Disconnect NuTone Ceiling Ventilator Fan


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Old 03-28-12, 06:07 AM
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Disconnect NuTone Ceiling Ventilator Fan

I have a bad motor in an NuTone Ceiling Ventilator Fan. I can remove the fan
from the ceiling box without trouble, but I don't seem to be able to disconnect the electrical connector plug from the ceiling connector. It is a small, flat plug with a triangular shape on one side and rectangular on the opposing side. The plug has
two small cutouts on the side of the plug. I keep pushing down with a screw
driver on the cutout portion but nothing seems to budge. The cutout on the opposing side faces the interior wall so access is almost impossible. Is there an easy way to disconnect the plug? Is there a trick to disconnecting this type of plug? I could just cut the wires after the plug and reconnect the new motor wires with wire nuts, but I'm not sure if this is recommended for a ceiling fan.
 
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Old 03-28-12, 01:54 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Not sure of the type connection to which you refer. Most Nutones today use common 2 prong plugs with mating receptacles, one for the fan and one for the light. Have you purchased your new fan motor, yet? If so, what type connection is there on it? You may very well have to hardwire it if the plug/receptacle configuration doesn't match. You may also want to post pictures of your set up so we can see what you see. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 03-28-12, 02:20 PM
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No, I haven't bought the replacement Nutone ventilator motor since I couldn't disconnect the wire plug. If could disconnect the the wire plug, I can take the motor unit to a local Nutone parts supply shop to get the replacement motor. I'll try to figure out how to attach a photo of the plug in my next post.
 
 

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