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rbha 06-03-2011 03:53 AM

Problem with extractor fan
I have just replaced my extractor fan in the bathroom and have encountered a problem. The extractor fan make/model is, MANROSE - VXF100S BASIC. I have connected it ok (i think) as it is working, however it does not seem to stop. It's connected to the light switch so immediately comes on via light being switched on.

This model does not have a timer. Usually they should stop max 10/15 mins.

Can anyone help?

bob22 06-03-2011 06:49 AM

"This model does not have a timer. Usually they should stop max 10/15 mins."

Does it stop when you turn off the light? If not, there must be a timer circuit built into it and it may be defective or you've a model that has a humidistat to control run time to get the humidity in the room to an acceptable level. The model # you provided does not seem to exist on the Manrose website's product listing. There is a LXF 100s that does not have a humidistat. Best check your model #.

rbha 06-03-2011 07:26 AM

problem with extractor fan
Hi Bob22

thx for yr msg. The model is correct. there are some websites showing it as XF100s rather than VXF. When the light is switched off it continues to rotate. This should stop after 10-15mins, however it is continuing non-stop. Haven't got a clue what the problem is!!!

joed 06-03-2011 07:28 AM

You wired it wrong?
Tell us how you wired it and maybe can tell you where the problem is.

rbha 06-03-2011 07:41 AM

problem with extractor
Hi Joed

the old extractor had three wire ports 1. live1, live2 and neutral. The new one had live1 and neutral.

So connected live1 to live1 and neutral to neutral. left live 2 alone

gregzoll 06-03-2011 07:52 AM

Post a picture of the unit where the wiring connects, and also a picture of the box where the switch is.

bob22 06-03-2011 07:59 AM

RBHA: Are you in the UK? If not, where? Only site I found for this fan was in UK. Wiring here (US) /there is different in some ways.

joed 06-03-2011 12:59 PM

Can you explain how it is supposed to work. Is is supposed to go on with the switch and then stay running after you turn off the switch?
Can you find infomation about installtion online and post the link. Could be second live wire is for the timer to keep fan running on timer after you turn off light and leave.
Does it go on and off with the light switch?

rbha 06-03-2011 01:06 PM

problem with extractor fan
:)Hi joed.

spot on mate. I connected the timer wire (extra L2 wire) instead the L1 wire. As the fan does not have a timer then the L1 wire is required. When I changed them around it worked. When I switch the light on/off then the fan starts/stops. Problem solved.

thx for all yr help

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