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This just means that (if) there is a short condition at the fan you must remove the short... and in English :) This means a hot wire may be "leaking voltage" ie making contact with other wires or the fans chassis itself (which should be grounded). This can be fixed by making sure all electrical connections at the fan are secure and in order with no exposed copper on the neutral and hot conductors. You can inspect for arc flash burn marks, sometimes this is an smoking gun for a "short"
If all connections look good and you can find no obvious "short" the failure may be in the fan unit or the switch box that controls the fan.
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