I've wired up a bathroom exhaust fan...simple series circuit with black from the receptacle going to switch and then to fan, then white from the fan going back to the receptacle.
The fan worked fine for 3 days, then seemed to burn out.
To test the fan, i plugged into a wall socket directly.
It worked before i installed it when i plugged it into a wall socket.
Now it doesn't.
This is the second fan i've gone thru. the first died immediately after plugging it in.
What am I doing wrong?
I tested the receptacle that i'm getting power from. It's more than 120 Vac. It's reading 130-135VAC.
Is my house wiring screwed? All my other appliances work fine. All the outlets read the same voltage.
Get Help from Bob Vila
- Give-Aways & Offers
- Monthly Must Do's
- DIY Project Ideas
- Step-by-Step Guides
- Inspirational Photo Galleries