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Power Unit VX475 Stops Working

I have a Nutone VX475 unit that continues to stop working after a couple of minutes. This was repaired approx a year ago but the unit continues to stop working for a period of time then after 5 min it starts working again. Then it stops after a couple min and the cycle continues. I'm wondering if my unit should have been replaced with another power unit.

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The problem is NOT the motor. Its that the motor is not being cooled. You have to replace the whole top. Call Nutone and its only a $30 part

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The problem is definetly the motor. make sure the filter is not covered in the hair, if not you need a new motor. i fixed plenty of them.

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