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The fan has quit on my Vornado VH2 portable heater.

Sometimes the unit will still heat up, other times not. What do I ned to replace?

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Take apart the heater clean the bearings, and oil the shaft around the berings lightly with all purpass oil

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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