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Old 02-03-2014, 02:22 PM   #1
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I have a 2002 31 Classis with fans in the front and rear. the front fan has all of the controls in the unit and the bedroom one has the thermostat on the wall. both of the fans have stopped working! the front one had a small tree seed pod stuck between the fan outer ring and the bezel which caused it to freeze up. i suspect that this overloaded the circuit and popped the fuse. I checked the fuse in the fan and it looks fine. my question is ........
is there another 12 volt fuse on the circuit? if so does it cover both of the ceiling fans on the same circuit? I just cant see both fans going down independently at the same time. As usual, any help would be appreciated.

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Old 02-03-2014, 03:31 PM   #2
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A visual "it looks fine" is not a good check of a fuse. Did you test the fuse for continuity with a multimeter or a test light?

There will be a 12V fuse or breaker panel in the trailer that should have one or two fuses that supply the circuit(s) for those fans, it's worth checking there after you're sure the fuse in the fan itself is good.


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Old 02-04-2014, 12:27 PM   #3
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Everyone should own a DVM just for these problems Pete.
First, you have to determine if you have power in the circuit. Use DVM to test.
If you have power, then check the ground at the fan motor. Many times the problem is with a poor ground.
The other thing to check on the Fantastic Fans is the switch that activates the fan when the lid is opened. The little button on this switch sometimes sticks and needs a spray of silicone to free up.

As stated above, looking at a fuse many times will give you the wrong message. Test it with a DVM and this will tell you where to look next to solve your problem.

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