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Old 02-17-2009, 05:48 AM   #1
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There is a vent with fan in the kitchen area that appears totally useless as I can't find a switch to turn it on.The manufacturers book says it is on the stove.Well it isn't, the original owner had the 2 burner stove taken out and a 4 burner w/oven installed,I thought when she bought the coach.I have hunted high and low and can't find a switch. Any ideas on how to turn this vent on? If you need it I'll post a picture of it.Peabody
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There is usually a switch for the vent hood on the front edge or under the edge of the vent hood. SOem of the older ones had a pull chain or lever that started the fan when you opened the vent.

If it is the 14" x 14" vent in the roof, the switch maybe a push button on the fan frame.

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Yep,it's a 14x14 vent in the ceiling and I don't see a chain or push button on the frame.There is a button on the micro/convection oven for a vent fan that is on the bottom of the oven.When I turn that on the vent in the ceiling does nothing,could it just be not working?,odd cause it would be the only thing not working the people that owned the coach before me were real good about keeping things working.I'm going to take the frame off and check things out,gotta get this working so my ceiling doesn't get yukky from cooking. Thanks Peabody
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If you have a aolt-ohm meter or a 12 volt tester lamp, remove the plastic frame so that you can get to the wiring to the motor and cheeck to see if you have power to the fan. Try the switch both ways.

There may be a push button next tot he fan motor that sticks through the screen.

Also, does allof your 12 volt items work? Check the 12 volt fuses.

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I Think Gerald has a tester but where it is only he and God knows.lol He will be home on the 25th if I don't have it working by then I'll have him check it for juice.Now for the fuses I have a 12volt breaker box do I have fuses too,lol.Sorry to be such a dummy but not used to electrical work,I normally do the decorating and simple plumbing the rest I let Gerald do.If I have fuses too where would I find those. Peabody
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Wanda, I am not sure if your RV has fuses or breakers on the 12 volt. Usually if you have fuses, they will be located in a panel at the power converter.

It may be a problem with the fan motor. If you let all of the smoke out of the motor it won't run... All motors run on smoke...you will need to find a way to get the smoke back in to it.

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I have breakers.lol funny Peabody
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Thank you for the thought.This is my first motor home and getting to know the coach and any quirks has been fun.I do live in it full time and slowly but surely am getting things up and running,every thing works I just want to make sure I know what does what and when,lol.I'll get that vent figured out eventually I'm sure it too works just haven't found the switch. Peabody
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Is there a thermostat on a nearby wall that doesn't seem to have a purpose? Some versions of vent fans are controlled by a themostat with a lever on the side of the box. Also, I would be suspicious of the cook top swap crew. They might have had to cover up the location of the old switch with the new cooktop, and instead of relocating they simply rolled up or cut off the wires. See if you can slide the new cooktop out of the way and look around in the cabinet for a couple of stray wires...
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I know nothing about electricity except I like it. But you mentioned that the switch was on the stove and the original stove was removed. Maybe the switch went with the stove and the fan is not connected to anything now.
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One option would be to visit Harbor Fright and pick up a cable tracker

Hook the tranmitter module to the positive and ground leads at the fan (FAN OFF) and start searching for the wire.. Where the hot wire ends.. that's the switch
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