Hi, been asked by my mum to fit a new extractor fan in her bathroom as the old one a Vent Axia is too noisy. Its set up to come on with the lights and has a separate switch outside the bathroom.
The wiring is as follows, 1 yellow cable going into the live and 2 blue cables going into the neutral, no earth connected.
I went into the loft to have a look and there is 2 cables running to the fan and as you can see in the pic the 2 red are connected together and the 2 earth are connected together. The other yellow cable is loose.
The new extractor fan is a Xpelair DX100, just wondering if its a straight swap and the original wiring is ok? I had a read up and seems the wiring is the old style before 2006. Also shouldn't the earth be connected? And why is there a spare yellow cable not being used.
Hi thanks for the reply. I tried fitting the new one today without luck. I connected the 2 lives and the 2 neutrals and nothing. I then connected the earth and still nothing. I used my neon on the live connection and it light up so there's power.
Put the old one back on with the single live and 2 neutral and it works.
Am I gonna to have to call an electricain or maybe faulty unit?
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