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Alpine XL-15 fan has stopped working

Several months ago, I purchased an XL-15 at an estate sale. It was manufactured in 2000 I think, but it's previous owner NEVER used it once. It was in brand new condition.

After several months of very reliable use, the fan has stopped working. The unit still produces ozone. No parts appear corroded. The tab connection providing power to the fan looks great. Just NO FAN power!

Any suggestions on where to start?

Thanks for the help.

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Hello night light,

How you proceed is going to depend on how comfortable you are taking it apart.

Given it's age and purchase condition, warranty isn't an issue. You will either be able to dis-assemble the purifier and try taking the motor apart and reassembling, or you can find a replacement motor (I've seen some on the web, they start at ~$50).

Another possibility is that the fan pot (the rotary switch that the knob turns to adjust the fan speed) may be out. If you have a multi-meter, see if you can get a signal through (when it's all the way open). If not, try replacing that first. Parts are available onthe web, I can't advertise per FixYa's terms of use.

Hope this helps.



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