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Posted: 04/02/19 09:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am looking for the potentiometer p/n that is the speed dial of a Fantastic Fan switch assy. Currently switching it on using the dial has only one speed, it's highest, so something is worn out in the potentiometer.
Apparently Dometic has stopped supporting my version of the fan switch. They tell me to upgrade the fan. Of course I'd rather spend small dollars and just replace the pot.
The switch is from a 2006 Alfa See Ya Gold. Any help appreciated.

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Get the part number off the pot and go to DigiKey and buy one.


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I had not heard of Digikey, thanks for the suggestion. There is a 4 digit number on the pot (0421). Plugging that in at Digikey under "Potentiometers" suggests the pot is 500k but otherwise does not resemble my problem pot which has two tabs sticking directly off THE BACK. Everything seen so far has just three tabs across the edge (which the problem pot also has).
I will be looking around on ebay to see if something resembles it. Thanks again.

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Might not be the potentiometer. It might well be the control board inside the fan. On mine, the pot can be used for either speed or temperature and the actual control of the motor is done by a circuit board inside the fan housing.


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do you see the right one here? Fan-Tastic Vent Exploded Parts Views
there are a bunch of companies that sell parts for them.

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Posted: 04/02/19 09:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If yours has the 3 terminals along the side and 2 on the back, the 3 are the pot and the 2 are a switch.


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Fulltimers your very helpful observation that the two tabs on the back are a switch got me busy with the meter to see what is happening. Indeed the knob for the pot starts with a "click" and that is turning power on to the pot. The "wiper", on a good switch, does have a voltage drop from nearly 4 volts when fan is zero speed, slowly dropping to 0 volts as the fan increases to max speed.
On my problem pot, when it is switched on, the voltage immediately drops to 0 volts and max fan speed is noted.
I did not find a pot that also had this switch so will add a little toggle switch along with a replacement 500k pot, all on order.
Thanks to all who offered help!

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