Jaq Segal
Jaq Segal
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  • Cerritos, CA
Asked on Jan 12, 2019

How do I safely disconnect a bathroom ceiling fan?

Jaq SegalLisaTom Stuart


4 answers
  • Suellen Hintz
    on Jan 12, 2019

    Loosen the base cover so it drops down, loosen the fan, then twist all the wiring connectors. Install a light fixture. Don't leave the wires unused as it could cause a fire.

  • Tom Stuart
    on Jan 12, 2019

    First, turn the fan on then turn off the electricity at the circuit breaker until it stops running. Use a non contact electricity detector if you have one. Loosen the fixture and find the wires to the fan. Loosen those wires and cap each one with a wire nut. Put everything back in place and turn on the circuit breaker.

  • Lisa
    on Jan 12, 2019

    Before you do that, please PLEASE turn off the electricity to that room and in particular to that ceiling fan! If you are a complete newbie to dealing with electricity, give an electrician a call. No amount of money is worth your life. You can then watch the electrician and learn.

  • Jaq Segal
    on Jan 14, 2019

    Thank you for the suggestions. I’m going to use Tom’s technique.

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