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My Utilitech 18 inch pedestal fan still works but has stopped oscillating. I do have long hair and noticed that there is some hair wrapped around the stem of the blade but it doesnt look like it would interfere with its oscillation. If you think hair may be the problem, how do i go about opening the casing to remove it from the motor?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
yes this is the oscillation motor, and they generally arent servicable, and need to be replaced, you can try and oil it, sometimes they have small air vents, and you can do a voltage test with a voltmeter but I believe the motor has failed or is gummed up, you can try and take it apart, they are held together with bent metal compression areas along the circumfrence of the motor, try sewing machine oil, you might have to do some research to find a replacement motor, maybe take it to a local clock shop, those motors are very close to what they used to put in old wall clocks.
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
the front of the machine comes off look at the bottom for a couple of screws remove the front and you can see inside
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
Wd-40 is not a very good lubricant. It only lasts fror a few days and then dries up again. In order to get your fan working again, take some 3-in one oil and put a drop at the bearing side of each bearing top and bottom with the shaft upright. Spuin and tap the motor briskly with a small tack hammer or screw driver handle. This will impact and allow the oil to get into the bearings Keep tapping and turning until you feel it lighten up a spin freely. Turn it over and do the same thing again. I garuntee that all will be fine after this.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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