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The switch's life is certainly measured in "switchings" not years. Though a switch not ever "switched" probably would stop working after 50–70 years from material decomposition. I would guess a plastic switch's life is usually in the 3000 to 10,000 cycle range and a metal one about twice that.
It looks like the wiring is wrong. The fan and light are interconnected somehow and should be separate. As it was working, it's something you have altered or it occurred itself. Separate all the wires. See which wires go the light. Connect a lampholder with a bulb to the incoming white wire and one of the other two not counting the green/bare wire Try your ...
There should be black, white and green (or bare) wires at the fan. The green or bare connects to all metal work-box and/or green screws. The white, neutral connects to the fan white and the light white. The black goes to the light via any switch it may have.
It's not wired correctly. There is some series circuiting going on. Wire the lights in parallel (or get someone who knows to do it).
Just had that same problem. Found out it is the receiver in the fan for the remote. They are very sensitive to power surges, which is when my fan stopped working.
No. You do not have the required conductors at the box. It sounds like you simply have a switch loop, where one conductor is ungrounded (hot), and the other is an ungrounded switched conductor. To power a ceiling fan, you'll also need a grounded (neutral) conductor. If you could pull an additional conductor (or cable) from the power source of the ...
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