I just answered your other posting which described a low "humming" sound. A squeak is different. Then it's very likely the motor. You could try a _very_ small/light application of oil to the shaft where it goes into the bearings, but that's probably a short-term fix.
If the unit is over 10 years old, the motor will probably need to be replaced at some point. Below is the relevant portion of my response in your other posting.
[fan motors]... are the only moving parts and do eventually wear-out. If it's
still turning, it shouldn't be a problem - - if it starts turning
slower and slower, it's time to plan a replacement motor. I have a
couple, but I think FixYa's terms forbid me selling it to you directly.
Recommended solutions in this case:
1) If you still know an active dealer, you might see if they have any, or if they know of a source (Ecoquest no longer supports them with spare parts).
You could probably find them on the web, though the last time I did
this (in December), I couldn't seem to find them; I didn't have a lot
of time to spend then.
3) Find another XL15 (maybe on eBay) and
cannibalize a fan from the older machine (note: different versions of
the XL15 had different motor mounting configurations, so me sure you
know what you're getting - maybe ask for a digital picture of the
prospective purchase showing how it's mounted).
If you write back with more details, I may be able to offer more precise guidance. If you want, I could try web-searching again.
If I can be of further assistance, or if you have questions, let me know before rating me.
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Jan 18, 2009 |
Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier