I have three pics of my fan with the cover off.
This is in the eaves of the house, so there's no access (it's a first
floor bathroom with this fan in the ceiling venting out the overhang
on the house, with a shower above this area on the second floor).
There's no way to get at it from above, so the only access I have is
what you see in the pictures, cover off and motor handy.
I'm trying to determine, since the fan is just so noisy, what the
easiest thing would be for me to do. It almost looks as if I could
remove the whole unit, fan blades and shroud and motor, from the sides
where it's attached. But is that possible or preferable? Would I be
better trying to just replace the motor? I could probably end up with
a quieter motor, but would that really make much of a noise difference
if the fan is just not designed to move air quietly?
I'd prefer not to have to redo drywall up here - I've got limited
drywall experience and would probably not have it looking as good as
the original ceiling around it.
Any suggestions? I have three of these in the house, one in each
bathroom, and would like to have a little more quiet when they're on.
The only one I can get at from above is the one on the second floor,
the only one I never use...
Thanks for any suggestions.
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