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Old 03-14-2019, 05:30 PM   #11
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Thanks that got the gfi working but my USB port is still not, green light not on. The receptacle beside it does have power. Any ideas?
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:38 PM   #12
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Thanks that got the gfi working but my USB port is still not, green light not on. The receptacle beside it does have power. Any ideas?
When you disconnected the Maxxfan, were there two red/black wire pairs that were spliced to the Maxxfan leads? If so, connecting the two reds together and the two blacks together will send voltage down to the rest of the devices that chain was powering. Make sure to electrical tape them.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:00 PM   #13
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the Wires are black and white and have plugs on the ends. I have other ways to charge my devices but thanks a lot for your suggestions I really appreciate the help you get from this form.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:56 AM   #14
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The Maxxfan without remote doesn't seem to have the voltage sensitivity that the Maxxfan 7000/7500 has. The common failure point for the Maxxfan without remote seems to be due to water damage due to condensation / rain. A good coat of a conformal coating is a good idea. I used an acrylic conformal coating on the last one we repaired and it made the board a little more impervious to the water damage.

Hi Tom!

As you know, I have the Maxxfan 5100 and my board went out due to water damage. The new board was installed after it was conformal coated and has been working just fine.

However, the other morning, I turned the fan off after it had been on overnight.
In the afternoon, I went to turn it back on and saw the green LED associated with auto button it up.

Since then, none of the controls are responding and the fan stopped working. I may have to order another circuit board. Maybe a voltage regulator too?

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Old 03-17-2019, 09:22 AM   #15
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Hi Tom!

As you know, I have the Maxxfan 5100 and my board went out due to water damage. The new board was installed after it was conformal coated and has been working just fine.

However, the other morning, I turned the fan off after it had been on overnight.
In the afternoon, I went to turn it back on and saw the green LED associated with auto button it up.

Since then, none of the controls are responding and the fan stopped working. I may have to order another circuit board. Maybe a voltage regulator too?

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Try power cycling it to reset it by pulling the fuse that feeds it and see if that helps.

I'll order some more voltage regulators just in case.

It amazes me that Maxxfan is still in business with the failures that seem to keep occurring - we didn't have these problems with the Fantastic fan.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:38 AM   #16
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Tom, will you be in Osoyoos this year? Maybe bring some extra regulators, I will purchase a couple and I'm sure so will others.
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Try power cycling it to reset it by pulling the fuse that feeds it and see if that helps.

I'll order some more voltage regulators just in case.

I already have two. I should have installed one when I installed the replacement circuit board.

I will report back on the power cycle and will measure the DC input coming into the Maxxfan.

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I wanted the smoke lens and remote and had to waive Escape's warranty (not the manufacturers) in order for them to install in next month in our new E21. Anyway, with all these issues, I'm going to purchase some regulators to install once we return home. Hopefully Tom from Texas will help myself and others.
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Hi Tom!

As you know, I have the Maxxfan 5100 and my board went out due to water damage. The new board was installed after it was conformal coated and has been working just fine.

However, the other morning, I turned the fan off after it had been on overnight.
In the afternoon, I went to turn it back on and saw the green LED associated with auto button it up.

Since then, none of the controls are responding and the fan stopped working. I may have to order another circuit board. Maybe a voltage regulator too?

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Fred question ? What does the green light mean? Pat
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Fred question ? What does the green light mean? Pat


Normally, when the green light is on, that means that the fan is in auto mode and wonít go on until the temperature reaches the threshold. Maybe 70į F, but not sure.

To disengage the auto mode and turn off the green LED, I usually press the start button. However, the start button wonít respond.


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