Odd Ceiling Fan Behavior - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-24-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
Orlando homeowner
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Orlando
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10

Odd ceiling fan behavior

A ceiling fan in one of my bedrooms stopped working. Neither the fan or the light works. It is not controlled by a switch.

I went to lower the fan from the ceiling mount and when I removed the second screw from the right side of the mount and separted the upper mount from the lower and the fan started spinning. When I connected, the fan stopped.

My next step is to cut the power and check the wirenuts. Would the ground wire cause this?

Thanks for any tips.


karpolu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
Cruising into the sunset
JulieMor's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
Posts: 611
Rewards Points: 518

It's possible there's a loose connection in the junction box the fan hangs from. When you started loosening the screw, the wires moved just enough to re-connect. When you tightened the screw, they separated.

Pull the motor down. Check all the wiring connections.


JulieMor is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JulieMor For This Useful Post:
k_buz (06-24-2012)

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ceiling Joist Size russ_mc Building & Construction 7 02-24-2012 04:06 PM
Popcorn ceiling with asbestos - options? 30Five Drywall & Plaster 6 02-21-2012 09:27 PM
Paint peeling off Bathroom Ceiling!!! armen30 Painting 17 12-08-2011 08:26 AM
Level 5 finish expectations? Cracked ceiling.....input needed please! HeatherJ Drywall & Plaster 6 01-14-2011 05:04 PM
Pot lights in a drop ceiling Howdy Electrical 3 03-14-2008 08:23 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1