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hohadcr 10-28-2011 10:41 AM

after ceiling flooding, light fixture with fan sizzles and won't turn on
 
There was a flooding from upstairs, a whole load of washer water came down through the ceiling where the ceiling fan and a light fixture is.

A couple days later now, when I try to turn on the light, the fixture makes a sizzling noise and blinks and won't want to turn on.

Where should I look for the problem? Change a bulb? or do I have to open the ceiling fan box?

Thanks alot

jbfan 10-28-2011 10:58 AM

Best bet is to replace the fan and light fixture.

hohadcr 10-28-2011 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbfan (Post 758622)
Best bet is to replace the fan and light fixture.

Totally change the whole thing? Do I need to change the electrical box too?

joed 10-28-2011 01:50 PM

NO but you might need to change the cables if they got very wet. The paper in older cable absorbs the water.

hohadcr 10-28-2011 02:16 PM

To be clear, I don't need to change the fan and the light fixture, but maybe change all the wiring?

It is an old house with wires rapped in paper and fiber...

How should I decide if the wiring should be changed?

AandPDan 10-28-2011 03:49 PM

If the fan and fixture got wet, replace them.

If the wiring got wet, especially the old paper and fiber wrapped wires, call an electrician.

Turn the power off to the circuit until you get it checked.

frenchelectrican 10-29-2011 03:29 AM

You have to replace the ceiling fan and luminaire due you got water damage and the other thing I am sure you know about this or not .,, you have to find a way to open up the ceiling to dry it out right away otherwise you may find very damp spot for a while that can created a new issue there.

If you have old cloth NM cable the best bet is call in electrician to assit you on this one.

Merci,
Marc

hohadcr 10-30-2011 07:19 PM

now everything is working, no noise anymore.

should i still change everything?

hohadcr 10-31-2011 03:18 PM

Would anyone know....??

Thanks


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