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 Post subject: Bathroom Fan Wiring
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:01 pm 
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Trying to replace a bathroom fan, which is switch operated, rather than coming on with the light. Took out old fan, replaced with exactly same model, but can't get switch to operate, as fan is now always on.

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What might be wrong?

Is it right that the wiring in this image appears to connect live to neutral?

Note, electrical knowledge is not extensive, so simple descriptions would be appreciated :-)

Image shows inside connection in loft (with lighting circuits on left and fan connections on right).


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 Post subject: Re: Bathroom Fan Wiring
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A pic of inside the fan would help to figure it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Bathroom Fan Wiring
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rnb69 wrote:
Image shows inside connection in loft (with lighting circuits on left and fan connections on right).


Are the connections just like that in the loft or have you taken them out of some sort of box for the photo?


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 Post subject: Re: Bathroom Fan Wiring
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Did you actually strip the insulation, and is it actually connecting? (Not stripped enough)

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rnb69 wrote:

Is it right that the wiring in this image appears to connect live to neutral?

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Almost certainly a "switched live" or "live return" In lighting circuits the colours don't necessarily mean live/neutral.

Pics of the wiring at the fan and switch and if possible the supply wiring which could be from the nearest light fitting though not necessarily.

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