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Troubleshooting Ceiling Fan Electrical Wiring
Electrical Wiring: I have hooked up a New ceiling fan.
My wires are hot at the ceiling box. Fan will not turn on. I reversed the polarity, just in case, but nothing.
I hook up the fan to an extension cord, using the same wires I hooked up to the ceiling box and it works.
What’s going on?

Thank you

Background: Arnoldo , a Homeowner from San Angelo, Texas USA

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Arnoldo.

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Arnoldo, you have proven that the ceiling fan is not the problem, so the problem must be with the wiring connections or a bad switch.
It would be good to test the power from the switch to the ceiling fan.

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