If your paddle ceiling fan’south lights no longer work, the culprit is normally the pull-chain low-cal switch mounted on the lesser of the fan.
Here’s how to test and replace the switch.
To determine if the pull chain switch is lacking:
- Plough off the power to the fan at the excursion billow.
- Remove the embrace plate on the bottom of the fan.
- Disconnect the wires coming from the switch to the lights.
- Brand sure the wires are non touching annihilation, then plow the power back on at the breaker.
- Bank check the switch wires with a voltage tester to see if power is coming from the switch to the lights.
- If electricity is present below the switch, the problem is either in the wires going to the calorie-free, the seedling sockets, or the light bulbs.
- If electricity is not nowadays below the switch, turn the power to the fan back off.
- Disconnect the wires coming into the switch from the fan.
- Make sure the wires are not touching annihilation, and so turn the power back on at the breaker.
- Bank check the wires coming into the switch from the fan with a voltage tester to see if power is coming from the fan to the switch.
- If electricity is not coming from the fan to the switch, the problem is with the fan wiring rather than the switch.
- If electricity is coming from the fan to the switch, the problem is with the pull chain switch.
- If the switch is the problem, remove the switch, replace it with a new switch, reattach the wires, plough the power back on, and pull the chain on the switch to run into if the lights work.
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If there are no loose wires visible, the culprit is probable a faulty pull chain switch. To cheque, turn off the power at the billow box, and disconnect the wires coming from the switch to the lights. Be sure that the wires are not touching annihilation before you turn the power back on, and examination the wires with a voltmeter.
If no voltage is nowadays, turn the power back off, and disconnect the wires coming into the switch from the fan. Over again, be sure no wires are touching annihilation before turning on the ability to exam them with the meter.
If voltage is nowadays higher up the switch, but non beneath it, and then the switch is bad. A replacement pull chain switch is only a few dollars and should spiral into exactly the same location as the onetime one.
With the power off, connect one side of the switch to the wires coming in from the fan, and the other side to the wires feeding the lights.