Bathroom exhaust fans: Fix or Replace?

Bathroom exhaust fans: fix or replace?

This is one of the worst I’ve seen. And it was actually still running.

It took a little bit to get up to speed. So to speak.

And I’m fairly certain it wasn’t doing much in the way of moving or exhausting air.

What do you think?

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The air has to first get through the grill.

 

To get to this.

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There is a motor with a impeller type blower wheel there. Really!

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And once the above was removed, this is what we get to.

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So now some elbow grease, and several other devices to scrape out dirt and

dust and we’re here.

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Next, the blower wheel goes in. Except this time you can see it.

Some bathroom exhaust fans use a squirrel cage type blower wheel.

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And finally, after also lubricating the motor, the grill cover goes back on and we’re all done.

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