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Old 06-07-13, 08:20 AM
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ceiling fan install questions

Installed a new ceiling tonite in my sons bedroom. It is controlled by switch , 1 for fan & 1 for light. This bedroom is on its own circuit with adjoing bedroom (panel says bedroom 1-2 on this breaker). I wired black to black , white to white , red to blue , bare to green. Turned breaker back on and fan/light worked as it should. Well about an hour later went into master bedroom (it to is on its own circuit) and no lights. Went to panel and breaker was tripped . Flippd it back on and about 2 hours later it tripped again. So kinda puzzled as to why the master bedroom is tripping but not bedroom #1 where the fan was just installed. Its a newer home built in 09 , there was not a light or fan fixture installed previously in bedroom #1. The circuit breaker in panel is one that has a test button and three different postions (I think middle postion was ground fault) . I've just moved into home a few weeks ago and haven't had a problem with tripping breaker until tonite so any advice is appreciated. Thank you
 
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Old 06-07-13, 10:22 AM
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Check all your new connections. Does the switch feed power to the master bedroom? Does the breaker only trip after running the fan?
 
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No the switch to the fan I installed is a separate switch to the fan in master bedroom.the breaker never tripped before fan was installed in bedroom 1 . But it did trip twice after installed and both fans were on . But only power to master bedroom fan was lost.
 
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Just to be clear;

Despite the Bedroom-M breaker tripping, the light/fan in Bedroom-1 still works?

What was originally in Bedroom-1? Hole in ceiling with wires to switch?
 
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Correct power still. To fan in bedroom 1when breaker for master bedroom trips. There was nothing in bedroom 1 prior to fan. The guy that bought home new never installed lighting in bedrooms.
 
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the circuit breaker installed on each bedroom circuit is a AFCI breaker not a GFCI . My bad.
 
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Old 06-07-13, 03:49 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

This is puzzling, and one of the puzzling things about it is that the breaker for the circuit that supplies the light in your master bedroom only trips after a couple of hours. That implies that the problem is thermal overload rather than an arc fault. And that doesn't make a lot of sense if the only thing you did was add a new load on a different circuit. The two circuits should not share any wiring.

Did you install the fan in your master bedroom? How long has that been working without any problems?
 
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no i did not install fan in master bedroom. It was there when I purchased home about a month ago. It had been working fine not breakers tripping prior to me installing fan in bedroom 1 .
 
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If the two fans are on different breakers no sense looking further than coincidence. You need to troubleshoot the circuit where the breakers is giving you trouble. Or am I missing something?
 
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