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My Venta Airwasher LW44 motor won't start

When turned on, I can hear the motor but it won't move the fan part

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Check to ensure the coupling is securely attached to the gear by following these steps.

  • Turn off and unplug the unit and spin the fan with your finger. Are the prongs/teeth are alternating from the gear? (moving)
  • If the prongs are not alternating from the gear, push the coupling into the gear and retest it. If the prongs/teeth are still not alternating from the gear, the life of the gear has probably been used up. (insert gear link)
  • If the prongs/teeth seem to be functioning test to see if the motor could be malfunctioning by hitting the "Go Back" button and selecting " Test the motor to see if it is working." option.
  • More help and parts located at www.ventahumidifiers.com

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

  • Linda Banks Aug 23, 2009

    It could be in need of a gear box or a new motor. You can purchase both at www.ventahumidifiers.com

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Test the motor to see if it works. Make sure the motor is removed from the rest of the unit. To find out how to remove the unit please hit the "Go Back button and select the "How to remove the motor button"...

  1. Plug the unit in to a working outlet.
  2. Push the #1 speed button on top of the motor.
  3. You now need to engage the saftey switch to start the motor.
  4. Protruding from the motor are two plastic about 3-4 inch guiding arms.
  5. Look inside the end of both of these two guiding arms. One of the arms are hollow and the other one has a white safety switch in the arm.
  6. Use a pencil or small item to push in on the safety switch.
  7. If the fan sarts to rotate the motor is still working.
  8. If the fan does not rotate then the life of the motor has probably ended and a new motor is needed. ( insert motor part link)

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Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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Unplug the unit from the A/C outlet.  Turn the fan unit over, and with your finger, spin the fan as fast as you easily can.  Tooth like projections should rotate out of the lower most part of the assembly.  These teeth drive the wheel.  If they don't come out, the problem might be in the seating of that silicon rubber nipple, or the "tooth" assembly could be gummed up with algae and deposits.  You can wash it out.  The problem with mine is the teeth work, but the wheel still doesn't move.  I have emailed the sales office for help.  I love the unit's performance, but it is temperamental.  Good luck, and please post, if you fix it.  

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