I'm here with a quandry and I'm hoping someone can help me to debug or troubleshoot what might be the problem, before I resort to hiring a sparky.
I've lived in this flat for 7 years, it had been newly refurbished when I moved in. After 3 years, the seldom-used bathroom extractor fan stopped working. I didn't pay any attention because I rarely used it. Now, I've started sharing my flat and would very much like it to work.
- I checked to see if all the wires were secure in the fan, they were.
I turned all the power off, and then back on again, and flipped the isolator switch a few times.. nope.. no joy,
So, I bought a new timed extractor fan (the same kind - like-for-like), turned off the power, and installed the new one, triple checking that all the wires were just where they were supposed to be according to the instructions and according to how the old one was wired.
There are no breakers thrown , I checked the isolator switch outside the bathroom door, it seems fine - there are no fuses in it, so it's not that. and I can't see any loose wires inside of it.
I crawled up in the attic, the wires haven't been chewed by squirrels or anything, they all seem to be intact and leading to where they should be.
What could be the problem? could it be that I need to replace the isolator switch outside of the bathroom door?
What could I check that I've forgotton?
thank you very much in advance for any help anyone can offer :-)