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Hampton Bay 36" Fan Hums but won't turn

My fan will hum when turned on, but won't turn. I removed the blades to clean them and the motor turns just fine. Usually this fan is on 24/7. What can I do?

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Re: Hampton Bay 36" Fan Hums but won't turn

The motor has gotten tired now after being on 24/7. With the blades off, it would turn easily but the weight of the blades strain the motor. You could check that there is proper 110 volt current to the motor because anything less will cause that problem too. You can also help the fan start by spinning the blades while it is on. Short of these suggestions, it is time for a new fan.

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