If voltage is getting to the LED, it is likely that the resistor is good, and that the chip is sending a signal there. (Either that, or you’ve got a short circuit that is causing the voltage to get there…)
One thing not in your list that can go wrong– and commonly does –is that an LED is installed backwards. If you have an extra LED in your kit, you can try placing it against the pins of the non-lighting LED, to see if the LED in that position is either broken or backwards.
OK, thank you! Sorry for all the tech requests for such an inexpensive item.
Spare LED works. So, existing LED must be either turned around or replaced. I touch the LED leads with the iron and worked it out, tested it on another LED to get orientation and carefully soldered it back in place. Voila, working menorrah! Thanks for the terrific and fun product.
I hope you and Lenore are prospering in this cr@ppy economy. Your products are so… well… cool!