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Fan motor turns half way then gets stuck

This reddy heater 115htr was a christmas present. when it is plugged in it hums . The fan motor turns half way and then gets stuck. If you use your finger and spin it it takes off. It should be under warranty. Please Help

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  • dkdurben Jan 10, 2009

    We live in Albert Lea MN. 56007 . Were is the closest place to take it back. Thank You

  • bubba k Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same heater with the same problem. Heater only has a few hours of use. Heater won't start. If I lift the lid and spin the fan by hand, then I can plug it in and it will go just fine for 3 or 4 starts before the problem repeats.

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Start windings in the motor are bad, and the motor should bereplaced under warranty or heater returned to the store.

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Yes it should fan is sticking needs to be taken back

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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