My floor fan has been constantly turning itself off after every 10mins....It runs fine while it's on. It's all almost like it's on a timed schedule. What can I do. When it turns off I hear something that sounds like slight grinding. It's been doing this for 2-3years now. What can I do?
Well its 1 of 2 things either the winding is bad in which case you'd smell a sicky burning chemical smell, or the bearings have seized. I'm guessing the bearings are bad, there probably getting the winding too hot causing itself to short out. If its a cheap Walmart bought fan then just replace it, if not you can take it apart yourself pretty easily. You may have trouble getting the bearings of the shaft, i use a die grinder with a cutoff wheel on it, just try not to cut into the shaft, you can crack it with a hammer after your almost through then they usually just slide off. Then swing up to a bearing store they'll probably just be a couple of bucks a piece(tell them you don't care what class they are just gimme the cheapest except dolly bearings, and bring the old ones with you). Then get a piece of pipe that matches the "inner race", and carefully hammer them onto the same part of the shaft(mark it prior if there is no bearing shoulder), if there are copper wires running through the laminations (if there are any) on the shaft, tape a rag around them to prevent damage. If any of the wires are damaged on the inside of the motor go buy a new one, it'll cost several hundred to rewind it.
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More than likely it's not the start capacitor why your fan will not run this more than likely it's not the start capacitor why your fan will not run this lubrication try turning the fan motor by hand if it does not turn freely it's lubrication I have answered this another post.
more than likely it is lubrication spray WD-40 into the oil holes after you have unplugged the fan of course Keep turning the fan and you'll notice will start turning more freely apply more oil to the rear of the motor as this is an oil bushing you're putting more oil into
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If the fan motor will not turn on or hums and/or turns slowly more than likely its a lubrication problem.
1. Unplug the fan from the wall remove the 516 screws to the cage
2. Try turning the fan blade by hand if it is tough to turn more than likely it's a lubrication problem
3. You will have two oil holes one in the front one in the back spray WD-40 into these holes, turn the fan blade if it starts to free it up apply more WD-40 and keep turning the blade add more WD-40 until the blade turns freely. Especially in the rear oil hole because this is an oiled bushing that you are adding oil to. Once the fan is turning freely replace the front cage with all the screws plug the fan and I hope this solves your problem. You may add 3 in 1 oil or some other very light lubricating oil periodically.
Some one got a Hampton bay fan or something that is interfering with your remote settings. In the fan and in the remote there are codes that you can change. Try that,I thought I had a ghost but it was a neighbor with the same brand of fan
I have one of these. It sounds like you have it on breeze (the 3 wavy lines on the remote) Push that button, then push the run button(first button on the right bottom) for it to run normally. The circle with the blades in the middle(left button on bottom row) will turn the fan from low (1) to (3) high. The icons are the same on the remote and the fan itself. Hope this helps.
Probably requires cleaning- take the grille off, pull the blade free (most pull straight out- some have a pin/socket deal right behind the blades that need to be removed first) and clean out any gunk you may find inside. Be sure to unplug it first.
before replacing the blade, turn the shaft with your hands to see how it moves; you might want to grease it with an electricity friendly lube of your choice.
If it's still hard to turn, it may just be this fans time; box fans are cheap, and made cheap, and the wear-and-tear adds up.