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Where is the heater fan resistor on a "baby" elan?

PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:44 pm

My fan speed does not change between the high & low positions on the switch, but I cannot figure out where the resistor is.

Let's plenty of mention on the forum for the it being on the side of the +2 heater housing:
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But I cannot find anything for the baby elan. If someone could post a picture or diagram I would really appreciate it.

The parts book does not show anything:
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Debugging the electrics is my winter project :roll:
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PostPost by: AHM » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:50 pm

It is on the inside. Next to where the wires go through you can see the 2 rivets that hold it on.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:56 pm

AHM wrote: you can see the 2 rivets that hold it on.


I can't see anything... are you looking from the LHS, RHS, high, low?
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PostPost by: AHM » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:21 pm

On the underside next to the motor. The resistor is on the inside you need to remove the heater to get to it.

Easy to test - There are 3 wires. One is ground one is direct to the motor (high speed) the other is to the motor via the resistor (low speed)
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:36 pm

OK thanks.

It doesn't make much sense that I have 2 positions that give the same speed though unless someone has modified either the switch wiring, or the resistor in some manner.
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