switch tests fine but only 6V when load applied


Old 04-07-12, 09:45 AM
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switch tests fine but only 6V when load applied

I have a bathroom fan switch that tests fine with a continuity tester but when a 120V load is applied, I'm only getting 6V out of the switch. Is the switch bad?

With the 120V load applied and the 6V at the switch, I test the load at the fan and I show nothing. If I pull the leads off the switch and short them together, I get 120V at the fan.

Should I replace the switch?

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Old 04-07-12, 10:15 AM
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From your results that is what I'd try first.

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