Originally Posted by jerome8283
Late last summer my Attic fan stopped working. I may need a new fan. What could be the possible reasons the fan stopped working? Is their some sort of switch or timer that may need replacing? Should I replace the enitre fan?
What is the standard cost for Attic fans?
Are the solar powered Attic Fans good investments?
It may be a stuck thermostat. Or it may be a failed thermostat. Or it may be a failed fan motor. Check to see if the blades spin freely without any resistance. If they are stiff or have sluggish spots in the movement, then the bearings or bushings are shot. I assume you are getting power to it.
Around here, I can get a replacement t stat for around 20 bucks, and a replacement motor is around 45. Changing the motor requires a little skill and also the right motor (shape, size and shaft diameter) as the one you're taking out. If the thing is more than 10 or 12 years old, I'd replace the whole shooting match.
I have no experience with the solar models, but I am skeptical about new fangled gizmo gimmicks.