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My V-750 was packed with dust clogs throughout. I took the front grill and backside cover off, and meticulously worked with tweezers, a pick and compressed gas to clean it out. I was astounded by the huge amount and huge chunks of dust that I got of it. After cleaning the blades, grill and cover and putting the grill and cover back in place, I plugged it in, turned it on and it began making a very loud noise, like metal banging and clanging together. I thought perhaps it was ready to taxi the room and fly, so I shut it off.

I took it apart today to check for loose/broken wire in the motor or any other obvious problem. Everything looked OK, so I was able then to clean out all the dust I hadn't seen prior -- a bunch of it. I have it reassembled to the point of attaching the base to the fan.

I am puzzled as to the proper placement of the spring that sits on the base column at the top and seems to work with the niche cutout in the column. I want to make sure it is properly installed.

Can you please advise me as to do that? I appreciate any aid you can give me.

Thank you very much,

Tom (

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If the spring has a long tang and a short tang, the short tang goes under the clip that holds it down and the long tang goes between the stand and the back of the cowl. Tell me the model and I can send a pic of one assembled. Here is an image of a newer model 750 with the spring correctly installed. HOW DOES THE SPRING RESEAT FROM BASE TO FAN ON VOR - d9080401-0828-41f7-adc8-a32265f6077f.jpg


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    Bryan Lajoie Oct 29, 2016

    Thanks - just the picture/description I was searching for. Worked for a 723dc

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2017

    Indeed. I have a 280ss that I had to disassemble and I forgot how that spring went back. My shaft was tight b/c the hole was full of gunk. I had to remove the whole controller assembly, disconnect the wires, pull them through the stand and remove the motor. There I was able to remove the shaft clean the hole and apply some lubricant.


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Many Vornado models have a lifetime warranty - you just contafct them with your serial number and they check the warranty on your model and provide and return authorization label/number.
Send it back and they repair and return to your with a week or so.
Go to tehir webiste

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  • Alan Mar 12, 2011

    If the spring has a long tang and a short tang, the short tang goes under the clip that holds it down and the long tang goes between the stand and the back of the cowl. Tell me the model and I can send a pic of one assembled.
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