Ceiling fan issue please help

Old 02-12-20, 12:12 PM
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Ceiling fan issue please help

I recently installed a ceiling fan in my living room the switch was off and I still got electrocuted. It's installed now however the fan and light work but two outlets In my bedroom only work with one thing plugged in if I plug in more than one the outlets won't work. Wires were already there for old ceiling fame it had four color coded and they were hooked up to the same colors on the new one.

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Old 02-12-20, 12:21 PM
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Sounds like the power came into the fan box first. Thus turning off the switch did not kill the power in the box.
Old 02-12-20, 01:35 PM
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Is that even a fan rated box you have there ??
When working on a circuit..... you are always advised to turn the circuit breaker off.
Now it sounds like you've wired something incorrectly at the fan location.
We'd need pictures of the wiring to comment further..... How-to-insert-pictures.
Old 02-12-20, 03:23 PM
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Beware, you may have more than one circuit in that box. And, I'm sorry you got a shock. If you were electrocuted, you wouldn't be writing this post. :-)

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