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Old 06-11-2015, 04:49 PM   #1
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Fantastic Fan rain sensor location?

Where is the rain sensor for the Fantastic Fan? Is it the little brass or copper dealybob just below the fan blades but above the screen that looks like a firecracker? Or is it on the outside of the assembly somewhere?

I can't find a legible parts diagram on-line, and so I put the question to the forum. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:31 PM   #2
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Above in the corner. It looks like a circuit board sorta.
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It is a 1/2"x2" or so strip on top of the base, under the lid. It is toward the end away from the hinge. It looks sort of like the defroster grid in your car's back window. There will be two black wires coming out of it, and running under the base. It is held in place with a clip and a single phillips screw.
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The brass/copper dealybob is the thermostat sensor.






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The brass/copper dealybob is the thermostat sensor.






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I thought the technical term was doohickey.
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I thought the technical term was doohickey.
Y'all are both wrong. It's clearly a thingamajig.
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Wink

I generally prefer "hoober-doober", but I was merely quoting the source.








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Old 06-12-2015, 06:46 AM   #9
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As I age, I find I use:

"whatchamacallit".....a bit more than I used too.

Hummm, I forget if that is the correct spelling.....
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I agree it is a "whatchamacallit"
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How about widget or gizmo... fewer syllables and easier to spell!

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Above in the corner. It looks like a circuit board sorta.
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It is a 1/2"x2" or so strip on top of the base, under the lid. It is toward the end away from the hinge. It looks sort of like the defroster grid in your car's back window. There will be two black wires coming out of it, and running under the base. It is held in place with a clip and a single phillips screw.
Yes, I would call it a circuit board too. It does look similar to a defroster grid of sorts, but it's made with circuit board material, it's the thickness of a typical circuit board, if yours are like mine it's made of green fiberglass substrate the same as a circuit board.

I'm curious why you're asking about the rain sensor. Is yours not working? I've been told that you can "clean" them by using a pencil eraser to gently rub the dirt and residue from the circuit board "defroster" grid. You might try cleaning before you replace it. Either way, you have to get up on top of the trailer with the Fantastic Vent lid open so you can gain access.
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It's that green/copper strip, bottom right
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Good photo by Wayne/Sam. Fantastic says to try cleaning before replacing. A little soap/water and clean with a rag, rinse, wipe dry. If you take the Screen out (just snaps in place), you can do it from inside the trailer with your finger through the blades. Mine has stopped working a couple of times and cleaning has fixed.
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Yup cleaning can help.

I just happened to remove that fan and take photos to sell it.

Timing is everything.
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You folks are the best. For one thing, you speak my language .

Let us know when you need to check the turn signal or running light fluid levels.

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This is true. And I will add that one of my favorite part suppliers is
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I am having trouble removing the screen I feel like I am going to break it. Does it turn and pop out?
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If you have the screen without screws there should be a finger pull area on the outside edge. Put your finger in it and pull down. They do pull hard sometimes.

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