Bathroom fan won't shut off

Old 04-03-09, 06:46 PM
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Bathroom fan won't shut off

I turned the bathroom exhaust fan on and when I went to shut it off, nothing still keeps running. Does anyone know of any reason why this may be happening or have any suggestions?
Old 04-03-09, 06:57 PM
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Is it a pretty old switch ?

Dont leave it too long, sounds like maybe a wire or (more likely) the switch has shorted out.

Is it just a regular up/down lighting type switch .. or one with a timer etc ?

(dont forget to kill the fuse/breaker before you start prodding around in the switch box)
Old 04-03-09, 08:55 PM
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Definitely the switch. Follow DaveC72's advice and cut off the breaker. Install a new single pole switch and you should be good to go.

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