Changed out the wall switch- No help. This affects both the fan and the lights. I may have bulbs that are too high for the fan. I will change those out later today. When I leave the wall switch on it comes back on after a week or so. Its a terrific looking fan that isn't produced anymore. Tommy Bahama Paradise key fan.

Thanks in advance

  • Is there a receiver or power limiter in the fan? What do you have in there for bulbs, and what lighting wattage is it rated for? – ThreePhaseEel Mar 2 '17 at 0:15

You might have LED bulbs, mismatched types or even mix of LED and Compact Flourescent. I have seen similar thing mixing and matching Compact Flourescent and LEDS and also LED brand bulbs.

A quick check: take the bulbs out, see how it is with out bulbs.

If it works for you - get all the same brand and type bulbs. If you purchase LED's find dimmables that just work like regulars. Skip the El-Cheapos. CREE or Phillips is your best bet. I think I have Phillips Candle style (40w equiv) in the one unit - it has a Remote Control.

LEDs are frequency driven they have a switching power supply for drive circuitry which means there can be certain interference or crosstalk.

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  • Hi Yes I swapped out for 4 of the same Sylvania 25 watt bulbs. Working now, but that's been the pattern Works for 5-7 days then stops for a couple of weeks. Thanks for the advise. – Jim T. Mar 3 '17 at 18:54
  • @JimT. - likely it worked because you just touched it (messed with it) and made the bad connection connect. – Mazura Jan 9 at 2:29
  1. Fuse or circuit breaker blown.
  2. Loose power line connections to the fan, or loose switch wire connections in the switch housing.
  3. Wall switch is off.
  4. Defective batteries in remote control transmitter.
  5. Code switches in remote control receiver and transmitter are not set in the same position.


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I suspect #2: loose connection. Improper light bulbs shouldn't stop the fan from working.

Or an alternate of #4: the transmitter is defective.

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