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Why a Ceiling Fan Trips the Circuit Breaker

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Why is my new ceiling fan tripping the circuit breaker? Common Ceiling Fan Wiring Problems and How to Fix Them.

Ceiling Fan Wiring

Electrical Question: Why is my new ceiling fan tripping the circuit breaker?

I don?t understand what the problem could be please could you give me some insight

This electrical question came from: Dottie, from Killeen, Texas.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Dottie.

Ceiling Fan Wiring Problems

Application: Wiring a New Ceiling Fan.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a non-aluminum ladder and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and access to the ceiling fan.
Precaution: Identify the ceiling fan circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

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