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Old 12-02-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Switch controlled receptacle stop working

I have a 3 year old home. In my bedroom, I have a switch that controls the two upper half portions of the receptacles on both sides of my bed. Everything worked fine when I purchased the home. About a year ago I installed a ceiling fan in my bedroom, not long after that installation I realized that my switch controlled receptacles didn't work.
I tested the voltage and get 83 volts. I've completed some troubleshooting. I get 120 volts to the hot side of receptacle when I go from hot to ground. I only get the 83 volts when I go from hot to neutral.
I checked the main circuit breaker that feeds the master bedroom, it is a GFCI circuit that seem to be functioning properly.

Do you think in installing the ceiling fan I misconnected the neutral causing this issue?
If so, should I take down the fan and see if that where my troubles started?

I'm thinking that there is a cause and effect here and I was it.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 12-02-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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Your troubles probably started where you picked up the power for the fan.
You need to describe exactly what you did to install this fan.


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