09:01PM | 03/26/09
Member Since: 03/26/09
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I was installing a ceiling fan in two different rooms, and turned off all power at the main electrical box outside. When I finished installing them, I went back outside and turned all power back on. I tested both ceiling fans, one at a time. Both worked. When I turned on an appliance in one of the rooms the power was off. I checked the ceiling fans again and the power was off in both rooms. I went back out to the electrical box and found that one of the circuits had tripped. I reset it and went back inside. The power is still not working in either of these rooms. I have repeated this process over and over again. I reset each of the circuits in the electrical box and even left if off for more than 10 minutes and still no power. Any suggestions?


06:25AM | 03/27/09
Member Since: 03/31/05
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First task would be to check the wiring at each fan to make sure you don't have any loose connections, especially if you have several wires in each box. Since that is where you were last working, that is where I would check first.


11:22AM | 03/27/09
Member Since: 03/26/09
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Thank you for your response. I had already disconnected both ceiling fans and then continued to reset the circuit breakers outside in the electrical box and still now power.

Thanks again.


10:54AM | 03/31/09
Member Since: 03/30/09
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A short in your wiring is causing the circuit breaker to trip. It's possible that you switched some wires during installation, or made the wrong connections to the fans.


06:15PM | 04/01/09
Member Since: 03/26/09
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I started all over and reconnected each of the wires, and still no power on that circuit. But I did not give up. It turns out that the GFI switch in the master bathroom had tripped the first time there was no power. I reset that and the power came back on.

Thanks so much for your help.

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