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Old 08-20-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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Darn Ain't I Smart !!

I have spent the last 4 days messing with my Fantastic Breeze fan in the kitchen.
It just quit and I in my wisdom thought "I can fix it" Rather than leave it at CW for 2 or 3 weeks, because I live in here full time.
I know they will replace it for free, but it was a challenge and I had nothing else to do.
Out came the tool box, screws everywhere, tester, wrenches (I don't know what the wrenches were for) and every screwdriver I own.
Four days I worked, nothing worked.
Finally told DW we were going to have to find a motel.
I really hate to admit defeat, but comes an end.
Wait !! One more look, check the incomming electricity again, it's dead.But wait--the fuse fell out must have been loose, checked it with the tester--Dead.
Went to the service station and bought a package of 5 fuses $1.49.
Guess what was wrong ?
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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ALWAYS look at the simpler things first!

Congratulations on a successful trouble shooting session.

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Old 08-20-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Guess what was wrong ?
You were holding the screwdriver by the wrong end?
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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If it is any consolation to you, you aren't the first and you won't be the last one to have this experience. Welcome to the club.
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It's one of Edsel Murphy's law. If a problem requires a multi step testing process the solution will always be found in the last step. No matter where in the process you start.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:28 PM   #6
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If the vent opens but the fan doesn't run check the plunger switch on top. They corrode and usually just takes a twist of a 7/8" wrench. At least that's the wrench size I remember!
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:54 PM   #7
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There is a book: Closed Circuit by Marte Brengle. One of the settings in the book is the town "Fix-It" shop.. in the shop there is a non-working ceiling fan.

I'll let you folks guess why the fan don't fan.

Marte, by the way, is kind of a boss/Friend of mine (She is head moderator in a place where I am an assistant, NOT even close to an RV forum)
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I'll bet.....

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Fixt it, dintcha ??? Just smile and sit down with a cold one.
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Sometimes, when something doesn't work, I will simply take it all apart, looking for a loose wire, broken switch, or anything that looks wrong. Most of the time, I can find nothing wrong, so I put it back together, Guess what? It now works! My son, a retired Navy Tech, says they always called it "fixed by inspection"!
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First rule in trouble shooting..........



Smack it!
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We were doing the last minute 'checks' for todays departureand the hot water tank burner would not come on. It had been in the 'ON' position since we got back from Cluxewe three weeks ago and I had drained all the water in the tanks. Fully expected the electronics board or whatever to be shot.

Got out the electrical meters, tools and etc and opened the outside door. Pulled the fuse & it checked OK, pulled the power supply cable and they all checked properly. Getting ready to head to the local RV repair place and put everything back together and went inside to check the main switch in the control panel.

Turned the switch to off and then back to on and the heater fired up. DW thinks DH is an electronic genius and DH has no idea of what he did to right the situation. Decided to enjoy a cold one (Nonalcoholic) before hitting the road.

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Many, many, many moons ago a television was not working. A technician was called. He walked in, reached down and plugged the television cord into the wall receptacle. He stood up and said, "That will be $15 please." (I told you many moons ago.)
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