Sparks flying & loud popping sound from ceiling fan


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Old 12-13-19, 08:32 PM
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Sparks flying & loud popping sound from ceiling fan

I pulled the chain to turn on my ceiling fan and sparks flew. It made a loud popping sound and I got a little buzz feeling on my fingers from the chain. I saw one of the light bulbs blew out but they didn't. The ceiling fan started and then it just stopped. It went slow and it stopped it didn't go all the way around. I checked the circuit and nothing tripped. I just don't know what to do. I don't know to go to bed and sleep. Is this thing going to blow up over my head. I don't know what circuit breaker it is. Stephen turn it off
 

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Old 12-13-19, 08:56 PM
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Turn off the breaker and take the fan down. Something shorted under the housing. It could be the switch or a loose wire.
 
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Old 12-16-19, 05:53 AM
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... I saw one of the light bulbs blue but they didn't ...


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When the bulb looked blue was it on abnormally bright or was it off?
 
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Old 12-16-19, 10:12 AM
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Stephen turn it off
If the circuit is turned off at least it's safe for now. Good job Stephen!
 
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Old 12-16-19, 10:20 AM
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Very hard to read. That was blew in the text..... not blue.
 
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Old 12-23-19, 10:34 AM
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Another one hit wonder. ..............
 
 

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