Last fall my ceiling fan stopped working. It was old so I figured it was time for a new one.... I just replaced it and now the new one isn't working either.. according to my electrical tester there is power at the wires. I spliced the white to white, black to black and the white striped black to the black as well.
After installing the fan completely, I turned on the circuit only to find it not working. I checked for power where the light would be installed on the fan and that too indicates power. Am I safe to assume if there is power there, that the fan should also be live?
There is a hall light on the same breaker and that works fine. I'm not sure where the electrical wire from the fan ties into the the lines on that breaker but could it be possible that there may be a loose connection resulting in a small trickle of power to the fan?
Does this make sense?