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Old 07-14-2013, 03:43 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I put in a ceiling fan with light a few weeks back without any issue, but noticed I had connected it to the always hot wire as opposed to the switch wire, so last week I decided to disconnect the fan and set it up to the switch.

After connecting the fan and turning it on, I noted no issues. However, today when I turned on the fan, sparks came out of the fan and smoke followed. These sparks were short and the fan still runs as well as the light, but I'm not sure if I should be concerned of future sparks.

Does anyone know what might have caused this and if I should disassemble the fan again to check it out or if everything is OK?

Thanks in advance!

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Yes!
To both questions.
Chances are you have a loose connection or/and a wire is touching the box.

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Sparks AND smoke in the home and you are wondering? Seriously?
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Should I wrap the connections in electrical tape before/after I put the caps back on? Also, one of the wires is actually copper tubing of sort instead of the normal twisty wire.
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Should I wrap the connections in electrical tape before/after I put the caps back on? Also, one of the wires is actually copper tubing of sort instead of the normal twisty wire.
Wrap only after you have twisted the wirenut on. Not sure what you mean about copper tubing of sort. Must post pic.
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