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Old 11-14-2011, 09:32 AM   #1
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Fantastic Fan - Not working - Any ideas??

We just purchased a new (to us) Sea View... Its a 1999 and the main living area is equiped with a Fantasic Fan with the rain sensor. When we first got the rv it worked just fine, now the fan won't rotate... The lid will go up and down but the fan won't spin. We've checked the fuse in the fan and the wiring on the fan...
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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We just purchased a new (to us) Sea View... Its a 1999 and the main living area is equiped with a Fantasic Fan with the rain sensor. When we first got the rv it worked just fine, now the fan won't rotate... The lid will go up and down but the fan won't spin. We've checked the fuse in the fan and the wiring on the fan...
Any suggestions???
I had the same problem with our coach not long after we bought it. What I found was that there is a ground wire that that goes to the plunger switch under the lid. I removed the plunger switch and thoroughly cleaned the ground connection (It was dirty and corroded). Put it all back together and it's worked fine ever since. Hope this helps.
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Call Fantastic Fan - they have GREAT customer service people. 800-521-0298
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Also check the that all the wire connections at the wall on/off switch are tight--I had that issue in a previous coach.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:44 PM   #5
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Fantastic Fans are guaranteed for life and no questions asked. Call them up and they will help you figure out what the problem is then send you the part to fix it.
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Fantastic Fans are guaranteed for life and no questions asked. Call them up and they will help you figure out what the problem is then send you the part to fix it.
Really? Wow. That explains a lot! I emailed their tech support last week. We had picked up a 2004 trailer with a fan, and I managed to break it on day 2. I literally pulled on one of the knobs, and the whole assembly fell off in my hand. I emailed them to see what it would cost to fix it, and a new part has already been shipped out to my house, free of charge. It was such a great experience, I was looking for an excuse to buy another one of their fans.
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Open cover by hand, take a 9/16" wrench, go up on roof, find the plunger switch, tighten the nut. It should work fine then.
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I had the same problem. One day I turned it on and the lid opened but the fan would not run. I called Fantastic Fan's customer service and they suggested that I open the cover, remove the plunger from the top, and clean the contacts with a spray contact cleaner. What I found when I removed the plunger was that there was no wire attached to it. The ground wire plugs onto the bottom of the plunger switch. After removing the fan from the inside of the coach, I found the ground wire laying there. Once it was re-attached, it worked great and I have not had a problem since.
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Excellent suggestions to help and as mentioned their fans are guaranteed for life. One of the best compainies I have ever worked with. Give them a call they for sure will help you out.
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We have a similar fan in our bathroom. The rotary switch has settings 0-1-2-3. There is also an on/off rocker switch. The newer ones have an additional emergency rotary switch for opening and closing the cover.

If the 0-1-2-3 rotary switch is in the 0 position the cover can be raised and lowered with the emergency rotary switch but the fan will not operate. Putting the switch in the 0 position locks out the fan on/off rocker switch (and the wall mounted switch if you have one).

For the fan to operate properly the 0-1-2-3 rotary switch must be in either the 1-2-or 3 setting and the rocker switch must be in the ON position. The rocker switch is used to manually turn the fan on and off while allowing the cover to remain open.
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Fantastic Fans are guaranteed for life and no questions asked. Call them up and they will help you figure out what the problem is then send you the part to fix it.
Written warranty for Fantastic Fans is for two (2) years, but company apparently has a unwritten policy of assistance for their products, without regard to age.
I have called them for assistance numerous times, and they have always given me advise and free parts as necessary to repair my fans.
So give them a call to discuss your problem, and I am quite sure they will solve your problems.
They are truly a Fantastic Company with service to match!
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The Fantastic Vent Fan company described in a single word "is" "Fantastic."

Drop them a call and the resolution to your problem will be forth coming at little to no cost. Fantastic will only be billing for shipping and that's it in my experience on an 8 year old fan. They sent me everything I needed the first time and the fan is now working fantastically.
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Plunger switch---every year I hit ours with some spray lube and push it up and down----then everything is fine.
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