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Old 08-05-2014, 02:35 PM   #1
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troubleshooting fantastic fan that stopped running

We are on the road and stopped to stay at a place with 30 amp shore power. We hooked up and opened both fantastic fans and ran them for 5 mins. I then turned them off. I decided to then run them again but only one started up.

The "broken" one still opens and closes when I turn it on but the fan doesn't run.

What would you do to troubleshoot and eliminate causes? It obviously is getting power since it still opens and closes when I turn know from 0 to 1 or above.

Can you give me some things to check to diagnose the issue?


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Old 08-05-2014, 03:05 PM   #2
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There is a limit switch that turns the fan off when the lid is closed. Maybe it is just stuck. Look for a pin or peg on the lid that operates the limit switch. Otherwise it may be the circuit board.

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Old 08-05-2014, 03:42 PM   #3
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The good news is that fantastic fans are guaranteed forever. So if you can't fixed it, call the factory and let them know.
Good luck,
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