On the wall we have a switch for the fan and a dimmer for the lights on the fan. The fan works great -- no issues. The lights randomly stopped working today, though.
Now when I open the the part that had all the wires for the light fixture it had 5 black and 5 white. The light fixture has 4 lights so there is one wire for each light and one is the hot wire coming from the top. Now when this wire isn't connected to anything it shows as hot, but once I connect it to one of the wires going to the light bulb it stops showing as hot. It's like it's grounding it or something. This happens to all of the black wires, if the hot wire touches any of the other wires it stops showing as hot. All of the white wires are still connected together.
Any ideas on why the hot wire stops showing as hot when it connects to the other black wire?