Replacing convection fan in Econo

Replacing convection fan in Econo

PostBy: mbhoose On: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:13 pm

My Econo convection fan is on its last legs. Called the dealer and they have one, I'm going to pick it up in the morning.

I told the dealer I didn't see any way to get in there and she said I just have to break off the rivets that hold the old one in place and secure the new one with screws or bolts. I think I can probably do that without a huge amount of trouble (breaking the rivets will be the most difficult part).

Question is for anyone else who has done this - looking for tips and tricks to make it as easy and smooth as possible. I don't want to remove the hopper if I don't have to.

NOTE: This is the ECONO. The convection fan is located inside the hopper and is enclosed in a "sealed" case that is riveted closed and riveted to the wall of the hopper. This is the set up on the ECONO, which is different from other models.
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Re: Replacing convection fan in Econo

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:34 pm

According to some of the OTHER posts on the Econo Fan replacement, looks like you have to remove the hopper and probalby drill out some rivets.
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Re: Replacing convection fan in Econo

PostBy: mbhoose On: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:00 pm

I did do a search and didn't see any OTHER posts on replacing this fan.

That said, if I have to remove the hopper, is it just those two bolts? I don't see any on the bottom. What about replacing the gasket on the bottom? Am I going to run into things I don't expect under the hopper? Are there things I need to be careful of when putting it back on?
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Re: Replacing convection fan in Econo

PostBy: mbhoose On: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:04 pm

Sorry double post
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Re: Replacing convection fan in Econo

PostBy: StanT On: Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:54 pm

The rivets are underneath the fan facing the bottom of the hopper, I used a chisel and cut the ones that hold the box to the hopper to remove the whole thing. I also changed to a different fan but thats more work.

Good Luck, Stant
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Re: Replacing convection fan in Econo

PostBy: Shibby160 On: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:49 pm

I recently change the convection fan on my Econo...and yes, the hopper has to come off. It is just the 2 bolts holding it on, its pretty easy. Use an power drill to break the heads off of the rivets, then just pop them thru. I actually purchased a light duty rivet gun and a pack of 1/8" rivets instead of bolting the new fan in. Rivets are really easy to work with...esp. with only one set of hands.
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