Fan not working on truma fire.

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  1. lesleyjean

    lesleyjean Funster

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    Right, question for you clever lot......


    I have managed to light my truma fire:Smile:

    One problem we are having is...........

    The fan does not seem to be working to send the heat around the van:cry:

    Any ideas anyone.:Smile:

    I have changed the 12volt fuse blade but fan still not working.

    Just in case it is an easy fix.

    If I need a new fan I will just use the fire.

    We mostly go away when we don't need heating, but we are going away next week and want a nice warm van.
     
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    lesleyjean Funster

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    Bump

    Come on you guys..............someone must have an idea:Smile:
     
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    Daveo2006 Read Only Funster

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    I thought mine wasnt working and realised 12v control panel wasnt switched on.
     
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    Thanks Dave

    Just been out to the van. I don't think it has a 12 volt control panel.

    Well if it has, I cannot find it.:Smile:
     
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    Possible causes in no particular order:

    Flat battery.
    Master switch in off position.
    Fuse blown. (check with a tester not just visually)
    Wire off fan unit.
    Wiring chewed through by rodents.
    Bad earth.
    Fan control board fubar.
    Fan motor fubar.
    Fan not switchd on.
    Plug off fan switch.

    Did you try it in both auto and manual modes?

    D.
     
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    Hi Dave

    The van is on EHU in the drive. I have tried the fan on automatic and the other setting.

    Master switch is on EHU

    Fuse blown? I have put a new fuse in the 12 volt fuse box in the wardrobe.

    I will take the front off again tomorrow. I had difficulty finding the fan when I had the front off today. Just saw a round hole about 4inches across that moves around when you touch it:Smile:
    Sorry I am useless at gas and electric bits and pieces.

    Thanks for replying. I will open it up again tomorrow and check wiring, I am a little scared touching wiring in case I get a shock and I don't know how to use the voltage thingy, and my hubby is worse than I am.:Laughing:

     
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    fan not working on truma fire

    Hi, do you mean heater not fire,the fan will cut in when it reaches a certain temperture,if its a heater,have you used it in the last month or so,
    was it working ok before,is heat coming out slowlyif so have you allowed enough time for it to warm up,just a few thoughts,did you drain your system before the bad weather,regards H.:BigGrin:
     
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    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    If you are so useless at gas and electrics why on earth are you even trying to fix it yourself. Take it to a caravan/motorhome workshop or get a mobile service engineer in.

    D.
     
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    Hi Dave

    Good comment:Smile:

    I am asking you guys just in case it is an easy fix, and I am just missing something obvious.

    A very kind Funsters is on holiday in Woolacombe and has offered to have a look for me today:Smile:

    I really appreciate all replies,

    Thanks again

    Lesley
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    any luck Lesley ????
     
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    A wonderful young handsome Funsters on holiday in Woolacombe came and fixed the fan on my heater. I am ashamed to say it was a fuse:Smile: I will name if if he reads this and approves:Smile:

    Thanks again my mystery hero:Laughing:
     
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    I`m going to Woolacombe on Friday, does that quote still stand for me?:Rofl1:
     
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    It was'nt a problem Lesley. Glad I could help.
    Don't know who who who the handsome young one was though.
    He must have arrived after I left.
     
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    Andy:Smile:

    My husband just said............. He came into the van when you were there.....:Smile:


    Meaning "him":Smile:
     
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    did you get your fridge sorted,i know it was nearly a year ago,but this thread spiked my memory:Smile:
     
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    Hi Chris

    We bought a new element for electric side of fridge so it now works on EHU.
    Also bought a piezo igniter but we seldom use gas on the fridge so all is well at the moment.
    We had to buy an exhaust when we was in benidorm in October costing 600 euros from local garage near benidorm. That was a right rip off and they were British from newcastle:cry:

    We also left a 50 euro deposit that they forgot to deduct and so did we until we were half way home. So cost 650 euros in the end
    Left them a message to send it to our home address, but, guess what:cry:They didn't.
    Think we will call on them unannounced next week and ask for it back.:Laughing:
     
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