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Old 01-21-2012, 03:40 AM   #1
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Small Standard size Bathroom Exahust Fan Assembly Replacement


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I live in a condo unit, have basement and a attic which I only entered once and such attic's access is locate on the ceiling of large closet which is full of stuff so the access is difficult as of now. The bathroom's exhaust fan electrical motor simply quit working (it was already showing signs of an impending death since the fan sometimes would barely run), it is common standard small type (believe it is 8" x 7 1/4") but an old model. Once the grill is removed the fun assembly (fan and fun motor) is held inside the ceiling box by means of a bracket) The following is the pic showing the bathroom's exhaust fun and its location on the ceiling:
















The fan assembly is attached to a metal box in the ceiling by mean of a small bracket as can bee seen by the pics above. I found a similar unit at home depot, but such in such unit the fan assembly comes integrate inside a metal box and don't know if such metal box would fit in such spot (apparently there are no screws or anything) and I would have to go up in the attic to check it out if see if it would fit, as shown on the following link:



http://www.centralvacuumstores.com/B...r-Assembly.php



The box inside the ceiling of my old unit probably could only be replaced if I removed it from up in the attic. It would be much straightforward to simply replace the broken fan assembly shown on the photo by an identical one (but I am not finding it in any local store). Alternatively I could replace the whole box inside the ceiling with the new show on the link above, but that would require going to the attic and I don't know how things are installed there or if it would fit properly. Any insight on how to proceed would be appreciated.



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I doubt you can find a replacement for that motor-fan. You can either install a new one, meaning getting in the attic, or take that old one to someone who tinkers with electric motors. I'm sure it can be fixed.

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Look at Lowes--I saw a replacement motor there a few weeks ago--I was surprised--
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That looks a lot like the fan in my dad's condo. We had to replace the motor a few years ago. I don't remember exactly, but it seems like I googled the number that was printed on the motor and found a source. Might've been at Grainger.
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last time I needed one I swapped the motor & blade from a new fart fan.
worked just fine,
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OK here's my ignorance. What's a 'Fart Fan"?
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OK here's my ignorance. What's a 'Fart Fan"?
see the picture in post #1?
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Sorry for the absence of a response, I believed that I had posted that response a long time ago; but apparently I forgot to click submit or something. And thanks for all the insights, I bought the new assembly unit below at a local homedepot for about $15:


http://www.centralvacuumstores.com/B...r-Assembly.php


It is a NuTone basic C350BN, it comes along with a metal support to fit into the ceiling recess so it is a self contained unit for most part. My old one is an old model but it is the same brand, and I was able to use the new elect. Motor that came with new one on my old recess support and bracket after partially taking the new motor apart and swapping the position of the impeller and impeller's rod and then after doing some drill on the old bracket. It is working really good now. Following is the end result (just need to install the install the grill):


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6...7f81641321.jpg


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