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Harbor Breeze light not working... I tracked down the HOT

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Hi... Harbor Breeze light not working... I tracked down the HOT wire (blue connected to black) then it worked. Now it is not working again. I used a non-contact tester and the black connection has power... I also changed the switch panel, just in case it was bad, but light still does not turn on. Fan is working
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: 3 days
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  ProGrade replied 7 months ago.

Welcome to

A non-contact tester is not any benefit when in proximity to other wiring. Professionals do not trust or use them.

So, where is the connection that you found & checked? In the fan canopy at the ceiling or in the light fixture? Thanks

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
light fixture... i tested the white and tester did not go red
Expert:  ProGrade replied 7 months ago.

Need to check connection in canopy next,

Customer: replied 7 months ago.