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Motor stopped My fan used to start very slowly, when I turned it on the bladeswould be moving ever so slightly, but the fan was making its loudest noise, than after about 5 mins it would go full-speed.  Now it never kicks over.  Is the motor burned out??  Is it worth repairing?

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  • 6962lacey Sep 08, 2008

    I have an aloha breeze high velocity fan. When first plugged in the blades are very slow to start. after a few minutes it will start working as it should. Should I grease or clean the fan?

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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.pdf

J

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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  • Jude Meredith
    Jude Meredith Aug 05, 2008

    hi,



    looking at other posts, I think you might also have another problem, check to see if the blade assembly has come loose and is rubbing against the motor, the blade assembly may be held on with a small setscrew allen bolt, or snap ring which must be loosed up to reset the fan blades, once you get that loosened , reset the blade so it doesent bind in either direction, and retighten or reset the snap ring.



    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,'



    make sure to oil both ends of the motor, it has two bearings,



    J

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