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Fan problem When I turn on the projector, the motor runs and the lamp turns on, but the fan does not spin/blow. Any suggestions?

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Re: fan problem

Kind of late response but it sounds like the belt has broken or stretched and slipped off. They are hard to find but there are some around.

if it's a very old model, the grease in the fan shaft cap and on the shaft itself, as well as inside the fan centre, may have hardened up. Remove the bottom cover, carefully remove the fan cover/fan cap/c-clip under the cap, spring (note the direction of the top of the spring)/triangular plastic bushing. if the bushing is cracked or cracks when you handle it, it will still work if you reassemble all pieces.

Now clean all greased surfaces and and put a thin but even coat of SUPER LUBE-TEFLON GREASE . It may be sold under different names-it comes in a 3 oz tube, silver grey, and the grease is whitish-clear. Fill the fan cap with it when reassembling. Also put a large dab on the end of the fan that sits (when the projector is upside down) on the "bottom" of the projector. You can usually find Super-lube at any industrial supply store.

Besure to make sure there are no pinched wires when you reassemble the projector.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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