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Old 08-29-2012, 02:32 AM   #1
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A couple of weeks ago we noticed our 12v ceiling fan had stopped working. Upon examining the multi-speed wall switch I discovered the metal frame to be very hot. I discontinued use of the fan. I contacted CR and ordered an exact replacement switch which I installed this morning. I am noticing that on the highest speed the metal frame is once again hot but not quite as hot as the prior switch. Turning down the fan speed does make the switch cooler. All the wires to the switch are cool to the touch as are the wire nut connectors.

Any of you have this same issue or could you look to see if indeed your switch is warm - hot as well?
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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My unit had the same issue (not working)-- I brought it in to the dealer under warranty. I was told it needed a new switch. She said 2-3 weeks ETA. I brought my unit home for this weekend. She called me the next day. The part is in. I don't know if it was hot or not.



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Old 08-29-2012, 07:20 AM   #3
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Heat is an indicator there is too much current being drawn by the device. Either there is problem with the fan, undersized wire to the fan or switch, poor wiring connection, or a defective switch.

Since you just installed a new switch I'm assuming the wiring connections at the switch are not the problem. Might want to check the connections at the fan. Beyond that, looks like it might be a problem with the fan or the switch is not rated for the current the fan draws.

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Old 08-31-2012, 11:55 PM   #4
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Crossroads quickly shipped the replacement fan switch. I installed the new switch and turned on the fan. The fan seemed to be fine then it slowed in its own and finally stopped. I called the RV service company I am using for help. The service guy said he would contact CR but suspected the fan motor needs replacing. Fortunately my extended warranty (Xtra Ride) will cover the repair. More as it happens.
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