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Replacement Operator Mechanism for MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus or MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vents

Replacement Operator Mechanism for MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus or MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vents

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Replaces the operator mechanism for your MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus (MA00-04500K) or MaxxAir Deluxe (MA00-07000K or MA00-07500K) powered lift roof vent. Call 800-298-8924 to order Maxxair accessories and parts part number MA10-20281K-1AF or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Maxxair products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Operator Mechanism for MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus or MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vents. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Maxxair Accessories and Parts - MA10-20281K-1AF

  • RV Vents and Fans
  • Enclosed Trailer Parts
  • Roof Vent
  • Maxxair
  • Operator Parts
  • Operator
  • MaxxFan Plus
  • MaxxFan Deluxe

Replaces the operator mechanism for your MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus (MA00-04500K) or MaxxAir Deluxe (MA00-07000K or MA00-07500K) powered lift roof vent.


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  • Replaces the operator mechanism for your MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus (MA00-04500K) or MaxxAir Deluxe (MA00-07000K or MA00-07500K) powered lift roof vent
  • Quantity: 1 replacement operator mechanism


10A20281K-1AF Replacement Operator Mechanism for Max Airr Max Fan Plus or Max Fan Deluxe Roof Vents

Replaces Maxxair old part number 10-20281K-1AF





Video of Replacement Operator Mechanism for MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus or MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vents

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of Maxxair RV Vents and Fans - Enclosed Trailer Parts - Operator Mechanism - MA10-20281K-1AF

Today we'll be taking a look at the replacement operator mechanism for the Maxxair MaxxFan Plus or MaxxFan Deluxe roof vents. This is going to be a direct replacement from Maxxair for that crucial component to actually open up your vent or fan. You can see when I turn this small portion that little hex portion turns. So that's what's going to open or close our vent and provide us with good circulation inside our RV or camper. This is a fit for the Maxxair MaxxFan Plus part number MA00-04500K or the Maxxair Deluxe MA00-070003 or MA00-0700K. That's for the powered lift roof vent.It doesn't come with any other hardware.

It just comes with the mechanism and then this small bushing to go over that portion there. It will reuse the same hardware to attach this in place. It'll get you back to working with your vent. If you need any other replacement parts for your Maxxair fan, check out etrailer.com for more replacement parts. That's going to do it for our look at the replacement operator mechanism for the Maxxair MaxxFan Plus or MaxxFan Deluxe roof vents..


Customer Reviews

Replacement Operator Mechanism for MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus or MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vents - MA10-20281K-1AF

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (148 Customer Reviews)

Replaces the operator mechanism for your MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus (MA00-04500K) or MaxxAir Deluxe (MA00-07000K or MA00-07500K) powered lift roof vent.

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Not so much about the items I have purchased, but the fabulous service during and after the sale that you get when buying from e-trailer 584831



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I had to modify my MaxxAir MaxxFan slightly to make this replacement operator mechanism work. I have the older MaxxFan and this operator mechanism is all I could get as MaxxAir changed the design slightly and the older mechanism is no longer available. Once I installed the mechanism, the MaxxFan vent lid now opens and closes as it should. The old mechanism was stripped out and the vent lid would not open correctly. It would not stay open either, even if I opened the vent manually. etrailer had the part I needed and all is good. 763442



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I am glad my fan is working again. I am surprise the original part was already broken in several pieces. With new part installed, not making loud banging noise and save my house battery from quick discharge. I have backup part for future. 584586


Comments
Still good as new
Timothy W - 11/23/2019

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Part arrived ahead of schedule. Great follow-up by Etrailer. Attached picture is of defective part which was easily removed with manufacturer instructions which was included with new part. 551017



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Over the top, outstanding customer service. While traveling, my power vent opening/closing mechanism failed. After contacting Kim, we weren’t sure the in-stock part was the right part. Kim contacted the manufacturer for me, confirmed it was the right one and shipped it to me express. This is clearly outstanding customer service. I’d give more than 5 stars if it would let me! Thank you! 474677



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While on a camping trip one of the Maxxair fans in our RV stopped working properly. We ordered the part from etrailer so we would have it when we got home. It was the part that we needed and it arrived two days earlier then the expected delivery date. We were able to get it fixed and we are ready for our next trip. Also ordered a spare in case the other fan has the same problem. Would definitely order from etrailer again. 581631


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Excellent
Brandy - 11/10/2019

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I had to replace this part a couple of years ago and had to order it directly from Maxxair. They sent me just the part with no documentation. Because of this I believe that I installed it improperly and caused the part to fail. etrailer included complete instructions and I feel this will be trouble free now. Shipping was quick and it was well packaged. Thank you etrailer! 494700



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The defective operator was in an electric operated roof vent. It would open part way then drop down and repeat several times before stopping. This was an exact replacement. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Took about about 15 minutes to replace. 576901



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Easy replacement of my operator mechanism that stripped when the lid stuck closed. Came with easy to read instructions showing how to install/replace complete with photos. As MAXXAIR rep told me, hardest part of the job is going up onto and down from the unit roof.....part gets replaced from the top. HINT: If you have a helper, position them inside the unit to move the lid lift arms up and down to better enable getting all the screws out/in without interfering with the arm hardware and position the arms to re-engage the lid...will save you a couple of trips up and down the ladder. Other than that...piece of cake. 519353



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Worked great shipped fast 593441



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It was exactly what was described on the description. It came with instructions and packed very good. It only save me over $200.00. Easy to install Thank you and will b using you guys often. I recommend this company to anyone needing parts. 546322


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Like brand new. Thanks for being there
Roger - 07/26/2019

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Our MaxxAir Fan was skipping when opening and closing. I contacted MaxxAir Customer Service and was told I needed a new Operator Mechanism but unfortunately they were on back-order and a ship date was not available. I checked etrailer.com and they were available in stock. Quick shipping and comes with detail remove and replace instructions that made the process very easy. Thanks eTrailer. 588413



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Prompt delivery 856234



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We did receive the new part very quickly and it appears to be an even heavier duty part than the original. Do to having back surgery I have not been able to install for another 4 weeks but should go right on with no problems. 853205



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Great service very prompt delivery and went together so easy Highly recommended Order of other exact part this morning to replace another fan that’s not working correctly. Will be doing buisness here again. The photo is the part I took out Junk! 851948



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I was on a 10 trip to Oshkosh when on day 2 the fan opener broke into peaces had no choice but to keep it closed. This replacement installed and works great I think i should order a backup just in case. etrailer service has always been great. 851388



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The Replacement Operator Mechanism work great. The additional videos made it easy to install. 849091



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[Thumbs Up] 848393



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Great product, good price and as always Etrailers great service. Thank you 848385



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Needed this assembly RV people said buy whole fan $250 you had exactly what I needed $33 awesome deal thanks 847947



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Fast service, and the right part was sent. Will do business with u again. 836954



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When the gear assy on my Maxxair fan fell apart, Camping World told me I would need to replace the whole fan for about $300.00. Etrailer had the gear assembly for about $12.00. It even had directions with it. The quality of the replacement part was far better than the original. I replaced it in about 15 minutes and it worked fine. I highly recommend etrailer for your trailer parts. 829671



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Service great, replaced the part and now works wonderful. 828819



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etrailer was the only place I could find this part, the original fell apart and I did not want to install a complete Max Fan at almost $200 bucks. In stock and shipped free with the rest of my order. Good job etrailer. 828234



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Year later, it's still going strong. 826367


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  • Troubleshooting MaxxFan Plus Model Operator Install
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  • Replacement Operator Mechanism and Lift Arm For 7000K MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent
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    The correct replacement operator mechanism for your MaxxFan 4700K is # MA10-20281K-1AF, if you are unable to open the vent lid even manually, this is the part you need to replace. I attached a photo of the fan's diagram to give you an idea of where the mechanism is. The entire unit will need to be dismounted, and disassembled to replace the operator mechanism so you can use Roof Vent Installation Kit # 344270KITW to seal it all back up. I linked the parts mentioned, as well as a few...
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    The correct replacement operator mechanism for a MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent is the Replacement Operator Mechanism part # MA10-20281K-1AF. I really wish I could provide you with exact step by step instructions for replacement but the manufacturer simply does not provide these so that I would not be able to obtain this for you. It looks like you have already saw the parts diagram which I have attached for you again below but this is the only aid we can give to help with installation. If you...
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    Based on what you described, with the motor turning and the lid not being able to open, along with the vent not opening all the way, it absolutely sounds like you have a faulty operator mechanism and the Replacement Operator Mechanism for MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus or MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vents # MA10-20281K-1AF will be exactly what you need. This is the correct replacement operator mechanism for the MaxxFan Plus Roof Vent # MA00-04500K and MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent # MA00-07000K and # MA00-07500K. I...
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    Sounds like your roof vent lid isn't closing all the way when you ask it to which is why the fan isn't shutting off and also explains the clicking of the operator as it's trying to close it. In the past we've seen similar issues to this turn out to be fixed by replacing the operator with the part # MA10-20281K-1AF which is correct operator for your MaxxAir MaxxFan.
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    Since the lid motor on your MaxxAir 7500 vent with powered lift # MA00-07500K is operating but the lid stops midway unless you give it some manual assistance the issue is either power-related or the result of a damaged operator mechanism # MA10-20281K-1AF. My tech contact at MaxxAir said that the behavior you describe is often related to low available input power. The vent will detect if the incoming operating voltage is low or marginal and it will stop the lid opening. This is a safety...
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