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Nut problem Hi - My fan stopped running smoothly the other night and the problem seems to be with the fan blade nut. The blades are not tightly affixed to the motor because the fan blade nut will not fully tighten/fasten. I've been trying to get the nut off to re-do it, but it won't come off. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Re: Nut problem

This might be a long shot, but have you tried turning the nut the opposite way? The nut will probably have to be turned the opposite way of the rotation of the blades. This might be the "wrong way". Some nuts are opposite to keep things from comming off. Like the nuts on the right side of my remote car to keep the wheels from falling off.

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