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Old 07-12-2009, 04:57 AM   #1
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Dead Fantastic fan?

Have not used trailer for a couple years. Getting it ready for a trip. All is well, but for some reason the F.Fan in the rear will not work. The F.Fan we have in front has an easily replaceable fuse but do not see one on the rear fan, which is a different model.
Any quick thoughts? Will I have to pull the fan OUT to check fuse? Electrical stuff has been my personal nightmare for 50 or 60 years!!
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:21 AM   #2
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Is it the model with the thermostat on the wall?, problem may be there.
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:03 AM   #3
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Did you check the fuse on your converter. I had the same thing happen. I pulled the fuses and put them all back in and it worked.

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Just call fantastic fan. They will walk you thur diagnosis and replacement. 800 521-0298

They have the most fantastic customer service dept.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:21 AM   #5
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Hi,

Michael said it before I could. Just call fantastic fan they are very supportive of their customers and will walk you through the repairs.

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Old 07-12-2009, 12:45 PM   #6
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the one in my '94 has an in-line fuse tucked up with the wiring. yes, i had to take the trim off and then lower the controls frame to find it. have a test light or volt meter handy to verify that you have power and a ground working at the fa.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:08 AM   #7
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Thanks folks. Wierd thing, I hit the switch again yesterday just for the heck of it and it fired right up and ran perfectly. Ahhhh.....the mysteries of electrical stuff!!??
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Mine will do that every once in awhile. It used to drive me crazy until I figured out it was the fuse and wire attached to it. It was not a good connection. I undid the wire and cleaned it put it back and moved the fuse a bit and it worked. My fantastic did that when the trailer sat for long periods of time.

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Thanks folks. Wierd thing, I hit the switch again yesterday just for the heck of it and it fired right up and ran perfectly. Ahhhh.....the mysteries of electrical stuff!!??
Our recently acquired trailer has two fantastic fans with power opening, rain sensors etc.

I thought they were defective when I tried them recently after the trailer had been in storage for some time.

What I found was that the rubber gasket was sticking to the lid and wonuldn't let it open - hence no fan.

A couple of attempts at switching the fan on and off, with a bit of "assistance" by e on the opening knob and all was well. Same problem on both fans. Once I got them open they were fine.

I sprayed the gaskets with silicon to try to avoid a repeat next time we bring the trailer out of storage.

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Congrats on this gremlin healing itself. Maybe its smoke took a temporary vacation came back but reinstalled itself.

Explanation is here - http://www.airforums.com/forums/f7/s...tml#post145580
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What I found was that the rubber gasket was sticking to the lid and wonuldn't let it open - hence no fan.

A couple of attempts at switching the fan on and off, with a bit of "assistance" by e on the opening knob and all was well. Same problem on both fans. Once I got them open they were fine.

I sprayed the gaskets with silicon to try to avoid a repeat next time we bring the trailer out of storage.

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In order to keep this from happening, Fantastic sends a couple of packets of silicone to wipe the gasket down with when you buy one aftermarket. The two packets will last a couple of years.
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