Question about Emerson (33416-78414) Fan

1 Answer

Emerson Fan The motor runs but the blades don't spin. What part do I need?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 104 Answers
Re: Emerson Fan - Emerson (33416-78414) Fan Fans

Check the set screw of your fan blade. tnx

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 56 Answers

SOURCE: NuTone LS100 fan is squiling when it runs.

Sounds like it may actually be the bushing pack inside if the motor. Spinning the blade by hand is not going to spin it fast enough to hear the problem. If the unit is new, I would recommend returning it for exchange of a new unit. If it more than 1yr old, it's out of warranty and will be cheaper to just replace it rather than repairing it.

For less than $100 you can buy a newer, more efficient model. Depending on the size of the room is how should judge what unit to buy. An under sized unit will not pretty much nothing, except make noise and remove some of the steam. Remember to buy a fan with the lowest SONE rating as it will have the highest quality motor housing and best air removal.


Posted on Feb 28, 2011

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Fan needs a push to spin

Check the capacitor in the cup of the fan. It's usually a black box with wires going to the pull chain switch.

Dec 03, 2013 | Emerson CF712AW Pro Series Fan

2 Answers

Ceiling fan off track

Might have broken the flywheel if this fan has one. The flywheel is the is the round rubber wheel that the blades attach to. If I knew the model of the fan I would know if it has a flywheel.

Aug 31, 2013 | Casablanca Fan Fans

2 Answers

I am working on an antique fan and for some reason when i fiinhshed, the fan was running backward? What did I do?

Some ceiling fans have a switch mounted on the fan itself for changing the direction of spin of the blades. Look up at the fan and you might see a switch on it which you can change.

Aug 31, 2011 | Emerson Fans

1 Answer

My fan is not rotating when I connected to plug. There is no burning smell or anything. How can I fix the problem? Thanks in advance


I have a Holmes pedestal fan that does this every few years. I have had this fan for about 10 years.

Unplug the fan and remove the fan blade guard. The fan blade should spin easily when you tap the edge of the fan blades with your finger. If the blade barely moves and abruptly stops, the bearings are dirty and need to be cleaned and oiled with 10W non-detergent motor oil. A quick-fix is a tiny bit of WD-40 where the motor shaft (the rod that the fan blade is mounted on) meets the bearing (the part of the motor that the shaft spins on). To properly fix this, you must oil both the front and back motor bearings which requires removal of the motor housing.

If the fan blade spins easily and you are certain that the fan is getting power (try a different outlet) the motor may be bad. Likewise, if the fan blade will not move at all. I do not know if Holmes sells motors for these fans. Here is their online support website:

Good luck from Detroit, MI.

P.S.: Never turn a motor-operated appliance on for more than a second if you know it's not working. That will cook the motor windings.

Jun 12, 2011 | Holmes Products HASF1710-UC Stand...

1 Answer

Have an expensive Hunter indoor/outdoor pedestal Fan that stopped working. It just "hums" and does not turn. Please help.

With the fan UNPLUGGED, try to spin the fan blade with a pencil or something that will fit through the blade cage.

If the blade spins easily, there is an electronic problem (control or motor) that must be serviced.

If the fan blade is stuck or very hard to move, the shaft and bearing are probably dirty and need to be cleaned. You can temporarily fix this with a tiny amount (a drop) of WD-40 applied to the shaft where it enters the motor. Spin the blade manually to work the oil into the bearing. If the motor spins freely, the dirty bearing condition is verified. To properly clean the shaft and bearings, the motor must be disassembled.

Jun 11, 2011 | Hunter Floor Stand Fan Stand (Pedestal)

1 Answer

Hello, I replaced a light fixture on my existing Emerson ceiling fan. The light worked right away but the blades didn't turn. I could hear power going to the motor so I went back into the switch cup and...

Signs of a bad capacitor in a ceiling fan include:

  • Fan runs slowly or not at all on all speeds
  • Fan will not start but will spin if started by hand
  • Certain speeds are slow or do not work
  • The motor hums and turns freely by hand but will not spin

    The capacitor is usually a black box inside the switch housing of the fan. If this box appears burnt or melted in any way, that is also the sign of a bad capacitor and it should be replaced.

    have a good day !!
  • Feb 17, 2011 | Emerson Fans CF705AW 52" Northwind Ceiling

    1 Answer

    Vornado Circulating Fan - motor will run but blades will not turn.

    Does the motor spin, but the blade is not turning?
    The motor has a D shaped shaft. If the hole in the blade that the shaft goes in is rounded, then the blade will spin. In that case you need a new blade. Vornado can supply that.

    Jun 27, 2010 | Vornado Circulating Fan

    1 Answer

    Motor hums but blades don't spin

    It should have something in motor block blocking the motor to turn.
    when it is OFF position ,you try to turn it by hand to see if it spins freely or not ? You may hear a sound of friction that blocks the motor. if this is the case try to find a local electrical expert to unblock the motor..
    Good luck.

    May 04, 2010 | Emerson (33416-78414) Fan

    4 Answers

    Slow desk fan

    The thrust bearing or ball is worn out or missing. When you tilt it, the motor shaft spins freely. When you set it down, the shaft goes to the rear and creates drag on the motor.

    Aug 31, 2009 | Fans

    2 Answers

    Hello,help please

    My fan is doing teh same thing. I have been taking the cover off and spinning the fan blade manually. It takes about 1 minute of constant manual vigorus spinning but as soon as its warmed up the fan blade spins easy and just takes off and starts working. Im sure its not the safest thing to do but it does get the fan running for the rest of the night. Once the fan has been turned off for a while the blade is hard to spin again and I have to start over with teh manual process. I am thinking its the motor being I can manually get it started by spinning the fan blade and think I will check on the cost for a new motor

    Aug 20, 2008 | Honeywell HT-800 Table Fan

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Emerson (33416-78414) Fan Logo

    Related Topics:

    163 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Emerson Fans Experts

    Jim Thurston

    Level 3 Expert

    669 Answers


    Level 3 Expert

    3018 Answers

    Lawrence Oravetz

    Level 3 Expert

    7053 Answers

    Are you an Emerson Fan Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides