Ceiling Fan light stopped working

Old 03-17-22, 06:17 PM
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Ceiling Fan light stopped working

I have a ceiling fan that we installed about 8 years ago. Recently, the light switch failed spectacularly (basically fell apart). As it was failing, the new LED bulbs I put in would only flicker then shut off.

I replaced the switch, assuming that was the only issue, but the bulbs only flash on when I turn on the power, then turn off. I replaced the bulbs, but same thing. The fan is all connected to the switch as one, and we use the pull chords to turn on the lights and fan. The fan works fine.

Could I have fried the lamp somehow when the switch was failing? I assume swapping out the ceiling fan is the logical next step, but thought I would reach out for advice first.
Old 03-18-22, 02:43 PM
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For many years only incandescent bulbs could be used in fans due to the dimming electronics.

You're telling us that you only have pull chains. So that would eliminate dimming electronics but you still may have power savers/reducers. It was a module put in line with the bulbs to lower the used wattage. They don't work well and fail all the time.

You could open the pull chain switch area. That's where that module would be and you could remove it.

Interesting article on the subject.

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