I would call Vornado at 1-800-234-0604. They have great customer service- and usually have really good warranties with their products. I bet they can get you figured out. Any time I have had any questions, they have been very helpful. Vornado is also on Twitter, by the way - so if you "tweet" then some people ask questions via twitter too. I have always had good luck with their fans...
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fans are designed to move air only
whether this is at you, around the room, to move hot air from the ceiling, blow fumes away, exhaust an area or what ever
some fans have an accessory where there is a small pump and a spray of water behind the fan but these are specifically designed so that there is no possibility of electrocution from the water contact with the power
From what you have said, I am guessing that you shorted out the little controller chip(s) on the circuit board. Some of the Vornado heaters are serviceable by the company but you would have to check your model number. They have a live chat that can tell you if you go to Vornado.com and click on support you will see it.
Finding parts for a heater like this would be all most imposable you could how ever take it apart and put 115 volts to the 2 wires coming out of the fan to see if it is the fan or the switch that controls it. Check the switch with a continuity meter if the switch is bad you might be able to replace with a toggle switch the safest thing to do would be buy a new one these small heaters are mostly solid state which means you can't repair them . Good luck.......
Dust on the inside of the unit can cause the overload switch to shut many vornados down. Blowing the dust out of the unit with compressed air or a blower may help.
Another problem that causes vornados to stop working (light on - no heat no fan) is when one of the bearings starts to go bad in the unit. This causes the fan to be slower and less effective and the unit’s inability to move the heat away from the thermal overload switch again causes it to shut down.
Though you could remove the front and rear bearings and try to get replacements if it's even replaceable ... Once the bearing starts to go bad there is little that can be done ... HOWEVER, here is one solution to get more life out of the unit.
First, use a blower to blow all the dust out of the unit. Then, because it is typically the front bearing that goes bad first, lay the vornado on it’s back (so the unit would be blowing air up toward the ceiling), this will relieve the front bearing somewhat and rely more on the rear bearing which tends to last longer.
The vornados I’ve had are all thermistor units ... that is, they don’t just turn on and off when the set temp is reached but in fact slow themselves down (both heat and fan) to keep some level of air circulation in the room. This is a good thing by the way. There are usually two toggle switches .... one is a heat switch - usually Low & High .... the other is the thermistor switch (this sometimes is labeled “fan”) - usually Auto & High.
Once the unit is on its back ... Now, change the settings as follows: Turn the Heat switch to LOW Turn the Fan switch to HIGH Turn the dial (with the temperature in degrees on it) to the lowest setting - which is somewhere around 60’ish.
Now turn the unit on and it should stay working. Three things that could cause it to turn back off ... You turn the Fan switch back to Auto. You turn the Heat switch back to High You turn the temperature selection dial too high ... though, you can cautiously turn the dial up a few degrees at a time ... the unit will start shutting down again when you set the temp too high ... then just dial it back down ... unplug for a couple minutes, then turn back on.
Sometimes too much dust around the heating elements can cause the heater to switch off to prevent a fire. Check for dust build up first. You can try using a can of compressed air that can be found at many electronic stores.