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10187b Seville classic tower fan rotating but blades not working. No air. Not even a noise. All the lights on the control panel working. A piece of plastic holding the blade assembly to the top of the tower has come off, but I don't see how that can impact the performance. What else can cause it?

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SOURCE: blade is loose

on the inner part of the motor [fan side] look for an external snap ring and a fiber spacer. the armature fits all the way into the rear part of the housing, the other housing goes over the motor shaft and must press against the snap ring and fiber washer.

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I don't know that I can help you in any way other than to say that you are probably right. But some times the blower wheels do come loose and spin somewhat freely on the shaft and make a similar noise. But when that happens, you will usually notice a vibrating sound right after the drum stops spinning. Because the blower wheel continues to spin for a second or two. But I have seen, popsicle sticks, jewelry, bobby pins,those plastic white things that are under the collar in shirts and all sorts of other things in those blower wheels making noise.

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Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Seville Classics MSC10166 Tower Fan

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"Most fan motors for fan over running have an internal overload. once it trips, it will not reset. it is a solid state device. it looks like a flat device or a small bullet device. if you've figured out how to take the fan apart, you could just remove the device and connect the two wires together and the fan will run. you won't have any protection on the motor however. the windings run warm, but if the bearings run dry the motor will slow down and the windings will get hot. this is the reason for the overlaod device - protection. its your call what you want to have."

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

SOURCE: Fan Blade came off - Aloha Breeze Model 12001 20" floor fan

If the fan has a metal blade set... to quote a previous post.. there should be a set screw that keeps the blade in place. it should be behind the hub, and is most likely a small allen (hex) screw that fits into a small threaded hole. If there's just a hole the screw is lost.. you could probably substitute it, by finding a short machine screw with a small head (so it doesn't mess up balance) and the same thread type and size at a hardware store. You might even be able to find an identical one at Ace hardware or the like, since they tend to stock odd little parts. Issue will be finding the right thread type (coarse, fine, etc).. if it has a plastic blade set.. it'll most likely have nothing by but a hole in the back of the hub where the motor's shaft fits into (or the blade hub is forced onto). some of them have a spring clamp around the plastic. many don't, and over time, they do fall off (even the ones with the spring clamps). just stick em back on. Usually if they're falling off regularly, the motor is running hot and either the fan is not in a good place (not enough open space around it, both the front and rear need to have some open space) or it needs oiling. Issue with the latter is, you'd have to disassemble the motor, oil it (with SAE-20, 10W30, or 3-in-One, most anything works well), reassemble it, and whack it back into alignment. though if you're willing to do this once every 2 or so years (depends on the oil you use, SAE-20 and 10W30 can last up to 5 years), or once every year for fans running 24/7 or 12/7... you can get way more life than the manufacturers expect you to get out of the things. it's messy, takes some practice, but it isn't very dangerous (long as you unplug the thing before opening it up) and it'll save you money in the long run (oil costs less than fans and motors). (and yes, I know all modern fans contain a "permanently lubricated" motor. and did you know that is bupkis? as in bovine pudding.. or horse ****.. the current generation of fan motors use the same "technologies" as the ones made over 30.. even 40 years ago. the only difference is the size per watt ratio. they required regular oiling then, and they do now. they {the manufacturers} don't want you to oil them {and manufacture the motors so it's difficult to do so} because they don't want the things lasting very long. it's one of those conspiracies that no one really cares about because 'eh, screw it, i'll buy a new fan.' meh. I just don't think like that.)

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