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    My Pit Viper fan stopped working

    Anything I should try before ordering a new one? The fan spins when I turn it with my finger so it doesn't appear to be an obstruction but when I plug it in it has no signs of life.


    #2
    I’d open the case and probe for loose connection with a multimeter. You can apply 9 volts to the plug with just a battery to test it. 0-12V should spin it up if it’s alive.

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    • RonB
      RonB commented
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      That was my first thought too.

    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      That’s what happened to mine, one of the wires worked it’s way loose from the motor. Unfortunately they seal the connection point making it almost impossible to re-solder. The good news is the New replacement fan is a much better unit.

    • Attjack
      Attjack commented
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      Unfortunately my buddy who I would usually turn to for electronics help is in Phuket right now.

    #3
    Oh no! I'll keep watching this topic as it spins out to see what the problem turns out to be.

    Kathryn

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      #4
      Wow. My fan is 13 or 14 years old. It has hung in there through several models of controllers. It's a 10 CFM Pit Viper.

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      • Attjack
        Attjack commented
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        On the bright side my my more expensive controller still works.

      #5
      My concern is where the wire come out of the fan. The gauge is so small I'm afraid that normal use will eventually break one of the wires at that point. I always try to be very careful with the wire.

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