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Motor problem I have an older vornado fan that i still love, but it has recently started making noise while in use. i disassembled the unit and it seems like the spinner portion is rubbing on the housing. does the unit just need some new grease or lubricant to fix the problem?

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  • phong21 Aug 05, 2008

    J,



    Thanks for taking the time to respond with a fix. After posting this I actually could not wait and convinced myself the fan just needed some lubrication. I stopped at walmart for a $1.25 tube of general grease, went home and greased up the spinner plate. It works good as new now. These things really last!

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Hi,

I wrote to a person earlier about oiling one, now Im thinking she may be having the same problem you have, I will paste that info at the bottom, but sounds like your fan blade assembly has come loose and/or worked its way back down to the motor, study the fan blade assembly and look for an allen bolt or ring holding the assembly to the shaft, remove the ring or loosen the allen bolt , adjust the fan blade assembly so it doesent bind, oil the motor with regular 10w40 motor oil and dust the fan, these are good little fans and that company has been making those since the40's, also sending user guide link.
http://www.vornado.com/manuals/allcirc.pdf

J

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    Jude Meredith Aug 05, 2008

    hi,

    you can try and oil it, unplug it and begin taking it apart, your destination is the fan motor, dust around the motor and I would recommend using regular automotive 10w30 motor oil on that motor, put some in a small bowl and use a small baster or equivalent and oil around both ends of the motor shaft(where it protrudes from the motor) behind the fan blades and behind it, look closely with a flashlight where the motor attatches to the back guard. try get some oil in there and within the motor housing to the inner bearing areas if possible. My guess is that its sealed from the factory, but you can try, those fans are the best on the market and have a long warranty, heres a link to the manual
    http://www.vornado.com/manuals/allcirc.p...

    J

  • Jude Meredith
    Jude Meredith Aug 05, 2008

    hi,



    you may have to shim the motor shaft with a piece of tape or eqiuivalent, then reset if the fan assembly, it may be worn down or has lost its adhesion at the compression fitting there, maybe a shot of super glue, or even better JB WELD it



    J

  • Jude Meredith
    Jude Meredith Aug 05, 2008

    hi again,



    the motor has two bearings, make sure and get the back bearing as well as the front one.



    J

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