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Old 05-22-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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Create-A-Breeze fan in bathroom isn't working

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Does anyone else have a create-a-breeze fan in their bathroom and have trouble with it not working? The 1809s we just bought has one and I can't figure out how to work it. I have checked the fuse that is in the fan and it is good and also called the dealership and they said it has to be turned on and then open the vent to start it but this also isn't working.

Any ideas??

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Old 05-22-2011, 09:51 AM   #2
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Be sure the vent cover is open and the fan speed is set at least to 1 and turn the temperature knob towards the blue. If it doesn't come on then it could be no power. You'll need to get access to the wiring connection to check for 12 volts DC. Is the Battery cut off turned off? or it possibly could be a bad switch either for the fan or the temperature setting. It could also be the switch in the vent cover that allows it to come on once opened.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:15 AM   #3
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The fan is turned on (at least in ours and a few other types) by the wall switch that controls the overhead light. Of course you need the vent open and the speed set to anything other than off.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:23 AM   #4
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The fan is turned on (at least in ours and a few other types) by the wall switch that controls the overhead light. Of course you need the vent open and the speed set to anything other than off.
Times TWO. But I added another wall switch next to the single OEM one just to control the fan.
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The fan is turned on (at least in ours and a few other types) by the wall switch that controls the overhead light. Of course you need the vent open and the speed set to anything other than off.
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X4. The wife and I always operate the light/fan opposite each other so we have to figure it out every time we use it.
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I was going to also suggest checking the fuse that's accessible in the fan as well. I just came in after looking at mine, but didn't realize that some are connected through the switch on the wall also. See I learn something every time I check the forums out. My fan just works off the controls within the housing.
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I added another wall switch next to the single OEM one just to control the fan. I got it on eBay.
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I added another wall switch next to the single OEM one just to control the fan. I got it on eBay.
Side question and not intending to hijack the thread....

Lou how difficult was this? And did you have to run any new wires? I found the item on ebay NEW RV CAMPER 12V POWER VENT BATH LIGHT WALL SWITCH ON | eBay and if it is a matter of separating existing fan and light wires in the existing switch and connecting them to the new one then I can handle that.

Another question, did you have to enlarge the hole in the wall to accommodate the new switch.

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Lou how difficult was this?

Not very. As with all my "simple jobs" it was harder than I thought. My 15 minute job took about 2 hours.

And did you have to run any new wires?

Yes, I used 14Ga double speaker wire (silver/Gold) to run power from the switch to the Vent. I used that because I had a 250 foot roll and no idea what to do with it!

I found the item on eBay NEW RV CAMPER 12V POWER VENT BATH LIGHT WALL SWITCH ON | eBay

That was the vendor. fast shipping with no issues.

Is it a matter of separating existing fan and light wires in the existing switch and connecting them to the new one then I can handle that.

Well, here is the deal. There is a single run of switched power to the fan shroud and a junction that then routes power to the fan; ceiling light fixture and vanity lights. I made a jumper that went from the "Lights" lug to the "Fan" lug. I tied the grounds together in the wall. Then I ran a new wire to the fan shroud and it was not all that hard to fish.

I used the existing run to pull the new run and a heavy string into the shroud. I untied the new run and pulled the existing run back into the switch box with the string. The lights switch now powers the ceiling lights and vanity lights. The fan switch just powers the fan.

I "could" be talked into taking the shroud apart and pulling the wall plate for photos, but not looking forward to it.

Did you have to enlarge the hole in the wall to accommodate the new switch?

Yes. The wall is very thin and cuts easily with a box cutter. (or even scissors)
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