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Has a burning smell

I lost the manuel. the fan has a burning smell. it is less than a year old
should I throw it out? or can it be fixed.

Thanks for your help

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  • 4311101 Aug 16, 2008

    Thanks I will search online for the manuel

  • july23 Sep 20, 2008

    Dis-assembled the fan and the resistor R1 was getting hot showing some burn mark on the pc board. Control unit works but motor fan will not run. just went off by itself one day.



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That depends on what's burning! Unplug it and search online for the manual for that thing, or call Bionaire's help line once you look that up.

If you can safely do it, and are unworried about warrantee conditions, open it out and find out what was burning and what caused it to burn; for example, note the scorchy motor and/or control components and remove the cat toy out of the fan blade. At this point you get to observe and perhaps test whether the motor (or transformer, etc.) was burnt to ruin or can still run with care and reassembly.

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