Question: My Hampton Bay remote controlled ceiling fan quit working after a thunderstorm. Lights will not come either.?
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There are several components inside a ceiling fan that can get fried with power surges. Some brands of fans have heavier duty components that can better tolerate power surges.
You are going to need to talk to Home Depot about fixing or replacing the fan because Hampton Bay is their exclusive brand which they import directly from China. They do not ususally have replacement parts, so the odds of them fixing it are pretty slime. However, if it is under warranty, they may replace it…at their own discression.
In the future, I’d stick with buying ceiling fans from specialty fan dealers who are have access to replacement parts for the better quality brands like Emerson, Casablanca, Fanimation and Minka Aire.