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Old 11-16-2017, 04:00 PM   #1
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Stove/Range Fan Intermittently Stops Working

Hello,

I have a new (2018) 30 foot Flying Cloud bunk.

We've experienced about a dozen or so times the fan for the stove just stops working. This is when plugged in to otherwise properly working shore power (50a).

Generally it just stops. Next time we want to use it it works fine. We don't notice any other electrical problems.

Nothing on our fuse panel trips. I've read about other fuses in the hood itself, however since it works later I'm not sure this is the problem either.

It has occurred in a range of temperatures and humidity, however I'm not sure either of those would be impacting this?

Thanks in advance for any troubleshooting help.

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Old 11-17-2017, 07:12 AM   #2
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Is your exhaust flap on the outside of your AS unlocked? Excessive static pressure on EC motors may overheat them to the point where they will shut themselves down.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:12 AM   #3
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Hi Joe,

We're sorry to learn about your Stove/Range fan issues you described in your 2018 30' Flying Cloud. Please call our customer service and technical support team at*1 (877) 596-6111, option 2 so we can learn more and help.

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Old 07-13-2018, 10:39 AM   #4
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Lock on Range hood outlet

I had the same issue.
2018 Globetrotter.

Range hood vents to the side of the camper.

There are 2 little plastic clips that lock the exhaust flap.
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Old 07-13-2018, 03:11 PM   #5
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The fan has a thermostat that shuts down the fan due to heat. Happens especially when all three burners are on. Works again after it cools. Obviously exacerbated if the locking tabs on the flap outside the trailer are not unlocked so the flap can open, as mentioned in earlier comments.



Some have elected to have the thermostat switch bypassed.
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:45 PM   #6
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This is an old thread. And maybe this issue has been dealt with before.

I had same problem today when the vent fan on the exhaust hood quit working. Wife had 3 burners going on the stove making breakfast. First time this happened. Later the fan went on.

1). Is this a common problem with these fans?
2). If this isn’t common is it a heat sensor issue?
3). If heat sensor issue how does one replace it?
4). If not a heat sensor issue what are some steps to prevent it from happening? (Besides cooking outside).

The outside vent flap was open by the way.

One would thing that this would be taken into consideration when developing the vent?
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There is an excessive heat sensor that is supposed to cut off the fan to prevent spread of a fire. It sounds like the sensor temperature is set a bit low, but typically they are made at a fixed temperature. If you can find it, check the part number and replace it with one that opens at a slightly higher temperature. Typically looks like a tiny black ‘hockey puck’ with a couple wires connected to it and a metal base that is screwed down somewhere in the path of the air going through the vent.
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Stove/Range Fan Intermittently Stops Working

I’d bet blocking it open fully might increase air flow and reduce the heat on the sensor.

Bob, I’m a just tiny touch disappointed.

Aren’t we supposed to use duct tape or baling wire for stuff like that?

If course if my DW was involved, there’d be a precisely broken piece of a bamboo chopstick wedged in there neatly instead.
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:29 PM   #10
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Thank you all for posting this info.

We experienced this on our recent trip, also while cooking breakfast with all 3 burners being used.

Glad to hear its a no big deal thing, and we will try clipping open the outside flap if we continue to have this problem.
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:36 PM   #11
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Mine Is Running, but low power and fluctuating

One burner on tonight. Mine just started acting up again (This is my second motor in it.) I'm in the club with you others - 2017 - This time it's running slowly and speeding up and slowing down - power fluctuation. Outside hatch open, yes. Plugged into reliable 50 amp service, everything else running fine. Battery voltage holding steady. What the heck?
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What the heck?

Next morning....it runs fine. What the heck?
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AS has violated the minimum distance that the fan height should be from the burners by about 6-8 inches depending. That is a factor as to why it is shutting off. The other is that in this case, there is no "stack" to catch on fire, so the safety aspect of shutting it down really only makes sense to protect the motor bearings of the fan. But either way, it is a problem that surely needs to be corrected.

My understanding (which I didn't have time for when I was at JC) is that AS just removes the sensor completely and it runs like any other fan would.

Worse case, over time, the motor eats itself.......cheap to replace and easy to install as it is just under the metal screen/grease guard.

It freaked us out too when it happened and just did it again (shut off) last weekend....I will be removing the temperature sensor in mine soon. Will update with pictures when I do.

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As stated in this thread the vent over the stove has a tendency to shut down the fan when 3 burners on. I went outside and the flap was totally open. Clearly it is the thermostat since after it cools it works again.

Called Airstream and there is really no fix for it (such as a different thermostat). But that's what they said. The other option is simply not have a thermostat. Not sure I'm completely comfortable with that either.
1) Has anyone disconnected it? What does it entail?
2) Has anyone put in a different thermostat rated for higher temperatures?

Frankly it is a real pain when it quits. Moisture builds up inside. Also the smoke alarms go off. In the past we just opened the ceiling fan, but when it is raining out that doesn't work.

Any suggestions would be helpful.
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