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Noise when fan runs.

I have a Kenmore Quiet Comfort console humidifier.
When I turn it on the fan makes a noise, but other-wise it is running ok.

Where do I oil it?? (I intend to use WD-40, is this the right lubricant??)

Help, I need the humidity.

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  • cartershp Jan 28, 2009

    I have a similar problem. It appears that when the fan runs it creates enough of an uplift that the fan actually rises up in the guard. The noise comes from the fan blade rising & then falling slightly & then the process repeats. I can't see how a new fan would fix this. There is way too much play in the motor shaft vertically. I don't feel any axial play though & if I tip the motor so it's on it's side it runs fine.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    have model idu2234 and after 2 hours of quiet operation it starts to make some noise. I turned it off and after a few hours it runs quiet again for about 2 hours. like to leave on all night while sleeping. what can I do? it is 1 month old.

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Try cleaning the fan blades
dust/debris build up unbalances the fan and wears the bearings out
oil will only cure the problem for a short while - best option is to relace the fan

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    cathy Jan 25, 2016

    How do I get at the fan. My bionaire is an upright and the fan and motor is encased in the plastic body with no way to disassemble it... that I can see.

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