Ceiling Fan Lights Stopped Working - 2 Pin 13W Compact Fluorescent Bulbs


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Old 05-09-20, 01:22 PM
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Ceiling Fan Lights Stopped Working - 2 Pin 13W Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Hey Folks,

Recently, my ceiling fan's light bulbs went out. 2 x 2 Pin 13W Compact Fluorescent Bulbs. I just put in replacement bulbs and it still doesn't work. Based on what I've read, it seems like it would be the starter or the ballast.

Thing is, I'm a total novice and I have no idea what I'm looking at and what/how it needs to be replaced. Any input would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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Old 05-09-20, 04:42 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

That square cube device is the capacitor controlling motor speeds. There is no ballast in your pictures. You can see the white and black wires coming from the light sockets. Those would go to the ballast if there was one.

Is this a wireless remote control fan ?
If it is...... the ballast is probably on the remote board.

As I look again.... the ballast may be in that lower white housing that the sockets are mounted on and with the gold pull chain. You'll need to remove the side screws to check inside.
 
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Old 05-09-20, 07:34 PM
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Show us the bulbs and their model number.
Also the fan make and model may help.

Odds are that the bulbs do not have a separate ballast.

Are you sure that it is not something simple like someone pulled the light on/off chain by mistake.
 
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Old 05-10-20, 11:32 AM
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Thanks for the responses!
PJmax those screws for the white housing are impossible to get off without be stripping them. There is no remote or anything like that. Any tips for the screws?

manden The top two photos is the replacement bulb, the bottom two are the original.As for the fan itself, it is a Harbor Breeze Classic fan model bdb52mbk5p.

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Old 05-10-20, 12:55 PM
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That model number brings up a basic fan with no light and no remote.
Apparently you may have either purchased the light separately or it was some type of Harbor Breeze deal kit.

Here's the thing. That fan doesn't have a remote. It works by pull chain only.
That means there should be 120vAC on the white and black wires to the light kit.
The light gets power at the ceiling on a blue wire.
That means that a separate wall switch could have been used for the lights.

First thing to do is to check for 120v on the two light wires.
If it's there.... you can troubleshoot the light kit or replace the kit.
 
 

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