Fan not working
Hi, I know you would know this, but I have to say this anyway. Make sure there is power to fan,...ok, I said it,LOL. Honeywell have top of the line products as I use controls by Honeywell through out my H.V.A.C.-R business. Does it try to start at all? If it does have some movement, or you can hear any sound at all at the enclosed motor on this fan, the motor is on its way out, or has already failed. It is possible the switch its self is at fault, but if it trys to do anything at all then power is getting through this control to the motor. Put you're hand on back of motor when turning it on and should be able to feel it being energized. It does sound as though you have a bad or open winding on this motor. It would be fair to say that the expense of changing out this motor, or even if the switch was faulty, it would be cheaper for you to replace this unit. If you want to keep it, and are inclined to take an electrical meter and check the switch, I can tell you what to do? Kill power to fan. See how switch is installed, should have 3-speeds. You would more then likely have to dissasemble the entire unit to get to the wiring on the fan switch. If you can do this, the power coming into the switch you will know by following the cord wires to switch. Black and white wires and maybe a ground. With a meter, check on each wire coming in from cord right where they 1st connect to switch, across the blk and wht. You will have 120 volts. There will be several colored wires as it is a 3- speed switch.Find one of the wires that go directly to the motor, except ground.With the switch on, touch any one of the wires that go to motor and touch the other lead to the ground wire. If the switch is good, you will have 120 volts going through one of the motor wires and ground. This will tell you the motor is bad. Be careful if you do make this test, as you can get shocked if you ground yourself out.I don't want to scare you, just use caution. Please keep me posted on what you have found.
PS, I am positive the motor has failed you:(
Dec 17, 2009 |
Honeywell HFS641P Stand (Pedestal) Fan