Hi, can I replace the light with a heat bulb to provide a bit of warmth to my bathroom?
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Date published: 2015-10-21
cleaning the fan?
We had this fan installed by our contractor almost 2 years ago when we had our bathroom remodeled. The fan seemed to work great at first, but now seems very ineffective at keeping the moisture out while we shower. The reason we had to gut our bathroom was because of a serious mold problem, so it's not just about keeping the mirrors fog-free for us. Anyway, I noticed the grills of the fan have accumulated some dust, and thought it might be a good idea to clean the whole unit out to improve efficiency. Is this something normally recommended? If so, how do I go about it? Your owners manuals leave a lot to be desired.
I had the same problem. After pulling the grill off the ceiling, I pulled the fan unit out of the sheet metal casing (simple wing-nut fasteners) to check for dust or a sticky one-way flap that allows the air to go up into the duct. The flap was easy to push open and there were no major dust obstructions I could see. I then went on the roof and pulled the cap off the top of the vent pipe and could see inside to a 90 degree angle in the ducting. No obstructions there. I went back to the fan itself and found major build up on all the blades of the fan itself. I used a tooth brush and flat head screwdriver to clean the dust off the individual blades on both sides of the fan unit. I couldn't just vacuum it off as it was caked on fairly thick. I used the vacuum to suck up the dust chunks I scraped off and noticed the fan blades are shaped with a little 90 (or close to it) degree bend. The dust filled in primarily on one side of the blade and appears to have decreased the effectiveness of moving the air. This cleaning appears to be a needed maintenance requirement once in a long while. We have had ours for over 10 years before noticing it wasn't exhausting the air as effectively as it used to. Now it works like new again.
Date published: 2016-07-09
The unit is always on regardless of the wall switch position, 2 nd question? Should the red house wire be connected to anthing?
You've obviously wired your fan incorrectly. Check your wiring diagram again.
Date published: 2015-08-15