All right, has this ever happened to you? You pull on the pull chain in your ceiling fan and the light doesn’t turn on. Bummer, right? So in this video, I’m going to show you how to do a ceiling fan pull chain repair—so we’re going to replace the pull chain—or if you just want to replace the entire ceiling fan light kit, I can show you how to do that, too. It’s really simple, and I guarantee by the end of the video, your ceiling fan light is going to work again. So let’s get to it. Always start every single electrical project by turning the power off at the circuit breaker or your fuse box. If you want to replace the entire light kit, you need the model number.
And on Hunter fans, that’s on the sticker on top of the fan itself—so that’s what I was taking a picture of. Remove the glass shades and the light bulbs. Nobody wants glass all over the floor. And if you’re removing the light kit, that’s a possibility. There are three screws—here’s a slotted screw; here is a stationary screw; there’s a third one which is just like it. You need to remove the two stationary screws and just loosen the slotted screw. And that will allow you to remove the entire light kit. Pull it down from the fan. This is a modern Hunter fan, and the light kit plugs—that’s how easy it is; it just plugs right into the ceiling fan. Here’s the ceiling fan pull chain. It’s held to the light kit by two black wires—here’s the first wire; there’s a second wire. And these two black wires are held to the light kit by two gray wire nuts.
The ceiling fan replacement pull cord costs about $4 at your local store. And you’ll need to remove the two black wires that hold the pull chain to the light kit. Now retain or keep those wire nuts ’cause you’re going to need them. Then loosen the nut that holds the pull chain to the light housing. And all you have to do is pull the pull chain out. It’s really that simple. Place the new pull chain back into the hole that’s in the light kit, like I did there. Put the nut back on so that the pull chain stays in place. And then wire it to the two black wires of the light kit. Twist the wires clockwise, and then twist the two wire nuts in a clockwise fashion. And then push those wires back into the light kit. And all you have to do is put the pull chain extension onto the pull chain and test it. And voila, it works! But if you want to replace the entire light kit, it costs about $50.
I ordered it from Hunter using the model number that I got off the sticker. And again, it’s so easy to replace these modern ones. There’s just the plug you have to line up according to the letters on the plug. And you just plug it in, and then screw the light kit back into place, and that’s all there is to it. But I highly recommend replacing the pull chain first because it’s so much cheaper. So again, all you have to do is put the three screws back into place, and you’re done. Put the light bulbs in and the shades, and test to see if it works. Now you can turn the power back on at the circuit breaker. All right, there you have it.
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