Electrical Wiring in the Home/ceiling fan


Hi, one of the bulbs on my ceiling fan went out and when I started to remove it I noticed it had separated from the base.  There was a pop, spark, and the other lights on the fan went out.  I checked the circuit breaker but it had not tripped.  I tried turning the breakers off then on, but no luck.  I checked all the GFI's in the house and none had tripped.  There appears to be no power to the fan or its lights.  The fan is on a wall switch.

Can you help identify and fix the problem?   Thanks!


When the bulb shorted out, it damaged the wiring somewhere.  If you have a dimmer, it is the most likely. Otherwise, it could be the wiring to the light kit, or the switch, or the light kit itself.  You may need to get a cheap tester and see where you have power, and where you don't.
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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