Bathroom Ceiling Fan (In Reverse )


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Old 03-06-04, 09:54 AM
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Angry Bathroom Ceiling Fan (In Reverse )

I have just installed a bathroom ceiling fan ( Nutone ) And it seems to be running in reverse. I tried swithing the wire around and no such luck. Does anyone have a solution to my problem Mike.
 

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Old 03-06-04, 10:12 AM
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Hi Mike,
I need a little more info in order to help. When you say it is running in reverse, do you mean it's blowing air INTO the room instead of out? One possibility is that the damper is not opening, forcing air back into the room through the gap between the motor mounting plate and the housing. Another possibility is that the motor was assembled wrong at the factory, but that is a very remote possibility. Does your fan have a light or heater? Please give me the model # of the fan.
 
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Old 03-06-04, 10:18 AM
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It doesn't have a heater or light, and it does blow air. So I guess the motor could be assembled wrong from factory.

Mike
 
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Old 03-06-04, 10:49 AM
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Since you didn't say, I'll assume the answer to Andrew's question is "yes".

First check the damper as Andrew suggested. You should be able to push it open with your finger.

Then try observing the fan operation with the grill off. See if it really is blowing down on you.

Perhaps the motor is just mounted in the housing upside down. If so, it should be easy to turn it over.
 
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Old 03-06-04, 10:54 AM
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Bathroom Ceiling Fan (In Reverse )

It only mounts one way.

Mike.
 
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Old 03-06-04, 11:29 AM
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Take it back and exchage it.
 
 

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