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Old 09-23-2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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Shower Exhaust Fan

Can someone help me. The shower vent has a plastic handle to push open and pull closed. I recently had a nephew pull closed too hard and broke the handle. I had often wondered why there was not an exhaust fan in the shower. In looking at how to replace the handle I noticed that there indeed is a wire there for a powered exhaust fan, but evidently was at some point removed by the PO. I removed the screws from the inside but this only took off the decorative trim and there is no access from the inside. Can this whole unit be unscrewed and replaced from the outside -- fan, handle and all? If so where can I get it and what would I ask for.

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Old 09-23-2006, 10:40 PM   #2
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Do a search for the manufacturer, Ventline. You will also find them on the WEB.
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Old 09-23-2006, 11:34 PM   #3
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Shower Exhaust Fan

Well, I was able to get the inside plastic "screen" cover off. Not only is there a wire there, there is a little motor with an unattached switch just hanging loose. I tried the switch, a rotary one, and it still works! The shaft comes out the top, but there are no fan blades there. There is no hole for the switch to come out of. How would it have originally worked? What do I do to get it fixed?

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Old 09-24-2006, 01:38 AM   #4
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Ventline Shower Exhaust Fan

Thanks Peegreen. When I got the cover off I see that it says Ventline Group, Model VP, 12 volt. On the Ventline web site they list their products but shower vents are not included.

I'd sure like to know if a replacement fan blade can be purchased and I am stumped as to how this things switches, since it is obvious that the little switch that was tucked away inside can't be reached when the exhaust is assembled.

Hope someone can come up with some answers.

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I tried to upload some pictures, but get msg "page cannot be found".
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Old 09-24-2006, 02:41 AM   #5
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VENTLINE search

Thanks to Peagreen! I had searched using shower, exhaust, fan, and got many! pages of interesting but not relevent information. Once I realized that you meant search HERE for manufacturer's name I found several threads and sources, complete with directions and descriptions. Thank you very much!

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Old 09-24-2006, 05:18 AM   #6
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You can purchase a new blade from Ventline for about $5. The only problem is the hole in the blade no longer matches the shape of the motor shaft, "D" vs "spline". I had to replace the motor which forced me to replace the blade. Not such a bad idea since everything was apart anyway and considering the age.
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:52 PM   #7
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Our recently acquired '87 Excella is close to both of your years. The shower exhaust fan is unbelievably noisy. After you replaced your fan, Peegreen, does the new set up run fairly quietly?

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Old 03-10-2007, 10:01 PM   #8
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I'm in the process of repairing our ventline bath fan--our fan l has a "spline"shaft & I ordered it from Ventline. Call 574-848-4491- ask for Jennie she's a real help. WHATEVER YOU DO ---keep those 2 little screws that hold the motor in the bracket under lock & key. Yep---I lost mine & can not find replacements. BTW our unit is an 04.
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Old 03-11-2007, 05:54 AM   #9
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New bathroom fan

Just noticed that some questions didn't get answered. I finally just installed my new vent fan yesterday. I wanted a new blade and a new switch. It was cheaper just to buy a complete new set and I'm glad I did. Twenty minute job changing it out and the new fan is really quiet.

Thanks again to the forum for the info.

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We need just a new blade for our bathroom vent fan. I cannot seem to find the part number for the fan blade? I'm thinking of just measuring and going to a RV supply store. (We cannot find the old blade). We have a 1997 Safari. Please help if you know the part number for the fan.
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Help please - where can I purchase a replacement handle for the open/close shower vent?
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Still looking? I just replaced the entire fan unit out of my RV bathroom...have the old handle...
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