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Attic Fan Repair

I tried to turn on the attic fan but it wont come on

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  • Jjoohhnn Jun 08, 2008

    After ten years of faithful service, my attic fan stopped working. I've checked to be sure it's getting electrical power. Is there a fuse or something I should check before installing a replacement?

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010

    Hello,

    Do you see a red button on the back of the fan?

    Regards,
    Worldvet


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All attic fans, by enforced standards and codes, have a thermal fuse. Most are one time fuses wich trip usually when resistance to the motor reaches a peak point. This almost always happens when your motor gets older and needs to be replaced. Resistance occurs and progresses when dirt,dust, grime ect build up on the once freely spinning system. There are some savy folks on the web that get into soldering on a new fuse but at the risk of time, fire and electricution... you'll be better off buying a replace motor and putting your faith in the professionals.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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