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Old 06-24-2019, 12:00 PM   #1
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Bathroom Vent Stops spinning

The vent in my bathroom comes on and works at all 3 speeds, but only for a few minutes and then it turns off. Sometimes if I take the fuse out it will start again, or sometimes I have to let it sit for awhile.

I am assuming that it is maybe heating up? Or could the fuse be bad even though it is still working?

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:29 PM   #2
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You didnít say the fan type.... some of the newfangled ones are remote/transistorized/complicated. If itís regular there canít be many things wrong.
DC doesnít care how many volts as long as it runs.
How old is it? Is the lid opened 1/2 way or more? Do you have a cover on it? Did it used to work?
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:49 PM   #3
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I guess more details would help.... 2006 Wildwood destination trailer.

Original Fan. Has a cover but fan has always worked up until recently.

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Old 06-24-2019, 01:40 PM   #4
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There are countess replacement options.... from $20 to dang those are high. If you play with it for long you have spent more than it's worth. You can find the model number and search for replacement parts or buy a new one. If you use it I would seek a higher velocity than the standard fan(this is also assuming the PM RV has the same fan).


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Old 06-24-2019, 01:43 PM   #5
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Thanks! and it did help.. lol! Ill check for some replacement fans, because we use it a lot.
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:11 PM   #6
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I’m not recommending Camping World, but here’s the best replacement for the money, and you can do it all from inside. No need to climb on the roof or disturb your seal of the original roof vent.

I replaced our factory piece of crap vent, with this one, and the improvement is worth it. Maybe not a lot quieter, but definitely moves the air much much better.

I also rewired the on/off switch from the unit, to a switch on the wall that my vertically challenged wife can reach.

Just my $0.02

https://www.campingworld.com/vortex-...ade-49448.html
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:27 PM   #7
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Awesome! I was not looking forward to having to mess with the seal on the roof. I will definitely check it our! Thanks!
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Or, you could try cleaning the motor with an electronic spray cleaner, a drop or 2 of high quality electric motor oil (if it is not “oilite or silicone impregnated” type bearings.). Many of these 12 volt fans have a sensor to shut them off if they get too warm from running. Or, as other posters have said, get a slip-in replacement.
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Or, you could try cleaning the motor with an electronic spray cleaner, a drop or 2 of high quality electric motor oil (if it is not “oilite or silicone impregnated” type bearings.). Many of these 12 volt fans have a sensor to shut them off if they get too warm from running. Or, as other posters have said, get a slip-in replacement.
That's exactly what I did and it works fine. Before cleaning, I purchased a new one just in case it didn't work. It's still in the box sitting on a storage shelf in case I do need a replacement.
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Different vent/fan, but I've replaced the motor in mine twice now. Not super expensive and fairly easy to change.
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