I have a lakewood floor fan, it use to work normal then I would have to give it a minute to warm up before the blades will spin, now its to the point that it doesn;t even do that.I took a look at it and it seems like there's some type of transformer or converter box attached to it but it don't know whether or not to replace it. what shall I do?
Can the blades spin by hand? If they can't put some drops of 3-in-1 oil(blue can) in wher the shaft enters through the front and back. If it hums but the blades spin freely, get a new capacitor the same as that one with the same wattage as the old one and buy some crimp conecters and attach the new capacitor.
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Another solution if the above does not work. You could make a couple of feet from some wood as well.
try cleaning it and put oil especially at the base of the shaft.then try wiggling the shaft for bushing tolerance.if you feel the shaft wiggles to wide, then you'll need to replace the bushing and the shaft.but before anything else check the thermal fuse.it is found on the motor itself or try to borrow a tester with resistance measurement to check for continuity of the winding by connecting the probes with the plug, one each terminal.then turn the fan on.the pointer should move if its ok, unless burn out.if not.then the thermal fuse blow-out.
Is this the speed switch itself? These multi-speed fans have 4 or 5 wires which come from the motor which go into the speed select switch. The wiring may have the ends stripped, and this stripped end just pushes into the hole on the switch, and a little metal piece grips that stripped end.
Anyway, one possibility is to contact the manufacturer- look on their website or give them a call, see if a tech can give that info. Another poss. is to locate an identical fan and note the wiring locations on it. You can also experiment trial and error, though caution needs to be exercised here.
As the box fan is a simple electronic, I would take the fan apart and check the solder points. If one has broken loose or is cracked, simply re-solder the point. Test it and try again.
Another suggestion would be to go to your local hardware store and find some appropriate L-brackets to secure the fan to the sill while still maintaining the ability to remove it and close the window. A little human ingenuity can probably outsmart a cat. ;)