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Old 10-12-2007, 03:45 PM   #1
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Fantastic Fan quit - what should I check

Hi
my 2 weeks old fantastic fan quit few minutes ago.
It doesn't spin anymore. The opening/closing works.
The motor started to slow down then nothing...
any idea... is it dead?
thanks in advance.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:01 PM   #2
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that happened to our new unit....check the manual knob and make sure it's pushed all the way up...also check the thermostat
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:18 PM   #3
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Same thing here...

Turned out to be operator error but I STILL think there are one too many controls on the darned thing. Don't forget that there is an ON/OFF toggle switch as well as a fan speed switch which has off as one of the speeds.

If you have the fan set on AUTO and the vent won't open, sometimes the gasket gets sticky. Generally you can pull the lever to MANUAL and gently crank back and forth until the gasket loosens up. Lube it with something designed for neophrene. Then with the ON/OFF switch ON and the speed switch on 1, 2, or 3 the fan will operate when the vent is open.

If none of that works, call the Fantastic Fan people and they'll walk you through the process of checking everything out, and send you replacement parts (free) if necessary. Nice people to deal with.

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Old 10-12-2007, 06:27 PM   #4
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the vent open/close perfect, the thermostat is on position to allow the fan to spin.
But as I said it was spinning then it slowed down and did run for a while then it stopped...
And now nada...
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:04 PM   #5
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Fantastic has fantastic customer support. Give em a call, I'm sure they will put you right.
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:25 PM   #6
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I will but it's too late now... and tomorrow it's saturday... and I like my AS even with a dead fantastic fan...
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