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Why Does My Ceiling Fan Work But Not The Lights?
This is a common problem with many different reasons, so we need to approach it logically looking at all the possible reasons.
For this, you will need a noncontact voltage meter. It’s the easiest and safest way to check for electrical current. The first thing to do is to check for possible damage to the ceiling fan light sockets. Here is the step by step process for doing this.
- Make sure the electrical supply to the fan is switched off at the mains.
- Carefully remove the existing light bulb from the ceiling fan and check that the filaments in the bulb are still intact and none are broken.
- Place the noncontact voltage meter inside the exposed light socket. If there is current the voltage meter will light up. If it does light up ensure all power to the fan is switched off and try again until you are sure that there is no current.
- Use a light bulb socket cleaning brush to gently clean any corrosion that may be present. Lightly wipe with a soft clean cloth.
- Carefully insert a small flat screwdriver under the tab that is inside the light socket and pull it up slightly. This will ensure that it will have contact with the lightbulb when it is reinserted.
- Replace the light bulb back into the socket and turn the power back on again to see if this has fixed the problem.
If the problem is still not resolved then the next stage will be to check the wall switch wiring for the ceiling fan. To do this follow these easy steps below:
- If your ceiling fan has two switches that controls the ceiling fan and light separately then ensure the switch to the light is switched on.
- Hold the noncontact voltage meter against the light switch. It (the noncontact meter) lights up if any power is present. If the tester does not light up then make sure all power to the ceiling fan is switched off at the mains.
- Carefully remove all of the screws that fix the switch cover to the ceiling fan and light switches. Pull the switch from the box.
- Locate two black wires that are fixed to the side of the light-switch. Make sure these wires are firmly secured underneath the screws. If it has come loose then replace it beneath the screw and tighten the screw with a screwdriver.
- Trace the black wires back to the main electrical box and look for wire connectors. Tighten any loose wire connectors.
- Carefully replace the covers and switch in the electrical box and turn on power to the fan.
If you still have no lights working then the next step is to check the wire connections for the ceiling fan.
- Turn off all power to the ceiling fan at the mains.
- Remove the screws that hold the ceiling fan canopy to the ceiling to expose the wires. Test each wire in the electrical box by holding a noncontact meter again them. If all power to the ceiling fan is disconnected then the light on the noncontact meter should not light up.
- Ensure all connectors that hold wires from the electrical box to the ceiling fan are tight. Tighten any that may have come loose.
- Screw the canopy back in place and turn on power to the ceiling fan
Finally, you will need to check the wire connections for the light kit.
- Turn off all power to the ceiling fan from the mains.
- Remove the light kit from the ceiling fan by unscrewing the screws. The screws are found directly under the ceiling fan blades.
- Check all of the wire connections that are inside the ceiling fan housing and tighten any that may have come loose.
- Turn the power back on to the fan and check to see if the light is working.
If you are still having problems than another possible suggestion would be to replace the pull chain that turns the light on. Check online or your manual to see how to do this.
Frequently Asked Question
How Do Remove The Globe From A Hampton Bay Ceiling Fan?
To the bulb from this ridiculous Hampton Bay ceiling fan – first, you have to take off the stiflingly stuck shade glass dome. You need to firmly “bump” into the dome using the bottom of your fist (in an L-L-L-O-S direction) then the dome should pop off.
How Can I Change The Lightbulb On My Hampton Bay Ceiling Fan?
- Turn off the fan and switch off the light from the fan.Place the ladder in a position where it is easy to get to the lighting in the ceiling (s).To replace the bulb within an open area, go up the ladder switch off the light by turning counterclockwise.
How Do You Take the Globe from a Ceiling Fan?
Most oyster glass covers on modern fans can be removed by turning the glass slowly clockwise. If the glass doesn’t move, tapping it using a tool with a soft edge, like an elastic casing around the handles in a uni-clockwise direction, may assist in loosening the glass.
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