Replacement shower fan

Discussion in 'Screwfix Live' started by Sud, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. Sud

    Sud Member

    I'm looking for a shower fan replacement as attached in the photo. It suddenly stopped working. Screenshot_20201006-130021__01.jpg
  2. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    And what’s the problem then and where have you looked ?

    it’s a standard 100mm fan with overrun timer ..... that’s it .... loads available in a variety of price bands, look on Screwfix for starters

    All pretty much the same in terms of extraction - nothing spectacular but look at published figures as a comparison

    White, chrome, flat, curved faceplate - some are simply removable with a twist for cleaning, others secured with a screw, some have a led to tell you when it on, others not, some are quieter than others

    Either go low budget and unbranded or go Vent Axia, Manrose, Xpelair - more money / better quality - loads of choice

    Good luck :)

    Some insulation / sleeving on the unused Earth core would be nice and/or pop it in a single strip of connector strip - don’t cut it off
  3. Sud

    Sud Member

    Screenshot_20201110-182825__01.jpg Thanks, I looked at the circuit and it seems maybe a 1.5k resistance was burnt out. Could someone please advise if it's possible to get a replacement PCB or just the resistor to replace on the PCB.

    Also is it possible to replace the fan exactly or needs drilling to remove the fan from the ceiling and drill a new hole to replace a new fan ?
  4. Teki

    Teki Screwfix Select

    If you do replace the resistor, also change both capacitors to quality ones. Your timer should last for years. Do you have a meter to check the transistors?

    Make sure there is no copper on show on the wires (yellow) and sleeve the earth conductor which is in the cable grip.

    Shouldn't be too difficult to replace the entire fan though.
  5. jay123

    jay123 Member

  6. Sud

    Sud Member

    Thanks all for your responses. I managed to get a Manrose Gold extractor fan and fitted it in. The vent air duct behind had a bit of dust , so first dusted out the visible section. Then fixed the extractor fan mouth with duck tape to the vent prior to screwing it back to the ceiling.

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