I have read everything I can find regarding problems with ceiling fans but haven't found an answer to my question. My ceiling fan which I bought 1 1/2 years ago quit working entirely. Unfortunately, I can't find the manual (or the receipt). How do I know whether it's a problem with the remote or with the fan itself, such as the motor? I've read suggestions to "bypass the remote" to check if the fan is working but I have no idea how to do this. If the fan itself is working, I'd rather control it with a pull chain than to buy a new fan and pay to have it installed (I'm a single semi-non-mechanically inclined female). Can someone tell me how I can determine what the problem is and if it's not the fan motor, how to bypass the remote so I can run the fan manually? I live in Galveston, Texas, and it's essential to have a fan most of the year! Thanks in advance.