fan unit removal for VC Montpelier

mcd

Member
Sep 29, 2013
9
Massachusetts
This is my third year with the VC montpelier. My question is how to remove the fan assembly for cleaning. I tried last season but couldn't seem to pull it out the whole way. Is it just removing the 4 screws? or is there something else holding it in? when I removed the ash lip first, and then the 4 screws, it still seemed to be held in, and I didn't want to force it out? What am I doing wrong. Any advice from VC monte owners would be helpful.

Thanks,
MikeD
 

Ragnar

Member
Oct 13, 2015
3
Massachusetts
I had to remove mine in the past because the switch failed a few days after I first installed the unit. I have the hearth extension kit which may differ.
Once I remove the lower doors and 4 screws it pulls out but there is quite a bit of resistance before it frees up. I have leveling screws on each side of the unit. Using these to raise the unit lessens the resistance.

Hope this helps.
 

glennm

Burning Hunk
Dec 26, 2010
192
S Ontario
I had to raise mine with the levelling feet to slide it out
 

Fod01

Feeling the Heat
Nov 4, 2008
427
Long Island
+1 on lifting it up. I use a flat bar to lift each side, then slip in a scrap of wood - rather than messing with the leveling bolts.