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The power is in but the blade wont move

Before, it works normally. Now, when I switch on the fan, the blade wont move, but I can hear the parts are making sounds. Sometimes it moves but with a very very slow rotation. If I rotate the blade with my hand for a few times, it works. Is there a way to make it back to normal?

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I fixed my fan this way. It's a Beauty 6" electric desk fan. I don't know how old it is or anything, but I'd guess it's at least 20 years old. It has a shaded pole motor. There were 2 clamps holding the squirrel cage rotor to the stator. The shaft of the rotor would spin in little holes in those clamps. I oiled the little holes on both sides of the shaft(while the shaft was in them) and spun it a little bit with my hands. Then, I plugged it into the wall without the fan blades on it. I figured it might add too much weight to it if I put the blades on, and the purposes was to plug it in and cause the rotor to spin so that the oil would further work its way into the little clamp thing and down the shaft. I let it spin like that for a minute or so, then I unplugged it, and put the fan blades back on. Plugged it back in, and it spun. Then, I put it all back together and plugged it in. It worked. The old 3 speed switch was broke in it. I cut the hot and neutral wires that were connected to a circuit board that was connected to the switch--which I assume this little circuit board was what controlled the 3 speeds. Took out the board, and spliced the wires together with the ones on the power cord. In other words--hot from fan to hot on power cord, neutral on fan to neutral on cord. I had a length of wire wire with a roller switch on it. So, then I cut the power cord in two, and spliced in the wire with the roller switch on it. Now, the fan operates at one speed with an on/off switch. Do you think that's acceptable? I don't mind the single speed thing. I was just wondering if the 'high' setting on it has the voltage to the motor rolled back just a bit so it's not maxing the motor out. I was just wondering if this would cause it to burn up over extended periods of use or not. As I said, the one speed is fine with me. I'm just wanting to know if I'm going to burn up the motor or not like this.

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Your best bet is to UNPLUG the fan, remove the protected cage and the cover that protects the motor and take a can of compressed air and blow out any dust that you happen to see that has built up in the fan. Then look for a bushing that is towards the front of the shaft and the rear of the shaft and place a drop of 3 in 1 oil where the bushings are located. I would place a couple drops on the front and rear shaft, spin the shaft by hand, move it back and forth, then then put it back together again and try it.
This should extend the life of your fan as long as the motor isn't burnt up, and the fan hasn't been left on for a long period of time when the blades where not moving.
Hope this helps.
Keep in mind.. a little maintenance goes a long way.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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