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chili dogg
Ceiling Fan ...

Here's one that has me puzzled. I turn on my bathroom fan and nothing happens, i check the power to the fan...good I check the outlet in the fan...good I pull the fan motor out and plug it in a wall outlet and it's good. what could it be????

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Let go of the blades after you turn it on :D

djohns
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Can you check the voltage with the fan plugged into it's own outlet AND turned on ? Could possibly have a broken wire with just one strand connected . Just enough to show a voltage , but not carry current . Is the fan blade binding on anything ?

chili dogg
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djohns wrote:

Can you check the voltage with the fan plugged into it's own outlet AND turned on ? Could possibly have a broken wire with just one strand connected . Just enough to show a voltage , but not carry current . Is the fan blade binding on anything ?

I did not check voltage but I did buy a new fan wired it all correctly and it does not work either

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you sure you don't have it wired just for the light?

chili dogg
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there is no light, just the fan

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I figured that but sometimes there's wiring for an optional fan and the wiring is a bit different.

canuk
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i check the power to the fan...good I check the outlet in the fan...good

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I did not check voltage but I did buy a new fan wired it all correctly and it does not work either

Ok I'm a little confused... how did you check for power to the fan and check the outlet but did not check for voltage ?

Is there a GFCI outlet in the room that's tripped ?

chili dogg
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with a circiut tester not a voltage meter I know there is power but how much I do not.

djohns
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That's another reason to NOT use a circuit tester . You need a decent multi-meter if you'r going to troubleshoot wiring .
$25.00 will save you a lot of agravation down the road . :)

smm76
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I'm sure you have the idea by now, just thought i would give you another horror story. I used a circuit tester when moving wiring in a wall. It read hot, I assumed it was a full 110 volt. continued with my wiring, sealed up the wall pugged refrig. in,,, no worky. tested outlet w/ multimeter 6.4 volts. enough to light "hot stik" NOT enough to light refrig. Had to rewire entire kitchen after I had finished walls(wife not happy).Upon inspection found original electrican had "back fed" some of the house. Sounds like you are in a similar situation.

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