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Ceiling fan - light works, fan doesn't

Posted by zandme (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 30, 09 at 21:34

Just bought my first house (short sale) and the sellers took all the ceiling fans! Just left wires sticking out of the ceilings.

We successfully installed fans in 3 rooms, but in the 4th the light works, but the fan doesn't. What's the easiest way to tell if the problem is with the fan or with the wiring?

Thanks!!


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RE: Ceiling fan - light works, fan doesn't

If there is only one switch controlling the electrical box, to which you've attached the fan, the problem is in the fan.
If there is only 2 wires, beside the ground wire, in the box, the problem is in the fan.


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RE: Ceiling fan - light works, fan doesn't

Looks like the previous owner did some "creative" wiring. There are three switches, and I don't know if the wiring from one or two are connected to that electrical box, and only two of the three switches are grounded anyway. I have an electrician coming tomorrow (for something else) so I think I will have him take a look. Thank you for your help!


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