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Pressed power button and fan would not turn on.

Yes, we did check the electrical outlet. Could it be that the motor burned out? Fan is a honeywell oscilating tower fan with remote, about 2 years old.

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    I am dealing with this too.


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SOURCE: I am trying to fix an Oscillating Tower Fan.

Most fan motors for fan over running have an internal overload. once it trips, it will not reset. it is a solid state device. it looks like a flat device or a small bullet device. if you've figured out how to take the fan apart, you could just remove the device and connect the two wires together and the fan will run. you won't have any protection on the motor however. the windings run warm, but if the bearings run dry the motor will slow down and the windings will get hot. this is the reason for the overlaod device - protection. its your call what you want to have.

Posted on Sep 05, 2007

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SOURCE: how do you open up a BDTF101B Tower Fan?

first you have to remove the two plugs on top behind the buttons remove the two screws next you have to remove the base stand and their is one screw you have to remove then you can remove the front cover and you can get to the motor and fan.

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

SOURCE: Fan stopped working

It's possibly a lubrication problem. I can't seem to keep mine lubricated, so good luck with yours.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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SOURCE: LASKO fan problem

Check for a loose wire in the wiring harness

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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SOURCE: hello,help please

My fan is doing teh same thing. I have been taking the cover off and spinning the fan blade manually. It takes about 1 minute of constant manual vigorus spinning but as soon as its warmed up the fan blade spins easy and just takes off and starts working. Im sure its not the safest thing to do but it does get the fan running for the rest of the night. Once the fan has been turned off for a while the blade is hard to spin again and I have to start over with teh manual process. I am thinking its the motor being I can manually get it started by spinning the fan blade and think I will check on the cost for a new motor

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Where is the fuse on a honeywell quiteset hy-108

KAZ Inc. has franchised the use of Honeywell's company name to manufacture/market this KAZ OEM HY-108 Tower Fan. The small 2.5A fuse you are looking for is located inside the 2-Prong Electrical Outlet Plug. This tiny 2.5A Fuse can be hard to find as a replacement in retail Hardware Stores, but see if you have an old LONG string of indoor/outdoor Christmas Lights... some of these Christmas Lights Strings may have the correct 2.5A Fuse you need. IMHO, it's strange that KAZ Inc. did not put instructions in the Honeywell HY-108 Owner's Manual where the Fuse is located!

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Is the power turned on? While it is plugged to the electricity and the power is turned on, try to shake the wire to check if there is no disconnection. Note please be careful and check if there are no un shielded wire.

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The problem would be the burn out thermistor(FUSE), it is located in the winding of the motor itself. Before that check the wiring connection in the speed switch, the main line might have cut off.
Using the tester, check the continuity of the fuse. You can't see the fuse, it is mainly covered and connected in the capacitor line.
The cause of the burned fuse is overheating, the shaft bushing needs oil or have to be replace!
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I have a model 5BS520C. The light works but when I pull the chain for the fan, I hear the sound of three speeds but the blades do not turn.

Here some toubleshooting:

Problem 1. Fan will not start.
Probable Cause
1. Fuse or circuit breaker blown.
2. Loose power line connections to the fan, or loose wire connections in the switch housing.
3. Reversing switch in neutral position.

Suggested Remedy
1. Check main and branch circuit fuses or circuit breakers.
2. Check line wire connections to fan and switch wire connections in the switch housing.
3. Make sure reversing switch position is all the way to one side.

WARNING: Make sure main power is turned off.

Problem 2. Fan sounds noisy.
Probable Cause
1. Blades not attached to fan.
2. Loose screws in motor housing.
3. Screws securing fan blade flanges to motor hub are loose.
4. Switch housing binding against the blade hub.
5. Wire connectors inside switch housing rattling.
6. Screws holding blades to flanges are loose.

Suggested Remedy
1. Attach blades to fan before operating.
2. Check to make sure all screws in motor housing are snug (not over-tight).
3. Check to make sure the screws which attach the fan flanges to the motor hub are tight.
4. Check to make sure that the switch housing does not bind against the blade hub.
5. Check to make sure wire connectors in switch housing are not rattling against each other or against the interior wall of the witch housing.
6. Tighten screws securely.

WARNING: Make sure main power is turned off.

Problem 3. Fan wobbles
Probable Cause
1. Setscrew in motor coupling is loose.
2. Setscrew in the hanger ball/downrod assembly is loose.
3. Screws securing fan blade flanges to motor hub are loose.
4. Fan blade flanges not seated properly.
5. Hanger bracket and/or outlet box is not securely fastened.
6. Fan blades could be out of balance.

Suggested Remedy
1. Tighten the setscrew in the motor coupling.
2. Tighten the setscrew in the hanger ball/downrod assembly.
3. Check to be sure screws which attach the fan blade to motor hub are tight.
4. Check to be sure the fan blade flanges seat firmly and uniformly to the surface of the motor hub. If flanges are seated incorrectly, loosen the flange screws and retighten.
5. Tighten the hanger bracket screws to the outlet box, and/or secure outlet box.
6. Interchanging an adjacent (side-by-side) blade pair can redistribute the weight and result in smoother operation.


Hope helps.

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If the smell is gone 24 hours after the lights were turned off, turn on the fan & leave the lights off. Check for the burning order again. If you can smell it replace the fan. It will be the armature shorting out in the fans motor

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Plugged in my fan, but it does not work. Is there a fuse that may have burned out?

First, is there power at the outlet? If so, try another outlet. There's a reason for this, but I'm trying to keep this simple. Now, let's say that the outlet isn't working, then check and see if there's a switch operating this outlet. If so, then turn it on, and you should have the outlet working again, along with the fan. In addition to this, also check your circuit breaker to make sure it hasn't been tripped. Also, it's a stretch - but if there's no power at the outlet, you could have a tripped GFI breaker (normally in your bathroom) that is wired through your rooms for added grounding protection. Okay, you've done all of the above - and still nothing. With the fan unplugged, take apart the fan and see if all the connections are good. If so, your fan motor could be bad. Its at this time if you see if there's a fuse in there. I'm not sure, but you'll see a fuse holder in the housing when you take it apart. But I'm not sure if they have a fuse with this fan. Also, there could be a reset button, but again, with this model, I'm not sure. But being an electrician, I usually find a lot of problems with fans being something other than the fan itself. This is why I check the other factors first. It takes a few minutes, and easy to work with before having to take apart the fan. Good Luck to you, and I hope this helps you. Feel free to contact me again if you have any further questions. Jim 

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PS, I am positive the motor has failed you:(

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