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Old 08-05-2015, 12:55 PM   #16
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I'd pull out my multimeter and see if I have power at the switch. And at the fan/light.

If there's no power to the switch, you have a problem further up stream. Either a breaker or a GFI or broken wire or bad connection or . . .
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:57 PM   #17
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Who knows how the electric was run in the house? Older houses were wired differently then today. The bathroom was not a dedicated circuit. The wire ran through a hall, then a bedroom then a bathroom, then upstairs to the second floor.
Lighting/switch circuits could be on different line then the outlets.
I have no idea if your bathroom or kitchen GFCI's could be controlling the fan.
I did have a garage GFCI controlling two bathrooms in a customers house. This house was built is 1982 so who knows what the thought process was?
Odd wiring is almost the norm, especially if a homeowner did it.
I have a GFCI in my upstairs bath that controls my outdoor receps, my basement receps, and my garage receps. Built in 1994.

I am working on running some new circuits sometime.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:18 PM   #18
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Thanks bunches for the responses so far...I've been doing the suggestions thus far and haven't had any luck yet.

Turned off all breakers individually, then back on - nothing changed

Can't find any GFCI's...is that normal? We just moved into our house a few weeks ago, so I'm not sure of any yet, but I'll keep looking. The house is from the mid 1980s

I'll attach two pictures of the wires I have from the ceiling to the fan, then the ones from the box in the wall. Hopefully these will be of help for you/me.

Thanks again everyone!
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Ah, I see you used the looked down upon stab connections. Put the flame retardant suit on.

I had a similar issue with a home that I just moved into. I didn't want to kill myself or someone else, so I called an electrician. Light and fan work great
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Ah, I see you used the looked down upon stab connections. Put the flame retardant suit on.

What does this mean?
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That means you should use the screw connection on the side of the terminal instead of the stab connections on the back.
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That means you should use the screw connection on the side of the terminal instead of the stab connections on the back.

This is how it was done back when it was functioning properly. Apparently this isn't recommended?
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That means you should use the screw connection on the side of the terminal instead of the stab connections on the back.
This what you are referring to?

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Tough to see in the picture but it looks like you might have wired the switch wrong. Is that a black wire going to the bottom of the switch? It looks like your missing a wire on the top left of the switch. That's most likely where the "hot" should go.
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So . . . do you have power to the switch?
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Tough to see in the picture but it looks like you might have wired the switch wrong. Is that a black wire going to the bottom of the switch? It looks like your missing a wire on the top left of the switch. That's most likely where the "hot" should go.
You were right! We had a guy come out last night and he just re-wired it and got the fan/light working properly.

HOWEVER!!! Now, our room doesn't have power on one half (ironically the half that has had power the entire time up until now) and all the bottom outlets in the house. We just moved into this house a few weeks ago, so don't know much about it yet still learning. So much fun.....
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Thanks to all for your help! Everything is functioning properly now.
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My pleasure. Good luck with the new house and many projects to come
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