bathroom fan and light


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Old 12-27-02, 06:35 AM
dsiegris
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Lightbulb bathroom fan and light

I have a 60 year old capecod with a single bathroom. If the bathroom light is left on for a while (approximately 30-45 minutes) the fan will turn on all by itself. It runs for about 30 seconds and then shuts back off. Is this normal, or is there something wrong with it?
 
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Old 12-27-02, 09:24 AM
john wer
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if it is a light/fan combo it may have a thermocouple that turns on the fan when the temp rises in the fixture. if it isn't a combo fixture something is amiss. john
 
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Old 12-27-02, 09:42 AM
dsiegris
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fan/light combo

It is a light/fan combo. So the turning on and off is normal? I have had light/fan combos before and never had one come on like this. I just want to make sure that it's not crossed wiring or anything that will turn my home to a cinders while I am at the grocery store.
 
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Old 12-27-02, 01:03 PM
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Just a guess, but you may have installed a bulb that exceeds the maximum wattage allowed by the fixture. Most fixtures are limited to 60-watt bulbs. If you have a 75 or 100 watt bulb in there, either replace it or uprade you fire and life insurance.
 
 

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