Here's an exhaust fan in the ceiling of a kitchen that's probably around 40-50 years old:

Ceiling exhaust fan

A non-contact voltage detector shows that the fan does get power when the wall switch is flipped on. However the fan doesn't spin.

I'm wondering if this size/shape/type fan is still on the market, or if a similar one could be retrofitted with ease without having to go up into the attic (there's no floor up there).

I wasn't able to find any model/brand written on it.

  • The model sticker is under the dust...
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Jul 8, 2019 at 22:09
  • @SolarMike - You see a sticker? The only thing I found was a UL sticker but I don't even see it in the photo.
    – Bort
    Commented Jul 8, 2019 at 22:13
  • @Bort -- can you get us the file number off the UL sticker? Commented Jul 8, 2019 at 22:42
  • It's probably just gunked up too bad to spin. Does it spin with at little push? I would think a replacement fan could be had without knowing the model/manufacturer, etc. The hole size is probably enough.
    – gnicko
    Commented Jul 10, 2019 at 17:59
  • @GregNickoloff - I was hoping to get something like "Oh, all those kitchen fans from pre-1980 are mostly 'XYZ' fans, which were usually 8 or 12 inches. Just search for XYZ and buy an 8 inch version." But Idk how many fan types there are, and if there's more to it (perhaps kitchens need a particular rating of fan?)
    – Bort
    Commented Jul 10, 2019 at 19:36


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