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Old 01-30-2019, 11:00 PM   #1
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Living room vent fan control sensor

I know this sensor is to turn on the fan in my living area roof vent. And maybe I'm just different, but I would like for it to turn on the fan when the inside temperature reaches a certain temp. Right now the only way I can get the sensor to turn on the fan is to set the fan at a cool temp.
I feel there must be some wires connected incorrectly. I would like to take off the front cover but it doesn't just pop off and I find no screws.
Is there an easy way to remove the front cover?
Or is this controlling the fan the way it is suppose to?
Thanks for your input.
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:44 AM   #2
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The cover should pop off. That said, I believe it's working correctly.

You set the temp, when it gets WARMER than the temp you set it comes on. It's a cooling device.

That said, I am almost certain that it can be calibrated and from what your saying it appears that currently it thinks it's a lot cooler inside than it in fact is. So, that's why you have to turn it way down to come on.

Pop off the lid and look for an adjustment somewhere. Or just know how many degrees it's off and act accordingly.

Now, these are not digital and they will always be a little "coarse".....
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Is there a reason you have it set for over 80 degrees. Just lower the set temp.
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:56 AM   #4
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Right now I have 2 ways of turning the fan off. Either set it at high temperature or set it to off.


I would like to leave in the morning with the vent open and set the thermostat to 75 - 80 and have the fan come on. I'm now in Yuma AZ and will try it again today.
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:10 PM   #5
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OK.... so it comes OFF when you turn UP the thermostat..... interesting, and It appears you are correct in that that is reversed.....

So, take the cover off. Find the instructions () and make sure it's set up for AC and not Heat. Is there a heat cool switch on the outside anywhere? I don't see one....

If you can find a model number somewhere we can try to help.....

It IS possible that it is a heat only unit.... (wouldn't surprise me) and that you need to get a simple AC unit. I'm hoping that there's a way to connect the wires and/or flip a dip switch to make it do what you want it to do.
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:12 PM   #6
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My unit has a manual/auto option at the fan. Push or pull the knob for the lid.
I can set it to manual, open the vent, set the temp and the fan comes on at the set temp. YMMV
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It's working correctly, it's like using your central air. You set it at 65 and it will run till it gets that cool. ( probably not get down to 70 on a 100 degree day)
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It's working correctly, it's like using your central air. You set it at 65 and it will run till it gets that cool. ( probably not get down to 70 on a 100 degree day)
You know..... I got my head in a twister there. You are correct.
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You know..... I got my head in a twister there. You are correct.
You kind of had me confused for a bit. So I read your post a couple times. I'm getting slower at thinking things through . But it comes back.
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Well my head was more concerned with the fact that I blew out a fan motor in my air handler for the first floor of the house as well as the circulation pump and expansion tank for the floor heat in my shop both on the same day and the temp was MINUS 1. (Fahrenheit.....) So here I was jury rigging stuff at 3 am.....You can't make this stuff up.
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