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Ceiling fan motor hums but the blades do not spin

I checked all the wiring and everything is hooked up and tightened, blades spin freely by hand and does not start after a push then power.

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  • bejt61 Oct 16, 2008

    The same thing and the motor gets very warm/hot

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Pranavendra
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SOURCE: 42" ceiling fan

1. Try to rotate it by free hand and see it is free machanically. If not, it ball-bearing/bush should require lubrication or replacement.(Note at this satage there should be no electric supply to fan.)
2.If it is free, rotate it fast by hand, then immediately switch it on.
a)If it continue to rotate, then there is fault in capacitor.Replace it.
b)If not, ask me.

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

ccanni1028
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SOURCE: ceiling fan power

It sounds like the fan motor has blown out. Is this an old fan? The motors do burn out every 5-10 years, depending on the brand and quality of motor.

Posted on May 01, 2008

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SOURCE: ceiling fan turns slowly

If you've had it for a few years, the bearings are probably getting bad (dry).
Always start a fan on high---then go to the speed you want, only the high speed windings will handle start-up.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: new ceiling fan . Motor has humming noise.

Return it while it is still under warranty.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: the motor wants to run but the blades are

Spray the bearings with a little WD-40

Posted on May 16, 2010

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