Bathroom exhaust fan wiring


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Old 01-02-17, 02:13 PM
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Bathroom exhaust fan wiring

I am replacing the exhaust fan motor in my bathroom. The old one was hard wired and the new one has an outlet plug. They are both just 2 wires coming from the motor. Is it okay to just cut the plug off and connect directly to the wires like the old one?
 
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No. The new fan should have a junction box (They tend to be small) where to connect the house wires to. The new exhaust fan will then plug into the receptacle built into the fan.

If this is not making sense. please post pictures and/or model numbers of the new fan.
 
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Old 01-02-17, 03:15 PM
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Here is a picture. As you can see there should be a cover plate with the receptacle the fan plugs into. When that plate is in place it forms your junction box.

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Here is another type. In this case you may need to remove the fan to get to it.

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If the fan is missing the receptacle you may be able to replace it. Is there a square slot where it may have been?

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