It's a Steamy Situation without a Fan


Old 09-11-02, 09:36 AM
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It's a Steamy Situation without a Fan

I just bought and moved into a house with one bathroom. It has a Nutone fan-light combo (haven't checked the model number yet)-but the fan isn't operating, only the light (incandescent) is. It looks like the fan is hooked up and vented because it is installed in a soffitted ceiling and there is a small vent on the exterior directly outside the fan. Is replacement necessary-and is it a do-it-yourself job?
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Old 09-11-02, 10:01 AM
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Yes, it's an easy job. Many places will sell you just the motor, but if you can't find the exact motor, you can just buy a new Nutone fan (probably only ten bucks) that uses the same motor, and take the motor out of it. The motor simply plugs into the housing, so you won't even need to do any wiring.
Old 09-16-02, 09:21 AM
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Fan Works

I removed the light cover, removed the light bulb, unscrewed the wing nut holding up the cover and light socket housing and found that the fan was unplugged-so I plugged it back in and the fan worked! My guess is that sine the fan is a bit noisy the seller unplugged so the house would show better. Thanks for your help.
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