Brand new attic fan not working


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Old 07-30-16, 03:49 PM
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Brand new attic fan not working

i installed an attic fan today, wired it all up and its not powering on. it has power ran to it. i was testing the voltage with a multimeter, and i touched a power lead to the back of the thermostat it sparked but turned on for a second. i have very little electrical knowledge any help is appreciated
 
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Old 07-30-16, 03:53 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Is this a rooftop attic fan with self contained thermostat ?
You need to turn that thermostat to test the operation.
 
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Old 07-30-16, 03:55 PM
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yes, its an adjustable temperature thermostat. i've played around with the little knob and no dice.
 
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Old 07-30-16, 04:18 PM
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You can try shorting out the two wires on the back of the thermostat. If the fan works.... the thermostat is defective.
 
 

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