Electrical Wiring in the Home/electrical


bathroom fan/light loses voltage. 123V in and out of switch, 90V at fixture. 6 ft. of 14/2 NM from switch to fixture. Fan and light work when plugged into wall outlet. Mouse ?  Tight staple?  worked great for over 10 years.

If need be, can i pull really hard on wire to snake new one?


If you have 123 volts on the cable leaving the switch going to the fan you should have it by the fan also unless the cable has been compromised somewhere along the way or some one burried a splice and the splice is going bad. This maybe the more likely scenario.

Trying to pull in a new cable by yanking out the old one could prove damaging to the new cable so I would recomend just snaking a new one in.

Just to be sure before doing any of this remove the switch to the fan and connect the wires directly with out the switch. If you still get the same result replace the cable.

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