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Old 08-17-2016, 12:08 PM   #1
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Bathroom fan not working

The bathroom fan in my 2015 21" has not/never worked. I push the red button with the vent fully opened and nothing. I contacted Escape and they have sent me a whole replacement unit. I thought it would be an easy fix and something I could do myself but it looks like the whole unit drops in from the roof and is then secured from the inside. I was hoping I could replace it from the inside. I am not getting on the roof. I have checked the fuses....any other thoughts?
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:21 PM   #2
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Drive up to ETI and have them replace it under warranty? You are nice and close to the factory.
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:39 PM   #3
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Drive up to ETI and have them replace it under warranty? You are nice and close to the factory.
I would call ETI and get them to approve the installation at a shop near you. I wouldn't even drive from North Van to Chilliwack if I didn't have to.
I should visit my parents though.
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:45 PM   #4
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Drive up to ETI and have them replace it under warranty? You are nice and close to the factory.
Yes. That is my default option at this point.
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Yes. That is my default option at this point.
Hi: luckyone... On our '07 5.0 our bath exhaust fan quit. I went and found a push on/ push off switch. Not red but brass. Took me 15 min. to change it and VIOLA!!! Worked again. Cost under 5 bucks. Alf
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Bathroom fan not working

I installed the ventline bathroom fan kit from ETI to replace the manual vent in my '19. A few weeks after I installed it the fan stopped working. I ran some tests and discovered that the motor lead has a tiny thermal fuse taped to the side. I replaced it and it works again. Might want to meter yours before going through the hassle of a complete replacement. This is the fuse I used:

NEC SF96E SEFUSE Cutoffs Thermal Fuse 99C Degree (Pack of 5) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016CW1YN6..._01kTxbQ7DAYHG
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I installed the ventline bathroom fan kit from ETI to replace the manual vent in my '19. A few weeks after I installed it the fan stopped working. I ran some tests and discovered that the motor lead has a tiny thermal fuse taped to the side. I replaced it and it works again. Might want to meter yours before going through the hassle of a complete replacement. This is the fuse I used:

NEC SF96E SEFUSE Cutoffs Thermal Fuse 99C Degree (Pack of 5) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016CW1YN6..._01kTxbQ7DAYHG
Thanks for that. Tammy did mention to check the fuse and I thought she was talking about the 15A fuse in the fuse box. This could help. Was it difficult to replace?
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Thanks for that. Tammy did mention to check the fuse and I thought she was talking about the 15A fuse in the fuse box. This could help. Was it difficult to replace?


Well, it's much easier than replacing the entire vent. I had to disassemble the fan, which means accessing the mounting screws from the top of the vent. However, if you can reach the motor wires by just removing the inside bottom portion, it may be possible to leave the fan assembly in place. I just used a crimp / wire stripping tool to replace the inline thermal fuse.
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Thanks for this info. I was able to order these from Amazon and fix my bathroom fan too. It is a bit of a pain, but now it works!

Thanks Daubsy!

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I installed the ventline bathroom fan kit from ETI to replace the manual vent in my '19. A few weeks after I installed it the fan stopped working. I ran some tests and discovered that the motor lead has a tiny thermal fuse taped to the side. I replaced it and it works again. Might want to meter yours before going through the hassle of a complete replacement. This is the fuse I used:

NEC SF96E SEFUSE Cutoffs Thermal Fuse 99C Degree (Pack of 5) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016CW1YN6..._01kTxbQ7DAYHG
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:11 AM   #10
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Thanks for this info. I was able to order these from Amazon and fix my bathroom fan too. It is a bit of a pain, but now it works!

Thanks Daubsy!

Dolly
Can you tell me where you got the fuse? I go to the Amazon link and find nothing.
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