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Fan is making alot of noise

I removed the fan and cleaned it, oiled it a bit. It is still loud. I would like to replace it. Where do I find parts ?

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  • jandaking May 04, 2009

    I have the same issue. My fan got loud enough as the bearings go bad that I've unplugged it. I called Humax tech support, and they recommended It looks like they sell a replacement fan for our units for 19.00. Make sure you look at the compatibility chart on the right, match up the drt400. If I remember right, the part comes up as some kind of raised housing unit.


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See my "I have the same problem" response. It sounds like the bearings going bad on both yours and mine, and per Humax is the best source for a replacement fan. I tried local stores, including Frys, but noone sells that size fan (it's somewhere between 60 & 80mm in size). Once the bearings on a fan start going, as far as I know the only thing that really works is replacement...

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Check if there is a part number on the fan unit then google it.

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