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Old 09-08-2015, 04:57 PM   #11
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At least you're really close to Escape Can't see that it would be anything in the wiring unless you'd done some electrical work. Also can't see how anything could have changed in the switch that would affect direction.

Only thing I'm wondering about is if the magnets in the fan motor could somehow have been demagitized. Hope ETI has some answers.

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Old 09-08-2015, 04:57 PM   #12
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I'm not getting the "-" when I use the meter in the cigarette outlet but if I intentionally put the negative lead into the center then I do get it so the polarity is correct. There must be something wrong with the fan motor or maybe it is wired wrong.

Have to head into Chilliwack tomorrow to visit my mother in law so this will be a good excuse to slip away and drop into Escape and pick their brains.

Thanks for your help Ron.

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Hi: Barry... Could be in the switch. I had the one in the 5.0's bathroom vent fan fail. Cost about 3 bucks to replace with a metal push on/push off instead of the plastic one. Reace'll figure it out. Alf
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:05 PM   #13
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This may not be your problem but I noticed very poor performance from our range hood on our new 19', the outside flap would open just a bit when on. I removed the mesh filter inside the hood and WOW does it work now. The mesh filter on ours also contained a paper core filter that is probably activated charcoal, the result is too much restriction.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:48 PM   #14
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Exhaust fan

The only other thing I thought of in addition to the filter was that perhaps you also had the max fan on at the same time. On high, it might create enough negative pressure if the windows and door are closed to pull the vent shut or at least negate the positive exhaust of the range hood fan. Just a shot in the dark. I've done a lot of that.
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:06 PM   #15
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Hi: Iowa Dave... Maybe It's just not his biggest fan!!! I had a fan once but she was exhausted. Alf
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:12 PM   #16
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Thanks for the clothes pin trick. I seem to have a sticky exhaust flap on mine.
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:19 PM   #17
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We undid the tabs on the outside range vent piece to use it the first time and that was the end of it. Seems if you do not put the tabs back in place again, it disappears.
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:40 PM   #18
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Hi: Barry... Could be in the switch. I had the one in the 5.0's bathroom vent fan fail.
OK, I'll probably end up with egg on face, wouldn't be the first time , but normally when a switch fails one of two things happen. Nothing or an arc and a blown fuse. I can't see how the switch could reverse the rotation. Normally what reverses rotation is reversing polarity.

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Old 09-08-2015, 09:33 PM   #19
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This may not be your problem but I noticed very poor performance from our range hood on our new 19', the outside flap would open just a bit when on. I removed the mesh filter inside the hood and WOW does it work now. The mesh filter on ours also contained a paper core filter that is probably activated charcoal, the result is too much restriction.
I tried it with out the filter in place and it's no different, thanks anyway. What's weird is that it was working fine but now isn't. According to what Ron said it seems that the fan is rotating the wrong way, clockwise instead of counterclockwise.

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Hi: Barry... Could be in the switch. I had the one in the 5.0's bathroom vent fan fail. Cost about 3 bucks to replace with a metal push on/push off instead of the plastic one. Reace'll figure it out. Alf
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I'm sure Reace will figure it out Alf, it's just I feel bad dropping in now they are so busy. Before he'd stand and chat for 20 mins while now he takes 3 phone calls in the 5 mins. you are talking to him!

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