Replaced a Ceiling Fan Now it is Not Working
I replaced a Ceiling Fan in our bedroom. The fan and light were working prior to replacing, now it does not work.© By: Dave Rongey
Ceiling Fan and Light
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 in 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 Missouri. A permit and inspections may also be required.
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Reviewing the Electrical Question:
- My son and I replaced a ceiling fan in his bedroom. The fan and light were working prior to replacing.
- Kris, from the information you have provided, It is possible that one of the power source wires may not be making connection in the junction box of the ceiling fan. Make sure the circuit power is turned OFF, then check all of the wiring connections inside the junction box one at a time. It is very easy to lose connection inside a wire connector if the connection is not made securely, so be sure to check this out before going up into the attic, because I doubt that the problem is up there.
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