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I have a four light, five blade fan that has all four lights

Customer Question

i have a four light, five blade fan that has all four lights acting like a dico ball
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: 1 meek had an electrician come out and he said the fan needs replaced
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes, if possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: the fan is a hamilton beach and is probably over 35 yrs old. it still works good, the fan motor is quiet, and well balanced with no shaking due to imbalance
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be assisting you. Please stand by while I review your question.

Expert:  Mike G. replied 9 months ago.

Light flickering is an indication of a failing connection. The first place to look is in the canopy. The blue wire is to the lights and the flickering generally is a bad wire nut that is acting. Check it and let me know what you find.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ok, i'll have a look. this will take a bit of time
Expert:  Mike G. replied 9 months ago.

No rush, take as long as you need.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
all wire nuts are tight
Expert:  Mike G. replied 9 months ago.

The next place to check is the connections for the light kit. Drop the lights and check the 2 wires connected to the kit.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
i'm quiting this conversation