Timed fan in bathroom not working properly


Postby mark6167 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:57 pm

Hello everyone:

We have a timed fan in the bathroom which is linked to light switch. there is also an isolator switch. The fan turns off about 10mins after light is turned off.

Problem: Recently the fan stopped working properly. It lasts for about 6 minutes then conks out - makes noise as if it is trying to go but rotates at a snails pace.

our block of flats are about 3 years old. 6 other flats have the same problem.

Anyone got any ideas/experience of what the problem is? is it easy to fix? is there a maintenance regime we can follow to prevent problem in future?

Mark
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Postby sparx » Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:31 pm

Hi Mark, it's knackered! cheap fans only good for abt 3 years, bushes on shaft dry out, rust, then when running warm up & almost sieze.
I have taken them out, cleaned, lubed, replaced, last a few months.
budget for replacement every 3-4 years ,sorry that's life of modern kit,
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Postby mark6167 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:52 pm

Hello Sparx

Thanks for that. The fans are made by Electromecanicas MC, SA (Spain) and they seem quite sturdy. They are centrifugal fans serial number RF2C-133/046 K010.

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Do you still think they only last 3-4 years? If so, i guess it is just a question of replacing whole unit - that shouldn't be too difficult should it?

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