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Fan motor The fan is not turning. Can the fan motor be replaced? If so where do I find the part?

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I would check the main board in the base for bad solder joints first. I just fixed severl in mine.

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Fan wont turn

I have taken one apart. reassembled and the fan would not turn, although there was power to the motor and it wanted to turn.
Sorry this is long...only this is about taking the motor itself apart..and I have yet to find a replacement motor.

1. Tried a little WD 40...(only on iron motor Housing!) nothing.
2. Took apart inside of motor. some rust inside..
3. carefully rubbed clean with WD 40..
4. leaned off WD 40 with contact cleaner...
5. Then worked little bearing loose on back side.
-Kind of turned upon reassembly..
6. Found some silicone High temp lubricant and took motor inside part again.
7. a very thin coat of lubricant inside rotor.
-Re assembled yet again..began to turn at high speed, kept running..24 hrs..
- It .finally turned at silent mode. and continues to work
This may be ar beyond what you want to do, however if all else fails...what else can you do? buy another one?
1. mark rotor holders with housing. (do not reverse.)
2. make sure you remove all lint, dust, etc inside.
3. the rotor bearing I had to work by hand again and again repeatedly syringing a little WD 40 at a time to until it turned easily.

Jun 04, 2012 | Oreck XL Professional Air Purifier

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Flair living air purificaion system

here are parts for your air purifier, including the motor and other parts you may need in the future.

- just click the link

hope that helps, good luck

Jul 31, 2008 | Ecoquest Flair Air Purifier

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Pure pro fan motor

compressed air , you might try bringing it to a electric motor repair shop or a auto shop and ask real nice if they would be nice enough to give your fan a shot of air. a weed blower will work also but not even close to the job of compressed air. last resort is to take it apart totaly and use soapy water and a scrub brush. do not get the motor wet ! and oil the bearings on the motor with zoom spout oil #D01.. and you can milk your favorite fan out for many,many years .. this way is like cheating death! ... jay the pool pump motor repair guy in longwood fl

Jan 12, 2012 | Montgomery Ward Pure Pro Air Purifier

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I cleaned my Flair air purifier, The motor turns on but not the fan even after lubricating the fan shaft and giving the fan blades a little push. Any suggestions on how to get this going?

The Flair is no longer manufactured nor serviced by EcoQuest, and the company is now Vollara. If what you're hearing is the fan motor (there is no other motor associated with this machine), it might mean that either it's totally seized up, or that the oil just has not penetrated deeply enough.
1) Turn the machine over and remove the large screw in the bottom. The chassis will then slide out (I assume you've already done this in order to reach the fan shaft.)
2) Firmly pull on the fan blades near the center in order to pull them free of the shaft.
3) Turn the chassis on its back, so the fan shaft points up. Drip a small amount of lightweight oil (sewing machine, hair clipper, 3-in-1) on the shaft and turn it manually to work the oil down the shaft. Continue doing this if you feel the shaft loosening up.
4) Set the chassis upright, tilt it forward, and drip a small amount of oil on the rear opening to the fan shaft. Continue manually turning the shaft and tilting the machine to work the oil in.
5) Replace the fan blades and turn on the machine, depressing the safety switch manually, to see if the fan will begin to turn.
If it won't turn, it might mean that the fan motor is entirely seized up. You may be able to find a local small appliance repair person who could replace that motor.
Your other option is to call Vollara customer service at 800-989-2299 and ask them to explain your options. Use #16618 if you need a dealer referral number.

Feb 11, 2011 | Ecoquest Flair Air Purifier

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Can feel motor run, but fan doesn't turn and very little ozone smell-have new plate

same deal with mine. Im gonna open er up n give a look c. Im thinkin the fan motor is running but not enough 2 turn the blades. Im fixin 2 google fan motors now as a matter of fact.

Jun 09, 2010 | Ecoquest Flair Air Purifier

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I cannot adjust the fan speed. There is 1 spot on

If there is only one spot on the fan control dial that turns on the fan, it seems that the fan control pot has failed and needs to be replaced. You can call the company and order one and it should fix your problem 800 989 2299.

Jan 03, 2010 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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Fan blade barely rotates when turned on high.

there may be a problem with fan motor,but i believe your problem may be the rotory switch that controlls voltage to fan motor,to check this pull knobs off front ,then remove filter from back,there are 4 screws in bottom of case remove these,pull unit out carefully .there are 5 wires conected to unit ,two for fan 2 for on off switch,1 for ground just what wires go were,then disconnect wires from there posts,and pull unit out of box,find the two wires that go fan,snip wires that go to the circiut board leaving enough space to rewire after test get extention cord and snip off to make direct plug to fan to wall connect extention to the two wires from the fan motor and wire nut or tape so no short,pug extention cord into wall outlet if fan runs on a high rpm or max power,then your rotory switch is no good and you can install an external rotory switch on side of unit,if fan does not run any faster then your fan motor needs replaced,let me no if you need more help

Dec 03, 2009 | Ecoquest Living Air Classic Air Purifier

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Unit hums slightly but fan doesn't turn. I cleaned dust out of unit but still no results.

Shut the power off to the unit, spin the fan blade to see if it spins freely. If it doesn't spin freely, (there appears to be a little drag when you spin it),the bearings are bad, if it does spin freely, then try moving the motor shaft from side to side if there’s any play in the shaft side to side then the bearings are worn and motor needs replaced. Then, check the capacitor, if it’s bulging even slightly, the capacitor is bad and needs replaced. Most of the time people replace the capacitor if motor seems ok. If capacitor is ok, turn power on to see if the motor is getting the proper voltage, if it is and not trying to run, then the windings are probably open, the motor's bad and needs replaced.

Aug 06, 2009 | Ecoquest Flair Air Purifier

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Fan trouble with Flair

remove the retaining screw from the bottom of the unit and slide the insides out the back. use WD40 with the plastic extension tube, spray into the motor armature/stator and turn with your hand until it is free spinning then reassemble and turn on.
this is an ongoing problem with my unit because the air and all contaminents are pulled directly to the fan.

Apr 04, 2008 | Ecoquest Flair Air Purifier

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Fan is not turning on

The fan motor is probably locked up. You can either put a little oil to free it up (usually a temporary fix) or better yet replace the fan motor.

Oct 26, 2007 | Ecoquest Living Air Classic Air Purifier

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