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Rainmate is not working, is there a warranty on it


Try to lubricate the fan bearings/bushings, it should help. If this does not help, check the repair price, or buy a new one

Mar 21, 2013 | Rainbow Rainmate Air Purifier

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Fan wont turn


I have taken one apart. reassembled and the fan would not turn, although there was power to the motor and it wanted to turn.
Sorry this is long...only this is about taking the motor itself apart..and I have yet to find a replacement motor.

1. Tried a little WD 40...(only on iron motor Housing!) nothing.
2. Took apart inside of motor. some rust inside..
3. carefully rubbed clean with WD 40..
4. leaned off WD 40 with contact cleaner...
5. Then worked little bearing loose on back side.
-Kind of turned upon reassembly..
6. Found some silicone High temp lubricant and took motor inside part again.
7. a very thin coat of lubricant inside rotor.
-Re assembled yet again..began to turn at high speed, kept running..24 hrs..
- It .finally turned at silent mode. and continues to work
This may be ar beyond what you want to do, however if all else fails...what else can you do? buy another one?
Tips:
1. mark rotor holders with housing. (do not reverse.)
2. make sure you remove all lint, dust, etc inside.
3. the rotor bearing I had to work by hand again and again repeatedly syringing a little WD 40 at a time to until it turned easily.

Jun 04, 2012 | Oreck XL Professional Air Purifier

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My Honeywell just died,i.e. quit working. Is it worth rebuilding?


No buy a new one humidifiers are very cheap and disposable.

Aug 19, 2011 | Honeywell 50150 Air Purifier

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Fan motor making noise. Can I get a replacement fan?


If the "noise" is a fluttering sound (like fan blades are engaging housing or other internal structure), you need to trace this and clean or adjust it internally so it doesn't hit stuff. Cleaning it periodically (monthly) should be a given.

If the fan motor itself is grinding/losing a bearing, you will need to replace the motor. Note that there are different models/configurations for various models, you need the right one. I used to buy mine direct from EcoQuest, but they've changed owners in the last year, don't know if they still sell them as parts.

I think you can find motors on the Web, but you'll pay a premium price for single units, better to buy a used purifier off eBay/craigslist or find one at a garage sale, and cannibalize it.

I think I have one fan motor left in-stock (new); I can check to see if it's the right version if you want. I'd want $30 for it, plus shipping - you can likely do better than that if you're willing to hunt.

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Dec 02, 2009 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

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Hi my old Honeywell 13520 has acquired a periodic squeal. I am sure it is a motor issue. Any way to tune up these little motors? (Brushes, etc..)


Usually if the motor is squealing, the bearings are dry no lubrication and worn. If you have oil ports you can oil it and quiet it down for a while. Most motors now have self lubricated or oil impregnated bearings, which you can't lubricate. It costs as much for somebody to replace the bearings, as it does for a new motor. Most people replace the motor.

Nov 17, 2009 | Honeywell Enviracaire 13520 Air Purifier

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The fridge fan is whining


The bearings in the fan motor are probably going bad. A new motor will solve the problem.

Nov 08, 2009 | Air Purifiers

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I have an Oreck air purifier model (air 4000). The power light is on but the fan will not turn unless I put it on high speed and manually push the fan to give it a jump start for it to start running but...


I tried that solution and it did not work due to the worn bushing. I went on line to CSH incorporated and ordered #534 Open Ventilation Fan & Blower Duty motor. The motor is a ball bearing motor rather than bushing, and is an exact replacement for the Fasco motor on the original. The repair is easy and a cheap repair at cost of about $67 dollars for the motor plus shipping. The unit now works great again.
Robert

Oct 30, 2009 | Oreck Console Air Purifier

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Unit hums slightly but fan doesn't turn. I cleaned dust out of unit but still no results.


Shut the power off to the unit, spin the fan blade to see if it spins freely. If it doesn't spin freely, (there appears to be a little drag when you spin it),the bearings are bad, if it does spin freely, then try moving the motor shaft from side to side if there’s any play in the shaft side to side then the bearings are worn and motor needs replaced. Then, check the capacitor, if it’s bulging even slightly, the capacitor is bad and needs replaced. Most of the time people replace the capacitor if motor seems ok. If capacitor is ok, turn power on to see if the motor is getting the proper voltage, if it is and not trying to run, then the windings are probably open, the motor's bad and needs replaced.

Aug 06, 2009 | Ecoquest Flair Air Purifier

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Oreck XL air purifier motor failure


My Orek was making such a bad noise that my wife was going to sell it at a garage sale, I'm glad she didn't. It takes about 20 minutes to fix. All you need is a phillips screw driver, can of compressed air (or air compressor) and a can of silicone spray.
Pull out the filters and turn the unit upside down. Using a phillips screw driver unscrew the 9 screws holding the bottom to the top. remove the bottom. Use care as to not damage the fan. The fan will stay attached to the motor , pull on it and use a good cleaner like 409, Simple Green or a similar product. Wash clean and dry. Next get out your air compressor and clean everywhere, see the silver bearing holders on the side of the motor? Get out your can of silicone spray and give a good squirt on both bearing (close to the shaft. also spin the motor with your hands. See the large thing attached to the shaft? Those are the windings. See the metal housing the winding spin close to? Spray the silicon in there, a good amount. Make sure you didn't get any silicone on the end of the motor shaft where the fan sits on. If you did get some nail polish remover or acetone and wipe clean a few times. Then reassemble.
My Orek was horribly noisy, now it's quiet. My wife says is beeter than new.....

Nov 12, 2008 | Oreck (AIRCOM1WOI) Air Purifier

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Fans not working


Yeah, I had this happen to one of mine, the motor bearing siezed. Even though mine had run out of warranty and I kludged a fix for it Oreck replaced it anyways after inspecting the unit.

Temporary kludges that worked: light machine oil on the motor bearing, flipping the motor over internally, turning the unit on its edge so that it rides on a 'fresh' part of the bearing, running the unit on 'high' while I was out of the house.

Apr 27, 2008 | Oreck XL Professional Air Purifier

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