bedroom light

Old 06-12-03, 08:44 PM
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bedroom light

A week ago while my bedroom light was on (which is also a ceiling fan) I heard a loud "pop" and then saw sparks fly from the light/fan in the ceiling. It threw the breaker, so I turned the switch on the wall off and went and flipped the breaker back. When I came back in and flipped the light switch back on, it happened again. Now when I turn the light switch on the fan blades slowly move then stop. When I turn the light switch off the fan blades start turning the opposite direction. I was told to have this checked out but was wondering if it is something I can do myself? Any advice? The ceiling fan was installed 2 years ago and I have not had any problems prior to now.

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Old 06-12-03, 08:51 PM
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Sounds like the fan fried. New fans are pretty inexpensive these days, and they are not hard to install (if you can deal with the weight).
Old 06-13-03, 04:23 AM
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Sounds like a short in the fan. It could be a wire nut that fell off. With the breaker off, take down the fan and inspect the connections. If you saw sparks there will be black marks where the problem is.

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