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Old 11-20-2017, 01:19 PM   #1
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Stove fan vent

I consider myself pretty experienced and I do a lot of my own RV repairs but my vent for the stove , ie; the outside flap, itís secured itself somehow with two little tabs at the bottom and I have tried everything to try to figure out how I push those so the flap will open again, I did not realize it but my flapper has been closed or never opened in the 3 1/2 four years weíve owned our RV and I would like to figure out how to open it. I have pushed it in up down sideways took a screwdriver and try to pop it open nothing work, and I do not want to break it. does anybody know how to unfasten it?
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:32 PM   #2
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I have had the tabs on our wildwood stove vent glue themselves to the flapper and it took a little bit of effort to get them to rotate. The tabs should rotate. It's possible the pins they rotate on have corrode and swollen to the point they won't move.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:35 PM   #3
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The two tabs at the bottom push up and pull out. Later RJD
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:18 PM   #4
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They are difficult. I do one side first. Put your thumbs underneath one and push up and away from the camper.
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:27 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot guys. GOT IT!!!
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:27 PM   #6
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They are difficult. I do one side first. Put your thumbs underneath one and push up and away from the camper.
X2 They are a really rotten design.
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:27 PM   #7
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X2 They are a really rotten design.
Well it might not be so bad if the doggoned vent wasn't seven feet off the ground... Reaching those tabs on tiptoe, with outstretched fingertips, is a chore.

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Old 12-23-2017, 10:20 PM   #8
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What first alerted you to the issue of them not opening. I ask because my 371REBH almost blows the burners out when I have the vent fan on.. makes it hard to cook evenly with all the flames blowing to one side,,
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:00 PM   #9
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Our fan was not removing much air and I was checking why and saw it was closed. Wow ur fan really moves a lot of air if itís doing that.
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What first alerted you to the issue of them not opening. I ask because my 371REBH almost blows the burners out when I have the vent fan on.. makes it hard to cook evenly with all the flames blowing to one side,,
Your fan is sucking air out, not blowing it in, right? If not it may wired backwards.
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