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I had to unwire my ceiling fan and kitchen light to move a wall, and now I rewired them they come on , but when I shut them off they blow the circuit breaker. any help please

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Your wall switch must have to different phase hot wires going to it. when off, no problem, when on it is a short. be careful

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