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Fan will not work

I have a Lasko wind tower fan less than a year old. The rotation and the light work perfectly , but, the fan doesn't blow any air. Does that mean my fan is trash already?

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  • lceleejr Jun 07, 2008

    TOOK OFF THE BACK, USED AN ADD DUSTER IN A CAN TO GET DUST BUILD-UP OUT, PUT THE BACK COVER ON, TURNED ON FAN, MOTOR WORKED BUT THE BLADE DID NOT TURN

  • Anonymous Jul 06, 2008

    I also purch. a lasko tower fan & it has same symptoms, fan turns beeps but blade will not spin.Ive tried cleaning all the **** out but did not help

  • nnavarr Aug 29, 2008

    I also have a lasko tower fan & it has same symptoms, fan turns beeps , it rotates left and right,but blade will not spin. Please help

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Open it. look for a wire that has become disconnected from careless factory assembly

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Mine stopped. I cleaned oiled and chaged bushings. it would run for a while and stop.
I found if I started it by hand, it ran the other way instesad of pushing air. The motor polaroty somehow runs either way I push it to turn. Go figure?

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