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EWL

06:13AM | 06/05/03
Member Since: 05/20/03
7 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Our attic fan has stopped working-- I got the model # and contacted the manufacturer, who suggested wiring the fan directly to the house power (leaving out the thermostat) to see whether it's the motor or the thermostat that needs replacing. They also gave me the part numbers for ordering a replacement motor and/or thermostat. My question: is this a reasonable "do it yourself" fix, or a job for a pro? I am very capable of following instructions carefully and have done some very basic wiring (putting in a dimmer switch, etc)-- but I also know that some things are better left to others. For instance I understand that some motors have capacitors that carry a charge that must be drained before working on them and am not sure if this fan has one or not. If it's a job for a pro, would I save any $$ by ordering the parts myself? Thanks!

rpxlpx

08:40AM | 06/09/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
As far a complexity, it's not a difficult job. Depending on the location, you might find it difficult. For example, if you have to climb onto the roof - depending on the roof, it could be difficult and/or dangerous.
Or your attic might be difficult to work in.
I installed my own, and chances are you could too.

dana1028

04:35PM | 06/10/03
Member Since: 08/30/02
32 lifetime posts
I believe a new fan with thermostat is around $80....might save the hassle and just replace the unit rather than play around with troubleshooting the defective component....but from experience (replacing these for customers) it is usually the thermostat that goes...they are pretty cheaply made [as in cheap quality].
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