I have replaced all the lighting and ceiling fans with no problem,
except in my room. I have tried to put in another ceiling fan and
there is a spark and the breaker trips. Do I have to call an
You will need to re-open the connection box in the fan and re-examin the
connections that you made. It's obvious that you have a short and it may be
readily seen by a blackened or melted connector. If nothing is obvious you
*will* have to call an electrician. Good luck.
I find that most skilled operators just do the job, and never post to
usenet. The fact that the OP posted, suggests the OP isn't very skilled with
electricity. I'd suggest a handyman or electrician to come and help.
Use a circuit tester to verify that the hot, neutral and ground were not
miswired for that fixture. Also check the switch that controls the fan.
You shouldn't get a spark at all if you wired it up then turned on the
breaker then flipped the switch. The breaker should have just tripped with
no excitement. If you are seeing an arc inside the fan, maybe it is
defective. Temporarily hook up a normal lamp to check power.
You may also have mixed up the lamp and motor wires.
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