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Why Does My Ceiling Fan Switch Off


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I replaced a light fixture with a ceiling fan and light kit. The ceiling fan works fine, but the light kit only worked for an hour then switched off…

Electrical Question from Chris about Ceiling Fan Wiring
Background: Chris, a Handywoman from Tallahassee, FL

Question: I replaced a light fixture with a ceiling fan and light kit. The ceiling fan works fine, but the light kit only worked for an hour then switched off. I used the bulbs included in the kit so the wattage of 190 watts wasn’t exceeded. I disconnected and then reconnected the light kit and it turned on again but am afraid this will happen again. Any ideas about what to do?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Chris.

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