Ceiling Fan issue


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Old 09-09-21, 04:20 PM
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Have a Hunter Bay ceiling fan, about 12 years old, been running fine up until a week ago or so. Fan and light stopped working. I checked the breaker, it's fine there. Checked the power going to the wall switch, fine. Checked the power going to the light bulb socket and there's power going to it - so I can imagine if the motor or the capacitor burned out, that it would stop the fan, however how can a light socket getting power not illuminate a bulb? Changed light bulbs, neither work, same one from fan works in another table lamp. Please advise if you have any clue or if I'm missing something, thank you.
 
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Old 09-09-21, 04:27 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

If you are using a non contact test pen then that is telling you that you have line or hot voltage. However you also need the neutral which is the other half of the power for the fan and light to work. You need a two lead voltage tester or meter to test for 120vAC to the fan.

I would check for 120vAC at the ceiling canopy of the fan. If it's there..... the receiver probably went bad. If you don't have a meter you can pick up a basic analog one at the home improvement stores in the $15-20 range.

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Old 09-09-21, 06:42 PM
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Thanks for the welcome and reply Pj.

I do have a 2 lead tester, and when I mentioned power, I did mean it was reading 120 vAC - and I've tested both the light socket (black lead on the part where the tip of the bulb would hit, and red on the side threads) and also on the 2 wires marked 'for the light' coming from the fan into the light housing, as well as the canopy - all showing 120.

I've also abandoned using the remote, and have been manually pulling the fan and light chains, both operating correctly (I assume?) due to the fact when I pull once, the meter shows no voltage and when pulled again, the meter reads 120 again. If it was the receiver, would that just mean the remote won't work but manually pulling the chains would? Or would that mean the fan just needs to be replaced at this point? Let me know if there's anything I'm assuming or missing out on my troubleshooting. Thanks again.
 
 

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