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Hi,

I'm having some trouble removing the fan from my bathroom vent. It's been buzzing quite a bit and I'd like to replace the wheel. But I can't seem to figure out how it gets removed.

See the attached pictures - there's two screws that loosen the motor, but it's still held in place by a bracket.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks,

H
 

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The fan box was installed before the drywall was installed--the nailing ears are out of sight on either side of the box.

If you can get to it from the attic--it is very easy to remove.

If not---remove the fan -it is easy to pop out the flat metal pan with a screw driver--

Then disconnect the electric.

Push up and bend the box---slide a flat pry bar between the joist and the box and start working it loose.
 

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-In one of those slots I see a tab that has been twisted, straighten it or them and see if that will allow it to come down.
-Feel the paper label for a screw hidden under it.
-On two of the sides of the 9" panel there may be tabs that pop into slots on the housing. Put a big screwdriver in the gap and twist it to flex the side of the housing out, allowing it to drop down.
 
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