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Please help!! We have a 8-ft ceilings in our home, and a fan

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Please help!! We have a 8-ft ceilings in our home, and a fan over our bed in the master bedroom. My husband was making our bed when he flicked the bedsheet, it caught on the pull chain/s for the fan. The light and the fan were on when this happened. They both went out simultaneously when he yanked the sheet. The breaker isn't tripped. Any ideas????????????????????? :-(
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  WCohn replied 6 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Do you have a multimeter or a way of testing an electrical circuit?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
My stupid husband probably has one, but I don't know if he knows how to use it.
Expert:  WCohn replied 6 months ago.

Did the chains break?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  WCohn replied 6 months ago.

When you pull on them do they feel normal or do the not feel like they are engaging anything?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
they feel normal
Expert:  WCohn replied 6 months ago.

Neither the fan nor the lights come on?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
they're connected to a light switch, but when it's switched on, nothing happens. We checked to be sure that he didn't deactivate any of the switches on the body of the fan, but he didn't.
Expert:  WCohn replied 6 months ago.

Did it loosen from the ceiling?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No. And I wasn't in the room when it happened, so I don't know how much movement he caused to the body of the fan when he did this. I'm starting to wonder if he damaged something with the wiring inside the ceiling.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I know that would be a stretch since the wires are coupled together with the twist caps.
Expert:  WCohn replied 6 months ago.

That's why I was asking. You are pretty smart. Try turning off the breaker and then turning it back on. Sometimes they trip, but don't kick over

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Tried that too. Nothing :-(
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks for your help. I appreciate your time. Will try to line up an electrician to take a look at it tomorrow.

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