Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2021, 11:29 AM   #1
thomlinson's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 42
Question Fantastic fan won't run with screen in place

Solved. But I'm not sure I'm happy with the solution.

Original post:
This is odd. I took the inside screen off my Fantastic fan (model 1250) to clean it, and when I put it back, the fan won't work. Remove the screen, fan works fine. Even tucking in one part of it (opposite the pull-down) disables the fan. I am stumped. Any ideas?

I loosened the five screws that hold the mounting plate in place, put the screen back in, and the fan ran. I then tightened the screws, one at a time, and all were fine except the one by the directional (exhaust/intake) switch. When I tightened it, the fan wouldn't run. I backed it off until the fan worked, then, with the fan running, slowly tightened that screw. The fan blades started hitting something, presumably the screen frame, so I backed the screw off, and all is fine. I'm guessing that with it fully tight, the blades are not able to move. So, now I have a working fan, but I have a screw loose (confirming what my wife has said for years). Does anyone have a more elegant solution?
John Thomlinson
San Pedro, CA
2016 EVO-ATS 200RDS
Slowly figuring out the meaning of life
thomlinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2021, 07:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Mountain Falls, VA
Posts: 222
How about a couple of washers?
Mark & Heather
Mountain Falls, VA

2019 Salem FSX 179DBK
firemedicmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2021, 08:01 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: SW PA
Posts: 915
The fan blade may be too low on the motor shaft and rubbing on the screen There is a set screw on the hub of the blade that secures it to the motor shaft. Loosen the set screw and see if the blade will up a bit and tighten the set screw.

2021 Newmar Baystar 3401
2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk toad
2017.5 Forester 3051S Traded 7/2020
Steve-W is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:08 AM.