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I'm not an electrician nor I claim to be. But I have had one out here recently and hoping to get more understanding and insight. My ceiling fan in the kitchen is very old, at least 40 years. It has 5 lights, the bottom one being an appliance bulb. Recently it has started dimming so much that I thought the power in the house was going out but found that the rest of the house was fine it was just the light in the kitchen. Then one day I was in an adjacent room and in the corner of my eye I seen brightness from the kitchen like a power surge ( opposite of what it did before). In all cases I shut the switch off. In each of these cases I was cooking dinner ( electric stove but on a different breaker) and had dishwasher going and on it's own breaker as well and it was raining. Nothing has changed recently. No new bulbs put in, no electrical work etc. I had an electrician come out who didn't look at the fixture and basically looked at the breaker box and said it all looks good and good currents coming thru. He said to call electric company and have them do an outside line test to make sure there are no surges coming in the house. I did that... they said all is good. So tonight I had the ceiling fan taken down ( man that is heavy) and a simple non fan fixture installed. Now the light wont shut off when it's on from either wall switch. We just turned breaker off until someone can look at again but on that breaker is all the ceiling lights of the house as well. Thoughts? Think it was just an old fixture on its last legs? Should I look further into inside wiring?

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    Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. My guess is a) you had a bad connection in the fan/light, and b) you've miswired the replacement light; adding pictures of the inside of the fan and switch boxes would help. And, you should probably take our tour so you'll know how best to participate here. – Daniel Griscom Oct 4 at 11:06

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