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Old 01-19-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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Bathroom Fan Noise

Does anyone else have a problem with the noise made by the standard bathroom fan?

It seems that the fan is hitting the screen. The noise stops when you pull down on the screen. My arm gets tired after a few minutes.

The only solution Winnebago seems to have is to replace it with more expensive fan at my cost.

You would think that after spending thousands on a coach they would have a fan that you can use.

Any solution?
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:11 AM   #2
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Sounds like the fan blade is bent/warped, OR is simply not installed properly on the motor shaft
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:46 AM   #3
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This problem cannot he too hard to remedy. You don't say what kind of fan you have. Is it a small, 6" fan or, is it a "Fanstatik" fan with the full size, 14" fan? In either case, pull the screen down by undoing all the screws and figure out what's the cause of your problem. Maybe the screen has a warp to it in the "UP" direction. If so, warp it in the opposite direction. If the fan appears it's maybe not on the motor shaft far enough, then that may be harder to remedy.

Most of those units are encased in a plastic structure so, you won't be able to "tweak" the structure frame up a tad to create additional clearance between the fan and screen. But, I think you'' be able to come up with something create that needed tiny bit of extra clearance. Good luck.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:05 AM   #4
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I have removed mine (not a Fantastic fan) several times for cleaning. Not too tough to do. You should be able to fix it once you can get to the fan blades.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:25 AM   #5
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This happened with our Brave and we thought it would have been better designed.

That's why I was wondering if anyone else has experienced the same thing.

We have cleaned the screen and it helped with the Brave. Not easy to remove in my opinion.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:05 AM   #6
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I think FIRE UP has the ticket but as a permanent solution have a Fantastic Fan installed...they're quiet and many more times effective- you'll love it!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #7
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Just a suggestion but mine was making noise and hitting and what I found out after taking level measurments is that the coach was not 100% percent level when using the bubble. I added 2 Easy Lite levelers and then tried the fan and the noise went away.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:25 PM   #8
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I got tired of the noise mine made too. I took the fan out of and old computer and mounted it in the vent. Much quieter and seems to work better.
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