaced the light fixture (which was a PITA) but still no light. Using a circuit tester I can't find any hot wires leading to the lamp using a circuit tester in the fan wiring. The 2 wires from the fan housing to the light aren't hot when the switch is on an the fan is going. At this point I'm ready to bypass fan wiring and wire the fan to the house wiring directly along with the fan unless I'm not checking something in the fan wiring mess. What else should I be looking at? Thanks.
 
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Old 10-28-19, 02:02 PM
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Without more info on the fan everything is a guess.

Usually fans with lights include a switch for fan speed, a switch for fan direction and a switch for the light.

Remote controlled units usually only have a switch for direction and the speed and light are controlled by the remote.
 
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Old 10-28-19, 03:05 PM
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(climbing step stool)
"...no, I'm sure the wires from the house are connected.... no, they have to be connected, .... they couldn't possibly be not be connected.
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what? Ah, crxxx, one is loose. Lets reconnect it. Well whadoyaknow === it all works. Well, probably didn't have to replace the socket after all. Wasted trip to Lowes."

Note to self (again) : "Check the dumb, obvious, easy stuff first"
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