gfi & bathroom fan

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Old 10-16-05, 09:27 PM
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help please iam replaceing a gfi switch that controlls my bathroom fan and there is also an outlet on the switch. the fan works no problem but i can't get the outlet to work. help...
 
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Old 10-16-05, 11:09 PM
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Did you push the RESET button yet? GFCI's often (always?) come tripped, and must be reset after installation and before use.
 
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Old 10-17-05, 04:20 AM
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yes i did thanks anything else
 
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Old 10-17-05, 05:24 AM
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Tell us how many wires are in the box and how you connected them. Do you know if you have a neutral in the box?

Understand that even if you have the proper wires to make this work, it may be against code.
 
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Old 10-17-05, 05:24 PM
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ok two white connected to the bottom left of the switch.
two black the "hot" black & the right top wire coming out of the switch to the bottom right of the switch. the top left to the black wire coming out of the wall. the fan works from the switch but not the outlet ?
 
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Old 10-17-05, 06:36 PM
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On a GFCI, you should find four labels on four screws: line hot, line white, load hot, and load white. Do you see these four labels?
 
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Old 10-17-05, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dfdf1991
help please iam replaceing a gfi switch that controlls my bathroom fan
Exhaust fans aren't normally gfci protected. did you connect the fan switch wires to the gfci receptacle?
 
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Old 11-03-05, 10:10 AM
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i've been shopping for bath exhaust fans and pretty much all of them say "must be gfi protected for use in shower"
 
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Old 11-03-05, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by barry pdx
must be gfi protected for use in shower
That requirement only applies when the fan is installed in or directly above the shower stall, not simply in a bathroom with a shower.
 
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