How to Replace a Bathroom Fan With No Attic Access

Replacing a bathroom fan with no attic access will require you to do everything on the underside. Replace a bathroom fan with no attic access with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone, I'm Joshua Clement. And today, I'm going to talk to you about how to replace a bathroom fan with no attic access. Not having any attic access is not really a problem, because everything can be done from the underside. For this job, we'll be using a pair of pliers. First thing we need to do, is remove the cover. So, we'll get on one side, relieve the pressure off that clip right there. Take our cover off. Next, on the inside, there's a nut. What we'll do, is we'll go ahead and loosen that nut up and take it off. Then, we'll pull on our light, pull this right out, go ahead and unplug it. Now, there's a tray on the inside that holds your fan motor. We're going to, on the side, push it away from the center of the fan to relieve the pressure off, of these clamps here. After that's done, we'll just simply pick it up and take it on out. Now, if you know the exact type of fan that you had, you can go and buy the same fan and replace this whole part. Because the new one will slide right into place. If you don't know, what you can do, is just replace the fan blade and the motor. The way we do that, it's located on the top, are two mounting bolts. You're going to take a pair of pliers, and loosen those up, then we'll go ahead and remove those nuts. Now, you can take this into your hardware store or home improvement store and get a new fan and blade. And then, just put it back into place. You'll slide your electric cord through the hole, put the mounting bolts back through the holes and out your nuts back into place. And take our pliers, go ahead and tighten this up. You wan to make sure it's nice and tight, so that way you don't get a vibration from the fan motor. Wiggling these nuts and that could actually cause it to come completely loose and break your fan blade. So, now when we're putting it back in, you have these two flares on the side that are going to go into the holes on the inside of the box. So, we'll take it, put those two in first. Then, you have another one on this side. We'll just slide it back down, until it clicks into place. Then, I'm going to take our outlet and plug it back in. Next, we're going to take our trim and our light, slide our light into our trim. Go ahead and plug it up and then, set it down to where the bolt comes out through the middle hole and the light. Then, you'll reattach the nut to hold it all into place. Then, put the light cover back on. And you just replaced the entire fan without having to get into your attic. Replacing your fan like this is a lot easier than having to cut into the ceiling to try to rip that whole box out. Thank you all for watching and good luck with this project.


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