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Old 08-01-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
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Unhappy Fantastic Fan electric question

I have an International 16' 2008 CCD. I just replaced the fan but can't seem to get power to it. It has a white and black wire. I have checked fuses and breakers. The fan works when I hook it up directly to the 12 volt battery.

Can someone suggest how I can figure out why the wires have no power?
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:24 AM   #2
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Does your fan have a thermostat on a wall that can control it? If so the power may be coming thru the thermostat and if it's not at the temperature it needs to turn on then it won't have power.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:39 AM   #3
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Fantastic Fan electric question

The thermostat is on the fan but turning it to all red or all blue does not affect the results. It does when I have it hooked directly to the battery.


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Do you mean that the wires in the ceiling have no power?
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:51 AM   #5
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Yes, coming from the ceiling above the fan. These are the same wires I disconnected from the old fan.


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Hmmmmmm, thats puzzling. Sure sounds like a fuse blew but you checked that already. My next step would be to pull the fuse for that circuit and replace it even if it looks like its good. I assume that you tested the wires with a meter already.
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I checked the fuses and thought about replacing it anyway but the stove lights are on the same circuit and the fan and the lights work.

Anyone know where those two wires connect in the system. If I knew that I can trace them backwards.


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If the old fan worked, then no power at the feed wires can only be two things. Blown fuse or another switch between fuse and fan. Kind-a like a wall thermostat or on/off switch. Are you using the right wires?
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Question is, was there power at those wires that the FF was connected to when you disconnected them to replace the fan! If so one of the wires probably close to the FF was pulled slightly and disconnected (my guess). Case in point that happen to me replacing the running lights at the upper rear of my Airstream. Original connection pulled out. Try to trace the wires back to ? ceiling light or 12 volt outlet.

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I don't know enough about electrical connections to not be dangerous. I also hate plumbing.

Never the less, based upon you guys suggesting things, I started tracing the wires in the ceiling and about 18 " up the wires they were crimped to a red and white wire. I cut at that point and connected my fan black and white wires and the fan is a working!!!

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Good for you! As a friend of mine used to say. "One in a row, way to go!"
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In our 19-foot Bambi, both FantasticFans are connected to the wires running to the ceiling light fixtures. Not sure if your 16-foot is the same. However, if it is, you might want to try turning on the WALL SWITCH for the ceiling light. If this works, and you don't want the light ON, turn the light OFF using the switch on the lighting fixture.
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The Fantastic fan lid needs to be open in order for the fan motor to run.
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Phoenix, that's how my Safari is wired. Makes no sense to me. They saved $0.25 on a wire to run 12V direct to the fan. I am forever wondering why the fan won't work and then I remember. I like to be able to turn on the light when entering the trailer, so if I want that to work I have to use the switch on the wall exclusively. If I use it in the daytime to turn the light off, then the fan won't work. All this complexity to save $0.25.

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