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How to cure a noisy fan ?

I have a dimplex shb20L that has a noisy fan I have removed the fan unit but can't see where I would lubricate the spindle ends that i feel would cure the noise. Any guidance in solving this problem would be appreciated

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Hiya! These fan units are a royal pain in the neck!

What you need to do, is get to the fan unit, remove the motor from the blade (they usually have a twist and lock bracket held on by a single screw)

The motors for the blowers are just simple shaded pole motors but these often dry out due to dust, and heat over time.

The best cure is to unscrew the motor and pull the shaft and rotor off of the front and back bearings... clean the shaft thoroughly of any debris and set aside.
Then, you want some light sewing machine oil (easily obtainable in most fabric stores) and you want to drip it around the outside of each bearing so the oil absorbs into the pads around the outside of each bearing. Add a smidge of oil to the inside of each bearing too, before reassembling the motor.

Make sure the motor screws are as tight as possible, and then with a screwdriver handle or similar instrument, give the motor shaft a few taps on one side, then a few on the other (this will align the bearings correctly.
Before reattaching the motor, on the other side of the fan unit you will see a little round metal or plastic cover held in place by a rubber gromit. This is the access to the spindle bearing. Pop this cover off and replace the grease under it, add a bit of machine oil too if you like (it cant hurt) and then replace the cover.

Reassemble everything again, and test.

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SOURCE: how to repair noisy fan

Try cool it down, and give it a break (if you have used it constantly over a long time). Otherwise you could try clean it for dust, some heaters sucks alot if dust into themselves.
Last option is to get to the customer support at the store you bought it at, and tell them you're problem, they will help you gladly, and probably give you a new one if they can't fix it ;)

This generally requires greasing into the motor or bearing replacement which definitely requires a service.

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