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Fan stopped I've had my fan for about a year and the blades just stopped turning. Still getting power and other features of the fan still work. Is there a way I can fix this or is it time to buy a new one.

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  • 512kent Jun 11, 2008

    My fan did the same thing, right at being about a year old. I called Holmes and they said that I needed a receipt to make a warranty claim, which I did not have. They offered me a discount on a different model.



    I tried taking the whole fan apart and did not see anything that looked burned up. The fan spins fine when turned manually. Even with the fan powered on, it seems to give no resistance. To me, it seems as thought the fan is just not getting power for some reason, even though all other functions seem to work. The LED's light up, it makes beeping sounds when buttons are pressed, and the outside grill still spins.

  • teevz Aug 13, 2008

    Interesting. Mine was working finw and just stopped while running - all LED lights went out and the fan stopped. I tried other outlets - no luck. I left it unplugged for a few days, replugged it, and it started working like normal; then the same thing happened after about 10 mins of working - it just blinked out. I couldn't put my hands on my warranty, etc infomation either, and I called Holmes - but had better luck than you. This model is not available any more (maybe this is why!) but they are sending me a replacement - similar model but not exactly the same - for free. I'd say, call back.

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I've fixed the same problem with my fan. I’m not suggesting that you use my fix, but this is what I did:

It turns out that the red wire going into the fan motor has an inline mini fuse built into it. I had to remove the motor and open it up in order to get at the mini fuse.

I guess the manufacturer really made this one with "no user serviceable parts inside" unless you are a technician or have a technician friend.

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I then cleaned and lubricated the motor's bushings. I used white lithium grease. The friction created from dry bushings is probably what caused the fuse to blow in the first place.

I reassembled the motor. The motor armature should spin freely if reassembly is correct. If not, redo.

This seems a little long, but it actually worked. The fan is once again pushing that cool breeze.

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