RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-18-2016, 02:03 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 106
rain sensor on fantastic fan

The red light on the control panel for the fantastic fan is glowing red showing the rain sensor is off (I think). I thought maybe the sensor was dirty, where would the sensor be located ?

The slide button next to the light does not seem to slide one way or the other. No manual and the internet is no help.

Thank you in advance.
5hfarms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 07:06 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
RedLdr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 1,955
It sounds like the rain sensor is dirty, the suggested action is to clean it with rubbing alcohol. As far as it location see the attached picture. The sensor is the brass colored strip in the lower right corner.

I looked for a Owners Manual .pdf on the Fan-tastic website but couldn't find one. Their Tech Support number is 800-521-0298 and is open 8-5 Eastern M-F....
Attached Images
 
__________________
Wayne and Christine
2021 R-Pod RP-192 with OEM Solar
2020 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew FX4, 3.5L EcoBoost, Max Tow Package with 1572# Payload
RedLdr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 08:26 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 106
I tried cleaning that part with a damp cloth, will try tomorrow with alcohol.
Thank you
5hfarms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 12:37 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Creativepart's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: South Texas
Posts: 526
I was on the roof on time and the FF was open and running and I needed to turn it off. I didn't want to climb down to turn it off. So I wet my finder and touched the rain sensor. That did the trick and off it went.
__________________
2017 Winnebago Adventurer 37F
TOAD: 2016 Lincoln MKX
Creativepart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 12:47 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5hfarms View Post
The red light on the control panel for the fantastic fan is glowing red showing the rain sensor is off (I think). I thought maybe the sensor was dirty, where would the sensor be located ?

The slide button next to the light does not seem to slide one way or the other. No manual and the internet is no help.

Thank you in advance.
Are you sure that means it off? My FF has the red light on since we bought it, another parasitic drain.
Checking the Fantastic Vent website, I found mine is the 7000 series. Of course, they post no manuals that I could easily find and none came with the MH. Again it's either thru this forum or experiment that we find out how to operate things in our RV.
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 6
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 01:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Telstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: La Mirada, CA
Posts: 528
Give Fantastic Fan customer support a call if you need assistance and don't forget their fans have a lifetime warranty. They sent me a new motor and fan blade for an eight year old fan free of charge. Another time I called to buy a new shroud because of a crack caused by tightening a screw to tight and they sent the new one free of charge. What a great company.
__________________
Gary and Donna
2005 Cardinal 33TS-LX
Trail Air pin box
Center Point suspension
2018 Ram Laramie 3500 6'4" box 2WD
Demco AutoSlide 18k
Telstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 03:10 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 106
Thanks for all the advise, will call Fantastic Fan today
5hfarms is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fan

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

Disclaimer:

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 06:43 AM.