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Ceiling Fan Lights


Posted by Billhart Moderator on August 15th, 2007 09:28 PM
In reply to Done Checking by vantika75 on August 15th, 2007 08:27 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Ceiling Fan Lights by Billhart on 08/14/2007

You will need either a continuity tester or a multimeter in the Ohms mode.

The continuity tester uses a battery and light and connections.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=87136-1781-GCT-304A&lpage=none

And heere are a couple of multi-meters.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=87143-1781-GDT-185A&lpage=none
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=76039-1781-GMT-12A&lpage=none

Here are a couple of articles aobut using a continuity tester.

http://www.renovateyourworld.com/HowTo_Library/Using_a_Continuity_Tester-Electrical_Tools-F2243.html

http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/homemaintenance/electrical/continuitytest.php

You want to disconnect the blue wire at the ceiling to prevent confusing with it meausring the fan motor instead of the lights.

The first thing that you want to do is to check across the switch. It might be bad.

Then the neutral wire (white) to the shell of the socket(s). The shell is the outter part that the bulb threads into.

Then check from the blue wiring at the ceiling to one side of the switch. Then the other side of the switch to the tang in the center of the light socket.

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