Bathroom exhaust fan won't work.

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Old 11-05-16, 03:39 PM
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Bathroom exhaust fan won't work.

My bathroom exhaust fan has stopped working. It's got three switches on the wall, Vent, heat, and light. None of these functions work. Is it a bad breaker? And how do I find out with a voltage tester?
 
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Old 11-05-16, 04:06 PM
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I would guess a tripped breaker or a tripped GFCI receptacle.
Look for any GFCI's in the house and push test and reset.
Also reset the suspected breakers. Some breakers might appear to be fine when tripped.
 
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I have done that, but still not working. Is it a possible bad breaker?
 
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Old 11-05-16, 04:37 PM
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It's possible. Voltage testers are not recommended. Use a meter, analog preferred.

The breaker's hot terminal should read ~120V to both neutral and ground.
 
 

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