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Fan motor is dead I think...is it okay to run ionizer still??

Can I still run the machine if the fan isn't working?? I am in the process of looking for a replacement fan motor and want to keep the ionizer running in the meantime.....
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No , it is not advisable to run the machine while there is an exsisting problem , it would be best not to run it untill the motor has been replaced

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