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Old 12-14-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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2012 FC Range Fan/Vent Blows Fuse

We've been living full time in our new 2012 Flying Cloud for 3 months now. We haven't moved the trailer in 3 weeks. Suddenly, now when I turn on the fan over the stove it blows the fuse every time. Anyone have ideas why? Otherwise I think we'll have to add this to our repair list for the dealer.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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Sounds like a short has developed. Perhaps a wire came loose or rubbed on something or is pinched between metal pieces. The latter could continue to cut through the insulation even if the trailer is not moving.

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Old 12-14-2011, 10:20 PM   #3
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Hi, this is along shot, but maybe something got into the fan wheel and won't let it turn.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:31 PM   #4
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Some even longer shots.

Is the outside vent door free to open? Check the list on the fuse box cover to see if something else on that circuit is drawing too much current, and the fan then overloads the circuit. Is the battery or converter voltage under 12 vdc? Is the correct size fuse installed (never install a larger one)?

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Old 09-10-2012, 07:10 AM   #5
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Hello- I'm having a similar issue with my vent hood on my 2012 FC. Were you able to troubleshoot and fix?
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It ended up getting fixed by the dealer.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:10 PM   #7
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2012 Hood blowing fuses

I have had my new 2012 since May and have blown 4 fuses. It is currently at the dealer in Pismo Beach for repair. They couldn't get it to blow but they got the approval from AS to replace the motor. It seems to only blow fuses when hooked to shore power so..I am a little suspicious that it may be related to the converter power or potential electrical spikes rippling through the converter. I get the trailer back in a few days so...I guess I will find out if the motor was the problem.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:59 PM   #8
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It ended up getting fixed by the dealer.

Hi,

And what exactly did they do?
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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The Italian manufacture of the hood was alerted that their hoods were blowing fuses and determined that the fuse could be incremented to a 5A from a 3A. This came directly from Airstream so...it should be ok and safe. I also learned that high voltages or spikes cannot occur with the converter as the battery is downstream hence ripples are unlikely.
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It would be nice to have a running list of these known issues. Save a lot of aggravation. Why would Airstream not let us know the fuse needs to be upgraded???
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Hi,

And what exactly did they do?
I just saw your question today! I'm not sure what they did to fix it, but it's been fine ever since.

I'm a real fan of the Airstream brand, but it's a bit of a bummer how many repairs we've had done in the last 2 1/2 years:

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On our 2012 FC that was blowing fuses on the stove hood. AS replaced the motor and that didn't work, then AS got approval to insert larger fuse. That did work. Have not had a problem since. I don't remember what the fuse size was as they were sent to me from AS.
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Had the same problem with our 2012 FC. Called Airstream and they said the manufacturer of the range hood put the wrong size fuse in the system (3 amp). Replace it with a 5 amp fuse. Did that and the range fan has been running over a year with no problems. Note: before the fuse replacement, sometimes the fan would run but the fan and range light was a sure fuse popper. Since the replacement everything works together.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:17 PM   #14
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Although our fuse never blew, I recently replaced the bulbs with LED lights. Draws less current thus less chance for fuse blowing.
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