Fixing a Fan Motor on the Vent-Sure

Oh My Gosh you guys…I am not able to fire and orders are stacking up!!!  HELP!!!!
my fan that was fairly new has just  quit working…..

Please help me and tell me what to do
I would like to fix it if at all possible. but do need to do it fast…
or if that fails I will have to buy another fan …which is troublesome since this one has not been fired a lot!

I have an easy fire kiln
Model number: e28s-3-240
serial Number 042512-c-checer
Voltage: 240
Phase :1
Amps:47.9
Watts : 11500
Max temp 2350

Thank you for your quick response!!!!

Gayle B

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Hello Gayle,

We are here to help to make sure you get those orders out. Now, have you identified the problem to be just with the fan or is the kiln experiencing problems as well? First check for leaks in the aluminum duct. You might have to replace it if necessary. Also, check for corrosion (caused by clays with high amounts of sulfur, phosporous, or flourine) and check for wax or carbon buildup if you are using a wax resist process or a high carbon content clay. Please clean it out if this is the case.

If the discharge duct to the vent is facing up you may get water into it which would rust the motor. If this is the case try taking it apart and spraying with WB-40.

If all else fails I think it is most probable to replace the vent all together.

Please let me know if this helps with the fan, if you have further questions, and if the kiln is having particular problems too.

Service Team, L&L KIln Mfg., Inc.

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Thank you for your quick response
I will check on what you said

How Much is a new fan for that model?
Thank you so much

Gayle B
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It all depends on what needs to be replaced or fixed. If it is just a problem with the motor not working then you just need a new motor which is $230 dollars. The flexible duct could be the problem and that is $33. It could also be that the motor and the inlet/outlet ducts are corroded and an assembled motor is $370. The entire system is $480, but I do not think you will need to replace the whole system. Here is the link to all the vent fan parts: http://hotkilns.com/parts?field_parts_kiln_series_nid=All&field_parts_obsolete_series_nid=All&title=&PN=&field_parts_category_value_many_to_one%5B27%5D=27

Service Team, L&L KIln Mfg., Inc.

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With your help my husband fixed it!

Gayle B.

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Glad to hear it, Gayle. Was it just a buildup?

Service Team, L&L KIln Mfg., Inc.

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That is exactly what happened…thanks for your help!

Gayle B.