||12-15-2013 09:43 AM
Wiring a Bathroom Fan/Light/Night Light
I performed this task 3 years ago in a bathroom in a house that I sold with the same equipment. Don't recall exactly what procedure I used but everything worked perfectly. This time things did not go smoothly.
I bought the exact same equipment.
1. Broan Model QT140LE Fan/Light/NL from the box store.
2. Pass & Seymour RT1 Time Switch.
The time switch is a 7 button preset comprised of six time selection buttons for the fan and one On/Off button with pilot light. The on/off button will cycle through 3 functions best I can recall. A) turns overhead lights on. B) Turns night light on - overhead lights off. C) turns fan off if, say it was preset to run for *10* minutes or whatever. The wire harness in the Broan Fan/L/NL has 5 wires: white, black, blue, red, & ground. The switch has 4 wires: black, red, white, & ground. I have a black wire from the Line Side of a GFCI pigtailed to the black coming out of the switch and to the black running up to the attic (used 14-3 wire) to the wire harness in the fan. All white wires are pigtailed together from the Line Side. The red wire from the switch is pigtailed to the 14-3 red and connected in the attic to the red wire. The blue wire in the wire harness in the fan is pigtailed to the black in the wire harness via the black running up into the attic from the 14-3. I screwed up somewhere. When I turn on the breaker, the fan, lights, and night light all are on at the same time. I cannot override by pressing the on/off button. I'm thinking that I should run and additional *black* wire from the Line Side of the GFCI up into the attic and pigtail it to the blue wire separately. According the the Broan schematic the reds take care of the night light. One black is shown connected to the blue wire which represents the regular lights. Another black is shown connected to the fan. So my thinking is that I should pull the blue that is currently pigtailed to the blacks in the fan wire harness and run a separate black to it. Suggestions?