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Well, we loved our fan for a couple years, then it seemed to be starting slower and slower. Finally it wouldn't switch on at all. My husband found that spinning the blades, kinda "getting them going" like you would a propeller made it go, but then that worked less and less often and we're bummed and hot. :( Any suggestions how to make our fan "go" again???

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Hi this is a very common problem with fans, now what has happened is that over time dust has got into the part that the fan blades spin on and this has dried up the grease that prevents the fan from stopping like it has done, using it like this will cause it to over heat and this will then cause the motor to short out and stop working all together.

now if it hasnt all ready shorted out then their is one thing you can try, make sure its not plugged in then you need to remove the cover that stops you touching the fan once this is removed you will be able to see how the fan comes off its drive, you need to take the fan off and give the part its spins on a good clean then get some grease or vaseline and give it a coating with this then put it back together this should then make your fan work unless the motor has all ready over heated.

you need to grease all the moving parts and then this will get the fan working again dont try switching it on whilst you have it in pieces make sure you put it all back together before switching it on, also check the fuse in the plug as this will blow if it has over heated.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

Posted on Aug 23, 2010


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