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Old 07-28-2016, 08:47 AM   #1
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Fantastic vent fan motor replacement only

Greetings,
I looked through the list here and did not see anything on fan-only replacement. I was wondering if anyone has had their fan go out, and simply replaced it. I didn't need the whole unit and I am thinking it is fairly simple to replace just the fan and motor, but wanted to see if anyone has done this and has any advice.

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Greetings,
I looked through the list here and did not see anything on fan-only replacement. I was wondering if anyone has had their fan go out, and simply replaced it. I didn't need the whole unit and I am thinking it is fairly simple to replace just the fan and motor, but wanted to see if anyone has done this and has any advice.

Thanks,

Robin
I'm sure if you call Fantastic with the model number of your fan and describe your problem they will be more than happy to get you what you need. They have sent me replacement parts in the past for No Charge.

Welcome to Fan-Tastic Vent!
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They used to have a lifetime warranty and replacement parts were free, but I heard recently that is no longer the policy. Suggest you call them about the problem:
Fan-Tastic Vent's Contact Us

Here is a place that claims to sell parts for them:
Fantastic Vent RV Vent FanĀ* Adohen Supply
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have your credit card handy since atwood bought them they charge for parts but are reasonable and fast shippers
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Old 07-28-2016, 08:31 PM   #5
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My fan motor went south and I had planned on just replacing the part but after closer examination decided it was simpler and more cost-effective to just replace the whole unit. The correct choice, as I discovered the original had been installed with no bedding sealant, only some styrofoam looking film.
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The styrofoam gasket was sent with the fan and was meant to be used as a seal. Some use it some don't. If you use it along with self leveling sealant then you will be fine. If you use sealant under the flange and then the self leveling then you will be fine. Both work well.
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I had a motor go bad. About $40 IIRC.
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Are you sure it's the motor. I just had mine take a crap aslo. Mine ended up being the rain sensor diode. I just by passed it and walla, back in action. A simple check. Get a test light and see were the power is stoping. Use the lide switch as the ground.
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Are you sure it's the motor. I just had mine take a crap aslo. Mine ended up being the rain sensor diode. I just by passed it and walla, back in action. A simple check. Get a test light and see were the power is stoping. Use the lide switch as the ground.
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The fan didn't totally quit. It only operated at one speed and had been squeaking for a while. The replacement did the trick. Btw, mine is a manual and does not have sensors.

Thanks for your info,

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The fan didn't totally quit. It only operated at one speed and had been squeaking for a while. The replacement did the trick. Btw, mine is a manual and does not have sensors.

Thanks for your info,

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You got the motor only?
Where did you get the parts?
What was the $$ cost?

Or did you replace the whole unit?

Answers may help others.

Glad you have it working again.
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Vender who sells fan parts

Greetings.

Replacing the fan/motor was very simple as was installing.

I contacted Fantastic Vent
http://www.fantasticvent.com/

Phone # 800-521-0298

They told me that because it was bought within two years, they would send me one, no charge.

Hope this helps. Robink
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