All of a sudden I am getting extreme smoke/fumes leaking from the exhaust fan vent at the back of the extractor fan. The flap by the extraction tube is locked open and there is a lot of smoke from the extractor outlet. I have duct taped the fan housing around its mounting so there is no leakage there and I have recently dismantled the fan assembly and thoroughly cleaned all the parts.
There doesn't seem to be any seal between the fan housing and the ventilation of the motor - but until recently there was no significant leakage. Any thoughts anyone have would be (once again) much appreciated!
Hi! Sorry for missing details - it's an LS3020LSCT. I am venting to the outside and have been doing since I purchased the machine about 18 months ago. I have sealed around where the fan housing slots into the machine with duct/gaffer tape as it is not an airtight fit.
All has been well until yesterday when nothing changed except large amounts of smoke/fumes expelled from the back of the fan housing through the motor cooling vents.
If it is the fan that is in a red box - the vanes of the fan can block if you have one a lot of engraving. Take it there are no blockages further down the pipe
If you disconnect the pipes does it blow out ok?
Using two LS3060's and an ex 3020 user Please note I am not employed by HPC, any advice or recomendations I give are based on my own experience and are not necessarily the same as HPC's. First point of contact on any hardware issues should be with HPC