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Motor seized Plugged in fan and turned on switch and got 3 sizzling sounds and no action from the motor to turn the blades. Can I order a replacement motor for this fan U2-1487-203? If so what is the cost? Again, the motor sent out sparks and then nothing.

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    First the low and medium switch failed to turn on the fan. Then it would only run on High Speed. Now the switch failed altogether after some sparks flew. We immediately unplugged the fan. I have not been able to locate any information on this product for replacement parts. Still a good looking fan after 6 years; however, it will have to be thrown out.

  • tccoupe May 26, 2008

    Same problem: Switched on and smoked. How do we get Patton to replace or sell us a new motor?

  • ed_derocher Jul 04, 2008

    Where can I order a replacement motor for the patton U2-1487 circulation fan?

  • ldweidner57 Oct 20, 2008

    motor sparked and then smoked. need motor and switch.


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I just want to know if I can purchase a NEW motor and what the cost is?

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

Me too, i called patton directly, she told me the fan has a ten year warrantee and they can send a new motor.

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