The fan won't turn on at all.
Turn the fan to the on position and feel the motor casing. Is there any vibration at all? If not, refer to your operating manual to see if there's a fuse that can be replaced. Spare fuses are sometimes attached to the cord. Also try slightly spreading the 2 prongs that conduct electricity through the wall socket for good contact.
If you DO feel vibrating, try a maintenence cleaning and lubrication with either Graphite powder, 3 in 1 machine oil or WD40. I will take you through the steps:
1) unplug the fan
2) there will either be flip releases or notches to slightly pry loose the protective fan SCREEN blade housing. Pop this off and clean + dry it, set aside.
3) With fan blaeds exposed, look at the very center of the blades. There will be a large plastic nut that turns counter closkwise to release the fan blades. Do this, clean blades with warm soapy water. Rinse, dry and set aside.
Behind this will be another large plastic nut that releases the back side of the blade housing. This nut should turn closkwise this time. Again, clean, dry and set aside.
4) You should be down to the motor, stand and fan motor stem. Check for residue build up and clean with a Qtip. You can still remove the housing face and clean behind this if necessary. There will be several screws holding this on. Wiggle apart.
5) Lay fan on its back with the fan motor stem facing up toward the ceiling.
6) At the base of the stem, one small tap of one lubricant of your choise. No more than one quick shot WD40 or 2 drops 3 in 1 machine oil.
7) By hand, gently turn the motor stem closkwise to disburse lubricant. Wipe off any excess with a tissue.
Follow the reverse steps to reassemble. If you had latches on the face, line up the notches or the name on the face to be level at allignment. If you had to pry the face off with a flat blade screw driver, again line up the screen guard (face) and pop/squeaze it back together.
This maintence should be done twice per year to assure a long life! They are made to come apart for maintence so don't be afraid. Take pictures as you go for easy referrance. It relieves you of the tension of remembering what went where! Hope this was helpful!
Sep 22, 2011 |
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