Question about Ventamatic Direct Drive Whole House Fan With Univer

4 Answers

Attic fan stops running after one hour

We installed Cool Attic Fan CX30BD2SPD two weeks ago and haven't really used it much. Last night after running one hour on low, it stopped. Turned it off and tried it later, it did the same thing. Is this normal? Haven't ran it on high yet. Does it regulate itself and restart or is this defective?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    only when the fan is on medium or low speed does it shut off. in about 15-20 minutes it starts working again.

    if it is the motor, would it be cheaper just to replace the whole fan unit?

×

4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer


Whole house attic fan motor overloading/heating shutting down and then resets itself -- it runs for several hours and stops and then restarts on its own. John C. Flood Plumbing quoted me $300 to fix it and then upped the charge to $900 for just the motor.


Do I have a fire risk with this happening? How much should it cost to replace the motor?

Posted on Jul 04, 2011

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Why is the fan only working on low speed

Posted on Sep 19, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

The Question that needs that needs an answer is; Is a belt driven fan motor? If yes than the fan motor Belt Tenxion on the motor is critical. The tighter the Fan Belt the motor amperage will increase and will exceed the motor rating. The motor is designed with a thermistor that protects the motor from burning up, plain and simple. While tightening the fan blade you must check the actual reading with an amprobe to stay within the name plate reading.

John
www.AMScontractor.com

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 121 Answers

I need to verify you have adaquate air flow, to cool the motor. If you have a window open, and the crawl hole open is there enough air flow into the the attic? It there is enough air flow and it still stops after about an hour, does this unit have a humidistate and a temperature switch on the housing or extension.
If all the switches are working correctly then I could be the motor overloading/heating shutting down and then reseting.
InMrFixIt

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Whirlpool duet dryer


-There is no way that it will not build up. No matter what material you use for. It will build up over time.
-Best thing to do I'll clean once every two year.

Good luck

Mai

Nov 18, 2013 | Dryers

Tip

Keep your dryer running how it should and save money


service your dryer every 3 months if you use it 3/4 times a week 2 times a week every 6 months it is important easy to do yourself but make sure you turn the power off 1st depending on the make or model you need to get into the inside of your dryer and vac all the lint and dust out all around it builds up on the motor and heater fan if the motor fan gets blocked it will cause the dryer to stop and you will have to wait till it cools down for it will start again not good as the motor will burn out or could catch fire if you follow my advice your machine will last longer and work better

on Nov 06, 2011 | Hotpoint Dryers

1 Answer

Install a attic vent


I know that you need to install the vent but if you can pick a different location it would be better for energy efficiency because of associated downdrafts that may occur. If you can locate the vent to go through a wall to the outside it would probably be better, If that is too big a project maybe consider an indoor venting system. If you wish to use the attic assure that you add a "draft trap" (see link) and assure you clean the dryer vent pipe at least 1/yr. http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/51-600-dryer-vent-accessories/draft-blocker-inline-damper-602022.aspx

Jan 11, 2013 | Dryers

1 Answer

DOES'NT GET HOT ENOUH TO DRY MY CLOITHES


Always clean filters, if your hose goes up, check for stopped up vent hose (in the attic, happens alot in apts. ). If you have a neighbor behind you who is attached to the same vent going out and you leave your clothes in the dryer and they are dry. His dryer running will make your clothes damp. Have had all of these problems.

Jun 06, 2012 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

We have had problems with our dryer not atarting. The repairman has come to our house 2 times. The first time, he said that it was a heat sensor switch that needed to be replaced, so he replaced it. It...


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101
][[]

Aug 08, 2011 | Roper Dryers

1 Answer

I have an old Kenmore dryer that works fairly well. About a week ago it started making a REALLY loud noise when on. It still runs and dries but it is vibrating and I have also noticed a few gray streaks on...


I would check the drum rollers, idler pully and see if something has fell in where the fan is. Also check for lint build up. That is one of the biggest problems not keeping the lint screen clean. It gets stoped up and the fan blade can't turn. Also causes it to get too hot and could cause a fire. Last take the belt off and remove the drum . Run the motor for a short time with nothing hooked to it but the fan and see if the motor is making the noise. Have fun. Hope this helps.As far as I'm concerned you have one of the best machines. I wouldn't buy a new one too much trouble and expence.

May 03, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

I have a GE Profile gas dryer and the former homeowner vented it into the gargae. I was to re do the venting and run it out side. Is there a maxium lenghth that I can run a dryer vent.


The general rule of thumb when it comes to dryer vents is the SHORTER and STRAIGHTER the run, the better the appliance will be at drying efficiciency. The more bends and rises you add to a vent line, the more resistance you add to the blower motor. If the blower motor cannot efficiently force all the lint and moisture out of the vent line it tends to accumulate and clog. This eventually leads to poor drying results and an appliance that will overheat the point of failure. Dryer vents that run into an attic or crawl space are generally the worst configurations. The blower fights gravity with attic installations and sags under a crawl space can create choke points that clog. The following link can give you some advice on the dryer vent installation recommendations:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574332-dryer_ducting_installation_advice

Roughly...60 feet if the vent is just a straight. With each added turn, the maximum distance changes. If you need further assistance, please let me know.

Apr 21, 2011 | GE Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer heats up, takes a long time to dry. vent can only go to attic, sometimes watter comes through door, cheaked lint is clear. model no. LDE8824ACE, HOW OLD IS THIS MECHINE?


If your dryer still heats, but your clothes take longer than usual to dry, you may want to check the dryer interior cabinet and/or the entire run of the exhaust ducting from where it exits your dryer to the point where it leaves your home to ensure you have no kinks, clogs, or excessive bends. The following link explains many of the common problems that can cause poor drying efficiency and longer dry times:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3578821-dryer_takes_too_long_to_dry

Before assuming you have a problem with the appliance, check your installation to ensure you are providing the dryer with proper exhaust and air flow. This is the NUMBER ONE cause of poor drying efficiency. A dryer that is clogged, or has restricted air flow, will not dry efficiently and will cause the heating circuits to OVERHEAT. This will eventually will lead to component failures and is the source of many fire hazards. I know you have checked for lint, but have youi checked the ENTIRE exhaust run and the cabinet interior? Exhaust ducting that runs to the attic is usually the worst configuration, because the air has to be forced up. The blower fan will meet more resistance and any lint that does not exhaust completely, ends up stuck in the vent. Water appearing in the drum is a sure sign that you have a clog somewhere causing condensation to develop.
As far as the age of the appliance, the date of manufacture is determined by the SERIAL NUMBER, not the model number. The following link explains: http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576437-determining_the_age_of_your_whirlpool_ap The second digit in the serial number determines the YEAR it was produced. The next two numbers following that digit, represent the week in the year (52 weeks in a year) it was produced. FYI: There are no adjustments that can be made to any of the internal thermostats or heating element to make it run at a higher temperature. All these components have a fixed setting. If the dryer still produces heat, this is generally a sign that the heating element IS working. If the dryer is clogged, however, the internal protection devices, such as the Hi-Limit Thermostat and Internal Bias Thermostat will shut the heating element off prematurely to prevent the dryer from overheating, and to prevent damage to the heating element. Eventually, the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) or Thermal Fuse will trip and the dryer will not run.or produce heat. If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Apr 04, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

Lint bypassing lint filter and water in vent transition hose


your hose is to long you should vent it stright out wall if you can't you can buy a small inside vent kit it take so long to dry becuase it's not exsusted proper

Jan 27, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE6800A Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Ventamatic Direct Drive Whole House Fan With Univer Logo

Related Topics:

842 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ventamatic Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

67912 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

14742 Answers

Are you a Ventamatic Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...