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Old 03-19-2019, 02:57 PM   #1
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one more fantastic fan question

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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Old 03-19-2019, 04:20 PM   #2
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Is the knob engaged to the motor
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:53 PM   #3
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IIRC, on my fantastic fans the knob gets pushed up to engage the vent lift motor, and pulled down to operate manually.

It’s not reachable right now, or I would verify that statement...
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:27 PM   #4
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You are correct the knob has to be engaged with the motor for it to work with the switch. However if it is not engaged you turn it on one will still hear the motor trying to open the FF. That said the motor does not make any sound when it is engaged or not engaged.
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:55 PM   #5
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one more fantastic fan question

Time to break out the multimeter and start figuring out what went out inside the guts of the fan unit.
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You are correct the knob has to be engaged with the motor for it to work with the switch. However if it is not engaged you turn it on one will still hear the motor trying to open the FF. That said the motor does not make any sound when it is engaged or not engaged.
It may be that the worm gear has jumped a tooth or two and the limit switch has not cycled.

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Old 03-20-2019, 09:19 AM   #7
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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
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Is the knob engaged to the motor
The newer Fantastic Fans the motors do not require the knob to be engaged to raise or lower the dome. The knob is always engaged and when you open or closed the dome manually you are turning the motor and gears in the motor.
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I had the same issue. I called Fantastic Fan and they shipped a new motor free and fast. That did the job. Easy swap out.
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The newer Fantastic Fans the motors do not require the knob to be engaged to raise or lower the dome. The knob is always engaged and when you open or closed the dome manually you are turning the motor and gears in the motor.
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Well I went over the electrical connections in the FF. Everything works fine when it is on manual. I can raise the hood, run the fan at variable speeds etc. However I cannot get any power when it is on electrical. I believe a portion of the motherboard has quit. Here are some photos.

Based on my readings the two red wires next to each that are attached to the Motherboard do not appear to be getting any electrical power. They are the wires that run directly to the switch that turns on the motor to raise and lower cover. I am not sure what else to check and as it runs manually is it worth replacing the motherboard or any other part of the fan.

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ops not sure what happen to the photos will try again
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Pictures of the motherboard and the knob

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There is no limit switch in a fantastic fan....
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