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Old 02-09-06, 07:11 PM
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confused!!!

I have a small heater/fan that I use in my downstairs great room. When I turn on the fan, everything is fine, yet when I use the heat my lights in that room dim. Then, this afternoon, I went to turn it off when all of the sudden, all the power in that room went out. EXCEPT THE CEILING FAN. I went out to check the breaker and it was fine. I unplugged everthing in that room, then reset the breaker just to make sure. Still nothing, except the ceiling fan. Any ideas on what the problem could be
 
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Old 02-09-06, 07:15 PM
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You have an open connection somewhere on the circuit. It could be in any box on the circuit including the working fan.
 
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Old 02-09-06, 07:16 PM
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I would suspect a GFCI somewhere on that circuit popped. The ceiling fan is likely on a different circuit.
 
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Old 02-09-06, 07:27 PM
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I agree with joed, an open circuit is likely the cause.

Space heaters draw high current. One of the reasons a circuit opens is because of high current draw.

Check everything on the circuit (working and not working) for an open circuit. If you use a plug in type tester it will help you identify if it is an open neutral or an open hot.
 
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