Bathroom Fan Motor | Repair and Replace

By Grover Koelpin 3 comments


Hi, I’m Vance and welcome back
to Repair and Replace. In this episode I’ll show you how to replace
the motor in your bathroom fan . This is the best option when you don’t have access to
the attic and don’t need a larger fan. Now if you’ve got access to your attic, and
you’re upgrading the entire unit, then watch our installation video linked below. To begin you might need a screwdriver
and an adjustable wrench To be safe, first turn the power off
at the circuit breaker. Many bathroom fans use a simple metal wire
system to hold the outer cover in place. Pull down on the cover. Now pinch together the metal clips
and remove the cover. Now disconnect the motor wires. To find the right replacement, locate the
part number on the motor. When in doubt, locate the model number on the bathroom fan housing. This number can be used to find a match online. Now there are several types of motors
you might come across and there are a few different ways
that bathroom fans are mounted. Lets take a look. Some motors are attached by
a mounting bracket. First loosen the screws
and remove the motor assembly. Next remove the old motor
and blower wheel from the bracket. Now install the blower wheel. Align the new motor onto the bracket, and
secure the nuts. Some motors are attached to a mounting plate
and will have to be removed as one piece. Remove any screws holding
the mounting plate in place. Now use a flat blade screwdriver to release
the tabs and remove the assembly. Some motors will be sold individually. Other motors will be sold as an assembly and
will include the mounting plate, and blower wheel. If you’re just replacing the motor then unscrew
the nuts, and remove the mounting plate
and blower wheel. Next side the blower wheel
onto the new motor until it is secure. Now align the motor to the bracket,
and tighten the nuts. Most high output fans will use
enclosed blower assemblies. These are meant to be installed and replaced
as one piece, and the motors are usually
not accessible for replacement. First remove the mounting screws
Now slide the assembly out. Insert the new assembly and tighten the screws. This can be a good time to clean the dust
from the cover and housing. which will improve air circulation and air
quality. Now you can attach the new motor. Align the mounting bracket, and screw in the
the new motor assembly. For models with a mounting plate you’ll have
to insert the tabs and slide it up until it clicks into place. Now tighten the mounting screws. Plug in the new motor
and replace the cover. Finally turn on the power, and test the fan. Hopefully this has helped you get your old
bathroom fan up and running like new. Now If you liked this and want to see more tutorials
and informational videos, then subscribe to our channel. And if you need help, you can call or visit
an AMRE location to talk with our knowledgeable staff. Thanks for watching.

3 Comments

john epperson

Jul 7, 2018, 1:49 am Reply

Nice tutorial, THANKS!!!

Super Saiyan Goku

May 5, 2019, 2:46 am Reply

I'm surprised how calm you sound! Canadians in general. Good video!

Jl Perron

Nov 11, 2019, 11:12 pm Reply

I have an EB-100 similar to this one. At 1;51 in order to remove the blower wheel from the bracket as stated did you merely push up the tightening device with your screw driver?

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