Issue With Ceiling Fan

Hi All,
Having a little problem with a ceiling fan in our new townhouse. The fan seems to be very tempermental. The light goes on via the switch on the wall, but the fan will not turn. I had it working once, thats it, seems like it might be a connection or something, not too sure where to start. Can someone please advise?
Thank you for all the help!!
RBS
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Start by making sure you have power at the fan part of the fan. You can buy a cheap testing light at any home center or hardware store. Have someone turn the switch on and off and see if you are getting power. If you are, then it is likely a connection in the fan or the motor itself. If you are not getting power, then it is likely the switch controlling the fan.
Bill

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There is possibly a separate switch somewhere on the fan to control the motor, probably with several speeds. I may be a turn switch or a pull chain type. Don Young

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Rory:
R > Having a little problem with a ceiling fan in our new townhouse. R > The fan seems to be very tempermental. The light goes on via the R > switch on the wall, but the fan will not turn. I had it working R > once, thats it, seems like it might be a connection or something, R > not too sure where to start. Can someone please advise?
Read a few good suggestions and will try one of my own. The light- and-fan units I'm familiar with have two pull chains at the unit, one for the light (usually it hangs down at the center), the other for the fan control (usually hangs off to one side). It's possible the fan switch has been damaged ==> previous owner yanked on the switch rather than pulling. Be sure to get the correct switch and leave your wires long enough to work with. (May be cheaper and easier int he long run to replace the whole unit -- if you elect to replace just he fan and keep the current light get the same brand -- they're not all the same size fittings!)
The electrical wiring is relative simple, just a matter of where the switches are and how many. Here's the way I think your's is wired:
___ fan (usually black) ----wall switch---------|___ light (usually blue)
Since the light works, the wall switch is OK. The fan may/may not work, so problem is either at the connection (wire nut) where the wire from the wall switch connects to the fan and light or the fan speed switch. Both of these are usually located in the housing above where the light kit connects (and below the fan blades).
Another possiblilty is there is another switch some place -- possibly a control -- which runs the fan. Usually the light's wall switch and the fan's wall switch/control are together (side-by-side/double gang wall switch) but if the job was done after the townhouse was built who knows?! Is there a "mystery switch" on the other side of the room which doesn't seem to do anything?
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