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Old 06-20-2017, 01:07 PM   #1
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First minor issue with new/used Trailer

This morning I decided to do another PDI prior to our upcoming first trip. Everything worked as expected, except for the vent-a-hood fan over the stove. I'm almost positive that I checked it before taking possession. I bought from an individual, so I will be fixing it myself. The light works, but the fan will not run. I am hoping that it is something simple. Could it be a fuse or just a loose connection somewhere? I did pull the filter and theban will spin freely. I ran out of time before work, so I couldn't trouble shoot further. Any advice from more experienced rv'ers, or someone who has had a similar issue would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:12 PM   #2
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I doubt if they ran separate power for the fan and light so I would start with the fan switch and fan
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:16 PM   #3
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I doubt if they ran separate power for the fan and light so I would start with the fan switch and fan
Thanks, I was thinking that way also.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:49 AM   #4
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Those little fan motors are susceptible to the brushes sticking. Especially when not used much, such as the range hood.
Turn it on and give it a spin with your finger (be careful) and see if it might start running.
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Just guessing and I'm hoping someone else will correct me on this ~ Is there any chance that there might be a micro switch to keep the fan from energizing if the outside vent is closed/latched?
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:26 PM   #6
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Just guessing and I'm hoping someone else will correct me on this ~ Is there any chance that there might be a micro switch to keep the fan from energizing if the outside vent is closed/latched?
I have never seen one on an R/V.
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There is a thermal link in the positive lead from the switch to the fan that went bad on my Rockwood. It's soldered in place.
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:29 AM   #8
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Just guessing and I'm hoping someone else will correct me on this ~ Is there any chance that there might be a micro switch to keep the fan from energizing if the outside vent is closed/latched?
The outside vent was opened. I thought of this also and checked, but did not find anything. Working nights now, so I will trouble shoot more on next off day and will report the solution if found.
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I had this same issue with the fan not working. It was the thermal link. I removed the link and put an in line fuse in it's place. Now all works as new.
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I had this same issue with the fan not working. It was the thermal link. I removed the link and put an in line fuse in it's place. Now all works as new.
Thanks, I'll look for that. What size fuse did you use to replace the thermal link?
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10 amp blade type. Same amp as the part I cut out. Cost was a couple of dollars
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