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Old 09-14-2014, 11:11 PM   #11
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Will have to check as it's good to know where everything is. Thx.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:13 PM   #12
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I will finally get a chance to look at the fan tomorrow and hopefully find out what is wrong.
Can anyone tell me how the top vent is removed, what kind of tools I would need? I would like to be able to take only half a tool box with me!
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:35 AM   #13
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I will finally get a chance to look at the fan tomorrow and hopefully find out what is wrong.
Can anyone tell me how the top vent is removed, what kind of tools I would need? I would like to be able to take only half a tool box with me!
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You can remove the top cover fairly easy by removing the silicon caulk in the 4 screw holes then removing the 4 square drive screws. This will only allow you to view whats going on through the screening of the base. You will not be able to get to anything without removing the base which requires removing 8 rivets and the sealer around the base.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:57 AM   #14
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You can remove the top cover fairly easy by removing the silicon caulk in the 4 screw holes then removing the 4 square drive screws. This will only allow you to view whats going on through the screening of the base. You will not be able to get to anything without removing the base which requires removing 8 rivets and the sealer around the base.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:48 PM   #15
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Was able to get the cover off, there is nothing obvious going on. I turned the switch back on to see what it might do, but it is not warm enough right now to set the thermostat to go - guess we will be making another trip to the repair shop!
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:17 PM   #16
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Was able to get the cover off, there is nothing obvious going on. I turned the switch back on to see what it might do, but it is not warm enough right now to set the thermostat to go - guess we will be making another trip to the repair shop!
Try blowing up at the fins with a hair dryer on high..........
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:29 PM   #17
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Try blowing up at the fins with a hair dryer on high..........
That is a good idea Charlie! The biggest problem I have is also the smallest...even on an 8' ladder, at 5'1" , I can't get above the unit high enough to do anything! Now if I had someone holding the ladder I would be okay, but I am doing this alone... Twenty years ago I was 14' up on an extension ladder when it slipped, don't to try that again!
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That is a good idea Charlie! The biggest problem I have is also the smallest...even on an 8' ladder, at 5'1" , I can't get above the unit high enough to do anything! Now if I had someone holding the ladder I would be okay, but I am doing this alone... Twenty years ago I was 14' up on an extension ladder when it slipped, don't to try that again!
Not down from above, try blowing UP from the lower vent access. If you follow the wire from the switch up to where the sensor is, you might be able to heat it. If you can't get close enough tape a stick to the hair dryer to probe up there..........
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