Question about Tower Aloha Breeze Fan
My aloha breeze industirial floor fan is overheating at the motor part, and making a loud squealing noise sometimes-it has a 25 year warranty, and it is not even a year old yet, could this be a problem with the motor? Could there be dust in the motor? Does aloha breeze has a website? I can't find it. Any suggestions?
ty - Misty
I have the same problem with mine so I tore it apart to see why. It appears that instead of using a bearing where the shaft mates to the inside of the motor they just have the shaft going into a pocket of sorts. The surface area that makes contact must have a very smooth finish. Hence a bearing...if it wears out then you just replace the bearing.I do not think it is a good way to put them together because you need grease for everything to turn smooth and there is a complete lack of grease. I am going to regrease it and see if that solves the problem for now but I will not buy another one of these fans as I can see this as being an on going problem. When the grease is gone you have metal rubbing on metal causing the motor to over work it self and the shaft or where it rests will wear out causing permanent damage. I am hoping there is no permanent damage on mine. I see some wear lines but it does not appear to be anything significant. I will let you know what the conclusion is after I get into town to buy some grease.
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
Very nice fan, but internal bushings move around and shaft binds on rear mounting pocket. This causes the fan shaft to bind. I found I could get less drag when the shaft was pulled out toward the front. Went got a 1/2" of pex tubing and 3 washers. Took the motor apart put a washer on the shaft where the shaft pockets into the rear motor housing and oiled. Put motor back to together. Loosened the blade hex screw and pulled the blades off. Gave the shaft a gentle tug forward, put on a washer, slipped the pex tubing (acts like giant bushing and keeps the fan shaft in a low drag posture), put the 3rd washer on, then reattach the blades. Lubed everything with 3 in 1 oil. If this thing had wings, it woud take flight.
Posted on Jun 27, 2010
The manual says that the motor is self contained and permanently lubricated. That's a lie. I'm on my second one. The first one gave out inside a month (overheating and squeaking then finally wouldn't run at all). I took it back and got this one. After about 6 months (this is the second season of running it) it started squeaking as well and the rpm's started dropping (I've got perfect pitch so could tell by the pitch of the motor). I said to hell with it, took the front cover in the garage and shot a couple of drops of 30-weight motor oil into the motor where the shaft comes out that the fan blades attach to (do NOT put the oil anywhere else!!! ONLY THROUGH THE MIDDLE SHAFT), made sure that it got down inside the "axle", brought it back inside and it's running like new right now.
When it starts heating up/slowing down/squeaking just oil it. I'm gonna get a can of 3-in-one oil just for this purpose. I know it's a drag, but otherwise it's a kickass fan!
Posted on May 26, 2010
I dont know if i have the same model fan but, i finally figured out this thing. play with the MODE button and you will see that it works in different ways. has a timer and swinger and remote too. Instead of blowing constantly on you, it varies it's air flow. it's cool actually.
my problem is i got it from someone without a manual and i think it my need oil or grease because it makes alot of noise sometimes.
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
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