I have 2 bathrooms, each with both an extractor fan and a ceiling rose mounted light bulb. The fans are Greenwood Airvacs. They are 20 years old. The fans have automatic run ons of about 15 minutes after the bulbs are switched off with their respective cord pulls. It all works fine in both bathrooms.
I have now substituted the bulbs for LED bulbs. The fans now just run on for ever after turning the bulbs off. The only way to switch the fans off is via the isolator switches.
Putting the incandescent bulbs back restores proper fan operation. Swapping the LED bulbs from bathroom to bathroom makes each fan run on for ever. It's definitely something to do with the design of LED light bulbs.
EDIT: Taking the bulbs out, pulling the switch starts the fans. Then they run and stop. They stop with no bulb in the socket. So in summary, the fans operate correctly with incandescent bulbs, and no bulbs. They never stop with LED bulbs(!?)
One LED bulb is from ASDA (own brand) and the other is from Homebase ( a Phillips). They physically look different. There is no connection between them that I can ascertain.
Why do my extractor fans never stop with an LED bulb in the ceiling fitting?