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Replaced a Ceiling Fan Now it is Not Working

Kris in Missouri asks: My son and I replaced a Ceiling Fan in his bedroom. The fan and light were working prior to replacing, now it does not work.


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[ad#block] Electrical Question: My son and I replaced a ceiling fan in his bedroom. The fan and light were working prior to replacing.

My son and I replaced a ceiling fan in his bedroom. The fan and light were working prior to replacing. We hooked up the new fan – nothing works. Thinking we purchased a bad fan, we replaced the old fan. It doesn’t work either. I checked the switch (dual – one switch for light, one for fan) – everything looks good. It was replaced about 1 year ago. We checked the circuit breaker – we checked all the GFI’s in the house, etc. I know we have the wiring correct – white to white, black blue to black, and green to copper wire. The only thing I haven’t done is go into the attic and check the source there. Maybe we loosened a wire, during the process of changing the fan? Any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

This electrical wiring question came from Kris, a Homeowner in Kansas city, Missouri.

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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Kris.

Lost All Power to a Ceiling Fan and Light

Application: Lost All Power a Ceiling Fan Light.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Ceiling Fan Light, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Ceiling Fan Light should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Kansas city, Missouri. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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