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Old 11-04-2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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We have problems with both of our Fantastic Fan roof units on our 2006 VTDP. We live in costal NC where the roof is subjected to lots of sun and heat. This causes the FF vent covers to stick to the rubber seal, causing the motor to stall our. We have to open the unit manually, then switch to automatic. I have tried applying silicone, with no help. Any suggestions??


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We have problems with both of our Fantastic Fan roof units on our 2006 VTDP. We live in costal NC where the roof is subjected to lots of sun and heat. This causes the FF vent covers to stick to the rubber seal, causing the motor to stall our. We have to open the unit manually, then switch to automatic. I have tried applying silicone, with no help. Any suggestions??


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Old 11-04-2007, 02:28 PM   #3
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Pure silicon spray dries out too fast. Use baby powder instead.
Open the covers and turn off the fans. Clean the rubber gaskets and the underside of the cover where it makes contact. Dry completely. Put a liberal amount of baby powder on the rubber gaskets and "work in" with your fingers. Put a little extra on after that.

The covers will open very easily and is easier on the motor. Never use anything petroleum based on the gaskets.

I normally do my gaskets twice per year and never have them stick.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:37 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I will give it a try.
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:32 PM   #5
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Mine was sticking and Fantastic Vent gave me a new gasket and told me to coat it with 303 Protactant. Well, after a month it was sticking again. Fantastic Vent then told me the new gaskets were no better than the old ones. They gave me pure silicone in a tube and told me to clean both the gasket and vent cover and then coat them with the silicone. I haven't tried it yet, but I hope it works.
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Norm, I think I like Ken's idea better than silicone, but I'm afraid to go to the store and buy the baby powder....
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Bob I was going to say something but I won't.
Baby powder works well on your large slide rubber seals also.
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Same problem here, but Fantastic fan sent a new gasket at no charge (they have changed suppliers) and no problems for over 5 months now.

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I had the same problem... Tried all kinds of things, silicone spray, silicone grease, baby powder you name and nothing works long term in the Texas heat. So, I put Maxx Air covers on. Yea, you hear all kinds of stuff about air flow problems and you shouldn't do it. But, I have had no problems in over a year and they don't stick. Plus you can leave them open if you want.
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