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My remote controlled fan/light is dimly flashing in off.

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My remote controlled fan/light...

My remote controlled fan/light is dimly flashing in off.

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Couple of months

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

You have one of two possibilities. Either the lamps are bigger than allowed and the watt limiter is working to alert that or you have a bad connection in the ceiling box. An arcing connection on a bad join can produce the issue.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
60W lamps, actually less- LED
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

Check by putting an incandescent lamp in. The remote may not be compatible using LED lamps. If that doesn't correct the problem check the connections in the canopy.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
OK; I'd like an owner's manual/schematic
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

Give me the model number. If you replaced the lamps that came with the fan/light, try putting the supplied lamps in for a test.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
20 yrs old. It'll take a while to get into it.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

It would be easy to just follow my suggestions.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I don't have original bulbs; or incandescent bulbs. I'll act on possibility of arcing.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

Did the problem start after installing the LEDs? If so, that's the problem.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Perhaps. Can I get back to you?
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

Try replacing the lamps and come back when you can.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
OK
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

Very good.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Not happy with this exchange. Called a local lighting store and he instantly satisfied my inquiry.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

Very good. Would you mind sharing what they told you?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Simply that vintage (either SCR or PWM) design won't perform normally with the high-impedance, driver based LED input. Anomalous performance of all sorts is the norm, not the exception.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
This issue is resolved... please consider this issue closed.
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 10 months ago

As suspected, LED lamps.

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