I have a ceiling fan (that has a light) in my office that has been working perfectly for the past 2 years or so since i put it in. One thing to note: this is a 1885 house and the fan is on the top floor. the wiring is not new but works just fine.
Yesterday, i went into the room and turned on the light switch which controls the fan (i have the fan light on - so the switch automatically turns the light on without having to pull the chain on the fan)....when i turned the switch on i heard a pop and the light didn't go on. I didn't notice if the lights went on for a split second and then went off - or if they just never went on.
i thought - ok - the light bulbs need to be changed - but when i changed them and switched the light on, nothing happened! Here's the weird thing: when i pull the chain for the fan, that works fine!
So why would the lights suddenly stop working and the fan be fully functional when coming from the same wire? Any thoughts???