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Old 11-26-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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rangetop ventline fan not working

Had my 98 Casita for a couple of weeks now and when I got it the ventline stove fan would not run. The light works fine though.
Since I'm home today, I went out to take a look at it.
I removed the 8x8 aluminum screen to expose the fan. After removing a couple of mud dobber nests from the aluminum tray wall, I try the fan.
It works but after shutting it off, it will not start up unless I give the fan a little touch of the blade.
I tried turning it off again and it wont start up unless the blade is either still rotating or unless after it has stopped completely, I even slightly move it before turning it on.
What can be the problem?
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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Sounds like it got hot because it was jammed and overheated something. If it's just a bearing you might be able to apply a bit of oil and get it going on it's own.

Or it might be time for a new motor. Try finding a number on it and using Google to find a replacement.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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Try cheap first. A bit of oil on the shaft may be all it takes. I'm kinda one of those folks that works up to the expensive stuff. YMMV
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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tried to remove the motor to oil but 1 of the 2 sheet metal screws holding the motor onto it's mount stripped Might try to get a replacement of it from local hardware then I will drill it out.
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Fan motors have very little starting torque so it does not take much to stop the fan from turning I would do as Donna suggested clean the fan and oil the fan motor
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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thanks will try once I get it out
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