I have 3 harber breeze ceiling fan/light units. I had to change the light switch
on one as the person using it pulled on the chain too hard and broke the switch.
I also had another one that the lights started acting weird and then finally
quit working at all. I went to Lowe's, they gave me the number to contact harbor
breeze. I didn't have the sn of the unit, however described the item I needed
and they said they would sent me one no charge. When I got it, the capacitor was
the one for the fan and not for the lights. The one for the lights has a square
black box covering it. Inside the box there is an electronic board.
.So now I have to get the number off the top of the ceiling fan so they can
locate the right part. A capcitor determines how much current goes through to
the unit it is designed for.
Hope that helps.
Can't you get a copy of wiring diagram? DIY is always a learning process
for me. I have 3 ceiling fan/light in the house. 20 years old.
Still working A-OK. Only thing I did is replacing bulbs when they burnt out.
On 7/10/14, 12:44 AM, a fix it yourself kinda guy wrote:
Here they tell you to take any broken parts to your local hardware store
so they can sell you something that looks similar. Be sure to pay cash
so you won't risk working with a charged capacitor.
Have you considered making your own from a roll of aluminum foil and a
roll of wax paper?
It could be the 190 watt lighting limiter, mandatory since 2005. Maybe
somebody screwed in a bulb that takes it over the limit. If the limiter
is bad, it could be bypassed with wire nuts. Maybe a loose wire nut has
been the source of the problem all along. I find it best to use a live
spring design and not to pretwist the bundle.
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