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Old 03-13-2019, 01:33 PM   #1
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Maxxfan problem

So my fan in my 2017 19 foot is randomly turning itís self on. Iíve checked the batteries, made sure I donít have it on auto set and I canít figure out why it has gone south on me. Only the remote works all the main buttons on the fan are dead, all worked fine the other day. Iíve been up since 3 AM as it keeps turning on every 5 to 20 mins, it was 28 F last night very chilly in the trailer.I know the newer fans have a built in fuse so what is the easiest way to kill power to the unit so I can get some sleep?
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:38 PM   #2
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So my fan in my 2017 19 foot is randomly turning itís self on. Iíve checked the batteries, made sure I donít have it on auto set and I canít figure out why it has gone south on me. Only the remote works all the main buttons on the fan are dead, all worked fine the other day. Iíve been up since 3 AM as it keeps turning on every 5 to 20 mins, it was 28 F last night very chilly in the trailer.I know the newer fans have a built in fuse so what is the easiest way to kill power to the unit so I can get some sleep?
Likely the control board has gone south. They don't like anything over 13.5 volts and the system routinely exceeds that.
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:01 PM   #3
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Turn the fan on (or just wait a bit in your case) and then open your power center and remove one fuse at a time until it stops. The other thing, some people have had moisture issues with condensation building up on the board. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:20 AM   #4
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ours did the same thing, turned on by it self and finally quit and had a beeping noise, they have a 2 year warrantee so called max fan, they sent me a new board,
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ours did the same thing, turned on by it self and finally quit and had a beeping noise, they have a 2 year warrantee so called max fan, they sent me a new board,
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Is the thermostatic control on; ours is a MaxxFan without remote control, and has a button right next to on/off that I mistakenly push once in a while, that starts and stops the fan based on interior temperature.
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Is the thermostatic control on; ours is a MaxxFan without remote control, and has a button right next to on/off that I mistakenly push once in a while, that starts and stops the fan based on interior temperature.
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.

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Is the thermostatic control on; ours is a MaxxFan without remote control, and has a button right next to on/off that I mistakenly push once in a while, that starts and stops the fan based on interior temperature.
Good thought, but he said "made sure I don’t have it on auto set".
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:25 PM   #9
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Good thought, but he said "made sure I don’t have it on auto set".
I decided to open up the fan and disconnect the power going to it. It was good opportunity to clean the blades that where a little on the icky looking side. When I did this I also lost power to my USB port and the GFI receptacle, not a big deal. I use the one my the bed to plug my coffee pot into so all is well. My trailer is still under warranty and I’m going up to ETI in May to have some options added, They will replace the board at the same time.
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When I did this I also lost power to my USB port and the GFI receptacle, not a big deal.
The GFCI receptacle has nothing to do with your Maxxfan. It is probably just coincidence that it tripped sometime during your cleaning. Go to the outside 120v outlet and push the reset button on the GFCI an it will restore power.
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