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Ceiling fan 7 yr.old ceiling fan suddenly does not work. Lights work; fan motor only hums but does not turn blades. Blades will turn manually so they are not stuck. No dimmer is attached. Manual says unit is self-oiling. Is there anything I can do other than buy new fan?

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Check the brush connection between brushes and axle I.E. shaft that hold unit to ceiling, my unit needs brushes, will call Co. on Monday.

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There's a rubber circle that is the damper between the blades and the motor shaft that rotates. The circle has spokes connecting the outer ring, which the blades screw into, to the inner ring which attaches to the shaft and holds it. If the spokes break you get the symptoms you describe, motor hums but no rotation, but blades can turn manually if you hand turn them them. If this is the case you need to remove and replace the blade mounting ring/damper. (About 25 bucks online)

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There is a run capacitor inside the motor thats probably bad but 99% of the time its just not worth fixing these things unless you really like the style and color. Good Luck

Posted on Apr 27, 2006

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