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Hello Larry, sorry to hear your bathroom fan is not working. Bathroom exhaust fans are permitted to be installed above the shower/tub space. However, the manufacturer of the exhaust fan likely requires the exhaust fan to be GFCI protected when installed in that location. The Exception found in Section 210.11(C)(3) of the NEC® would permit electrical equipment located in the same bathroom to be connected to the required 20A branch circuit. The installation described in your question would be code compliant as it sounds like the fan is supplied by the load side of the GFCI receptacle serving the bathroom sink area.
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