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Old 03-20-2019, 03:48 PM   #15
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It may be that the worm gear has jumped a tooth or two and the limit switch has not cycled.

If this was the case would you not still hear the motor trying to engage? I hear nothing when I turn on the switch
Only if the switch is in the run position. If in the 'limit' mode the motor will not run.
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:08 PM   #16
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Here is a diagram that Airstream sent me when I was installing a different rocker switch so I could reverse my fan. Not sure if you have the same model? Click image for larger version

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Old 03-20-2019, 09:05 PM   #17
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In your first picture, the motor assy. looks like it's wet or has been wet. Is this true? If so the motor may have rusted frozen. If it is frozen, you have either a leak or bad rain sensor.

After verifying the motor assy., go up on the roof and check the sealant around the entire fan. Also look at ALL of the screws holding the fan to the roof, remove the sealant if needed. Chances are good that there is a crack in the frame, and the factory "fixed" it with more sealant.

I replace mine with a Maxx Fan, and am happy with it.

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If you've already tested the lid motor with a 12VDC source, check the rest of the circuit next. There's a switch at the hinged end of the lid, very similar if not exact to the interior door light switches used on some cars in the 60's and on some of the add-on vehicle alarms. It's just a plunger that closes or allows current to flow when released and opens, i.e., disconnects when depressed. Remove the interior surround/trim from the fan--on our 2017 it's held in place by about a dozen screws--and you'll see it. Check the wire that's attached to it and if that's OK, verify that it's making contact when the plunger is fully extended. These can fail to make contact due to dirt on the contact surfaces or a rusted internal spring that's given it up.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:29 AM   #19
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There is no limit switch in a fantastic fan....
Did I mis-speak?...

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On our 2012 25 ft Flying Cloud I can only raise the FF cover manually to turn the fan on. So I am looking for ideas on what might be wrong and what road I should go down to fix it. If it is the switch how do I get to it to check it out and/or replace it. Also could it be short and if so what do I have to remove to check for it.

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urnmor....Give Fantastic Fan customer service a call. Their service folks have been very helpful in the past in resolving problems with their fans.
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My thanks to all for the information. I did in fact call Fantastic Fan today and they said it was mostly likely the lift motor. So I will order a new one and see if that saves the problem.
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Ultimate fix for Fantastic fan

After replacing the third motor assymble because of a worn out coupler on the drive shaft I put in a Maxxair fan. It is SO much better and I can use it rain or shine. It is fully automatic and keeps my rig from over heating when our pets are onboard. It is also extremely quite. When set on the lower speeds I have to actually look at it to tell that it is on.
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On our 2012 25 ft Flying Cloud I can only raise the FF cover manually to turn the fan on. So I am looking for ideas on what might be wrong and what road I should go down to fix it. If it is the switch how do I get to it to check it out and/or replace it. Also could it be short and if so what do I have to remove to check for it.

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There is a very simple answer to this. I am trying to remember what it was, but we had the same problem last summer. I think I turned the fan on and nothing happened, so I did as you, manually opening the vent. As I remember, the speed dial has to be on a number, not 0, or it won't open. I think that was it.
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There is a very simple answer to this. I am trying to remember what it was, but we had the same problem last summer. I think I turned the fan on and nothing happened, so I did as you, manually opening the vent. As I remember, the speed dial has to be on a number, not 0, or it won't open. I think that was it.
There is nothing simple about the FantasticDamnFan...🥴

With the fan off, open it manually, just before fully open engage the motor, and continue turning.
When it's up as far as it will go.With the thermo on full cold,(if equipped), turn the power switch on and select your fan speed...or maybe it was the other way around...fandamit. 🤔

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Today I replaced the lift motor and all is well
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