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When I turn on Vornado the fan blades turn slowly on all 3 speeds. The blades spins freely, no friction.

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The issue may be something called a capacitor these are little boxes with two wires coming out of them these can easily be ordered online for a fair price

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I have had the same model for almost ten years, and have had to lubricate it twice - both times when the fan stopped rotating. It's obvious that Vornado never intended the bearings to be serviced, but if you're patient, it can be done. You must remove the front louver section (press the three clips inward gently). Then firmly pull the fan toward the front, off the shaft. Then remove the four nuts on the front of the motor housing - you'll note that the bolts appear to be free-floating, but that allows re-assembly after the bearings are lubricated. When the nuts are removed, firmly pull the front of the motor housing toward you. This may require a firm pull or GENTLE prying, as the rear bearing sometimes doesn't want to let go. When you have the front portion of the housing and shaft out, hold the housing and pull the shaft out of the front bearing. Again, this may require a steady firm pull straight back. When the rotor & shaft are free, you'll need some very fine emery paper to remove the varnish that's built up on the shaft (it's unmistakable where to clean the shaft.) And I never attempt to do anything with the front and rear bearing themselves - too much work, and cleaning the shaft does the job for me. Then clean everything up carefully and lubricate the shaft where it enters the bearings (and maybe a drop in the rear bearing itself.) I use a very fine machine oil that I bought at Sears, but I think any good oil would work. Then, it's re-assembly time - shaft into front bearing, shaft into rear bearing as the motor housing is put back together (lining up the bolts), four nuts on the bolts & tighten (firmly, no gorilla), press fan back on shaft (don't force it too far on - it'll stop when it's in the right place), plug in and check, re-attach front louver (just press - the clips will snap easily into place.)

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My dog knocked off my vornado which then broke a blade off my favorite fan. I was going to use epoxy to try to get the blade to stick back on. This would not work. The fan spins to fast to use glue. I sat and thought about it for awhile and came up with a solution rather then spending 39.99. I used epoxy to get the blade where it should be and let it dry..... then took a hot nail and poked a hole through each blade close to the center of the shaft.... and then took a zip tie and connected each zip tie to each other forming a ring around the shaft. This works very good and if you need to balance out the fan just place a small zip tie on the center and clip off close to the lock. Now you can use the LOCK as a balance for the fan. GOOD LUCK

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Hello, I replaced a light fixture on my existing Emerson ceiling fan. The light worked right away but the blades didn't turn. I could hear power going to the motor so I went back into the switch cup and...

Signs of a bad capacitor in a ceiling fan include:

  • Fan runs slowly or not at all on all speeds
  • Fan will not start but will spin if started by hand
  • Certain speeds are slow or do not work
  • The motor hums and turns freely by hand but will not spin

    The capacitor is usually a black box inside the switch housing of the fan. If this box appears burnt or melted in any way, that is also the sign of a bad capacitor and it should be replaced.

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    Fan won't run at all.

    If you plug it in and turn it on, does it "humm".
    If so, it is getting power. It could be the blades are stuck on something: do they turn by hand?
    The motor could be dirty also, is the blade hard to turn?
    It can be repaired by Vornado, or you can dis-assemble the motor and clean it.

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    Does the motor spin, but the blade is not turning?
    The motor has a D shaped shaft. If the hole in the blade that the shaft goes in is rounded, then the blade will spin. In that case you need a new blade. Vornado can supply that.

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    It is the motor. Probably needs cleaning and lubrication.
    You can send it to Vornado.
    It is not hard to get apart, just draw a diagram of what color wire is what speed.
    You "could" do it yourself.

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    Motor hums but blades don't spin

    It should have something in motor block blocking the motor to turn.
    when it is OFF position ,you try to turn it by hand to see if it spins freely or not ? You may hear a sound of friction that blocks the motor. if this is the case try to find a local electrical expert to unblock the motor..
    Good luck.

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    Fan blade does not immediately spin when turned on; loud

    The motor bearings need machine (like sewing machine oil).
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    Look for an "oil hole" on top of the motor; there may be two of them.

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    Put the fan away for the winter - Now it won't start!

    Spray a little WD-30 on the shaft where it enters the motor (and at the back of the motor if the shaft is visible).  Turn it on and help it spin if needed.  It should start slowly and then speed up as the bearing heats up.  The lube is probably solidified from non-use.

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