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I have a Nautilus N576-B fan that we replaced the motor in, now it has developed a loud rattle sound with the squirel cage rattling against the shroud. We have tried realignment, rubber damper, etc. to no avail. Any suggestions. What fan would take the same size rough in...

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Nautilus is a good brand, my favorite.

Take it all back down and clean it. Check ALL MOUNTING SURFACES, including the mounting of the mounting surfaces. Holding the fan in your hand securely, plug it in. Do you feel any undue vibration?

Do you still have the old motor? You replaced it because it was dirty or not running? You can clean it using electronics spray cleaner available from auto parts supply or electronics supply place or advertiser. Lubricate with light oil if you want. Test it in the samy way as I suggested above.

Reassemble the device using all the rubber the manufacturer provided and/or suggested and try again. Securely tighten all the fasteners.

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