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Old 12-10-2019, 07:00 PM   #1
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Maxx air fan

I have a Maxx air fan in the bathroom and the lid won't open or close from the switch. I hear a beep sound so I assume I have power. I can manually open/close the lid with the black handle. I suspect the lid motor is gone. Anyone know how to access the motor to replace it?
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:13 PM   #2
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Sounds like mine. I'm going to do the same thing when it warms up.
Here are some videos I ran across. Hopefully they will help you out.
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Old 12-17-2019, 01:58 PM   #3
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You want to start by removing the screen on your MaxxFan. This is done by rotating the 4 locking tabs 180 degrees (red arrows). Once the screen is out of the way there will be 4 screws that you see. Remove them as well as the screw from the manual lift knob (green arrow). After you do this the bottom panel of your vent will move freely down and you have access to the lift motor to replace it. I do recommend cutting power to your vent prior to messing with any of the electronics just to make sure you and the vent aren't hurt.
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Old 12-19-2019, 02:07 PM   #4
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I have a Maxx air fan in the bathroom and the lid won't open or close from the switch. I hear a beep sound so I assume I have power. I can manually open/close the lid with the black handle. I suspect the lid motor is gone. Anyone know how to access the motor to replace it?
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In our two last fivers this happens. The seals can be a bit sticky and won't release the lid. I have no solution for it.
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Old 12-19-2019, 06:55 PM   #5
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In our two last fivers this happens. The seals can be a bit sticky and won't release the lid. I have no solution for it.



We had a hitchhiker with the same problem. I got some 303 wipes and used them on the seals. That took care of the problem.

I started using them on all the seals in every camper we have owned since.
https://www.amazon.com/303-Protectan...6806724&sr=8-1
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:30 PM   #6
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We had a hitchhiker with the same problem. I got some 303 wipes and used them on the seals. That took care of the problem.

I started using them on all the seals in every camper we have owned since.
https://www.amazon.com/303-Protectan...6806724&sr=8-1
So what else do you use those wipes for? Need an excuse to have them other than wipe a fan seal down.
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:01 AM   #7
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Like I stated, I use them on ALL .---Door, cargo hatches, overhead vents that open.
They can also be used on the bulb and wiper seals. Some of the guys use the 303 protectant on the decals.
Besides all that, not having to get up on the roof to free a stuck vent cover was reason enough to buy it.

https://www.amazon.com/303-30313-CSR.../dp/B00KN0UOEE
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Old 12-20-2019, 09:11 AM   #8
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The factory techs used/recommended Pledge furniture polish on all my slide seals to clean/protect & I continued to use it for 6+ years on my last 5er, the seals were as good as new. The big plus was the price, with the dollar store imitation Pledge for $17 you could by about 15 cans, about 10 years worth. Spray it onto a rag, wrap around all the rubber seals & gaskets throughout the RV & wipe them down.
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I have had that same issue, I used a little talc on the seal, but it was pretty temporary.
I was so pleased with the results I got from using 303 protectant on the roof of my RV, I used it on many other areas. It really takes the place of the 'Armor-All' type protectant, and it lasts longer and doesn't attract dirt as much. I also like that it doesn't make things so shiny and as slippery. I use it on anything vinyl, like the dashboard and door panels in my vehicles.
I will have to try it on the MaxxAir seal. I usually leave the vent open just a little for ventilation during storage, and I suppose that helps to keep the seal from sticking.
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