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    Cool 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????
    Last edited by chili dogg; 09-11-2007 at 09:34 PM.

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    Default Re: Ceiling Fan ...

    Let go of the blades after you turn it on
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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 ?

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    Default Re: Ceiling Fan ...

    Quote Originally Posted by djohns View Post
    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?
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    Default Re: Ceiling Fan ...

    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.
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    Default Re: Ceiling Fan ...

    i check the power to the fan...good I check the outlet in the fan...good
    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 ?
    Last edited by canuk; 09-11-2007 at 11:59 PM.

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    Default Re: Ceiling Fan ...

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

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    Default Re: Ceiling Fan ...

    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 .

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