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    Maxx Air Fan vent cover stuck. How to fix?

    Hi folks,
    I have a 2022 Reflection 150 260 RD. While camping this week my Maxx Air vent cover would not open up. The fan worked and the motor for lifting the vent cover came on, but the vent stayed closed. I just had my rig in for a slide replacement and would hope that there is a simple fix to loosen or gently "unstick" the vent cover. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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    On mine I know the cover tends to stick but usually the motor raises it after it puts enough pressure on it. One time the arm that raises the cover broke. Easy replacement but has to be done from outside (on the roof).

    This is the part I had to replace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traveldawg View Post
    On mine I know the cover tends to stick but usually the motor raises it after it puts enough pressure on it. One time the arm that raises the cover broke. Easy replacement but has to be done from outside (on the roof).

    This is the part I had to replace.
    Thank you for the input!! I am going to get up on the roof and see if the vent is stuck / vapor locked / something!? I need to check for any cracked seals / caulking anyways. I am going to gently try and move the vent as my wife presses the button to raise the vent. Everything seems to be activating, just no raising of the vent. Thanks for the part number! Worse comes to worse we replace the part if it's a no-go on my remedy.
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    Ours sticks if it has sat for a while, I just hit close then hit open a few times and it will pop loose and work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteverinoDC1 View Post
    Hi folks,
    I have a 2022 Reflection 150 260 RD. While camping this week my Maxx Air vent cover would not open up. The fan worked and the motor for lifting the vent cover came on, but the vent stayed closed. I just had my rig in for a slide replacement and would hope that there is a simple fix to loosen or gently "unstick" the vent cover. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
    Steve
    This happened on our recent trip. My husband had to reach up and give the manual knob a push as I pushed the button on the control to get things moving. Both ways - opening & closing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougW9876 View Post
    Ours sticks if it has sat for a while, I just hit close then hit open a few times and it will pop loose and work fine.
    Have you attempted to put any light manual pressure (internally or externally) to move the vent cover?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteverinoDC1 View Post
    Thank you for the input!! I am going to get up on the roof and see if the vent is stuck / vapor locked / something!? I need to check for any cracked seals / caulking anyways. I am going to gently try and move the vent as my wife presses the button to raise the vent. Everything seems to be activating, just no raising of the vent. Thanks for the part number! Worse comes to worse we replace the part if it's a no-go on my remedy.
    Steve
    It's just the weatherstripping sticking to the cover. Maybe something like Armorall would make it stick less?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteverinoDC1 View Post
    Have you attempted to put any light manual pressure (internally or externally) to move the vent cover?
    Steve
    No, I haven’t. There is a screen on the inside and I would need a step stool or something to reach to get it off and I am not getting on the roof.
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    My gear drive disintigrated on my unit a few months ago. 30 dollar part. 2 screws easy fix btw.
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    Mine used to stick, then pop open. I put some silicone grease (very lightly) around the lip. Has not stuck since.
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