A good indicator that things are hooked up properly!
The fan can be located in the vent housing of your unit we may use it to troubleshoot if an electrical problem arises since it is the only continuous running component in the OGO™ Compost Toilet. It only pulls about 0.48 amps a day, so no need to worry about it draining your power source before you can recharge.
How do I know my fan is running?
Since we were designed with small spaces in mind, we chose a very quiet fan. You may not be able to hear it, but you can snap it out of the vent housing and see, feel, and verify the fan blade are working.
What other things should you know?
If your fan is not on, check your power source before troubleshooting the unit. You can do this by, using the same power source with another product that is known to work or installing your unit into a different power source, but the most effective way is us a meter to ensure your power source is good. We have found this to be a common error. You can check out more about power and installation before continuing to troubleshoot.
If it is making a loud noise, make sure the unit is free of debris. If it is making running slow, check your wire connections.
How to check wire connections
Start by unplugging the unit following the wiring diagram that fits your unit. Select the connector pin that you wish to inspect. With one hand hold the wire and in the other take your thumb to push the orange clamp on your wire connector all the way vertically. This will release the clamp of the connector and allow you to remove the wire from the connector. Inspect the wire, twist any loose metal wires together, and push completely to the back of the connector. Hold in place with one hand and with the other hand push the orange clamp down back to its horizontal position. Verify the wire cannot come out of the connector freely and is in the accurate location. You may need to twist the connector to face you in the same orientation as the diagram to get accurate results. Plug back and check.
If you have damaged your fan blade or other parts of the fan, please contact us and we can work with you to get your unit back up and running.
What do I do if I don’t think my fan is keeping the moisture down and or I have odors?
While the fan plays a part in these things for sure, we need to figure out exactly what is causing your problem. We talk a lot about this in other articles.
- It could be your compost mixture is too wet.
- You live in a very humid area and need to understand venting.
- You may need a stronger fan
- You may have created an air vortex, especially in a boat or if driving
- You may need to vent to the exterior
- You may have lifted the bowl up too quickly after urination.