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We have the holmes air heater (fan) the instructions on the back state to unplug for ten minutes and plug back in. it has been unplugged for hours and will not re-start. I should mention that when it stopped last night, i did not know that I was to unplug it so it was plugged all night. does this make a difference.

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Hi there,
fan motor are equipted by overload protection on motor winding,
this is an auto reset once heat occured on motor this will open the circuit winding and if cool it will reset.but sometimes due limited service this will open permanently and will not function anymore, the motor will not run until you replace this.its look like a resistor with ambient temperature,adn volt rating.mostly this was located on motor winding.Check also if there is an external fuse on common line.if you found check if busted replace,if this still under warranty bring this to service center and claimyour warranty to resolved this unit.have a nice day don't forget to rate me, thank's

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