DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > HVAC > Fan in hallway timer in garage, stoped working

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2007, 01:33 PM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1
Default Fan in hallway timer in garage, stoped working


We have a fan in the upstairs hallway in our townhouse that used to go on twice a day based on a timer in our garage. It has since stoped working, can anyone tell me what this fan does, and if it should be replaced, and if so how to go about it.And any recommandations on who to call to fix it.

Thank You,


Kevdog98 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2007, 05:29 PM  
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,990
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Welcome to the Forum Kevin:
Usually the timer would be the first to fail. You can test it with a voltometer at the times the fan normally comes on. The fan is probably there to mix the air in your townhouse; they are notorious for allowing all the heat to go to the second floor. If that is the case, the fan needs to run on a low speed all the time; just by-pass the timer.
If you don't have any problem with the heat all going upstairs, you don't need the fan at all. You could take it down, replace it with a light fixture, put a pair of 3-way switches on the wall (one upstairs and one downstairs) and by-pass the timer.
Any licensed Electrician can do the job for you. Best wishes on the project.
glennjanie is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Tilson Home's cracked concrete garage stoker Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 16 07-25-2013 03:59 PM
"Giant" hot water tank stoped working Xilbus Plumbing Forum 3 04-30-2008 06:48 AM
Overheating Garage wheelman General Home Improvement Discussion 14 12-20-2006 12:29 PM
Firewall questions on garage frank754 General Home Improvement Discussion 5 07-31-2006 07:22 PM