Hello, I was taking apart my Holmes HASF1516 fan to clean it and now when I put it back together the fan hits the back of the back casing. I noticed that one of the screws behind the blades is loose and I'm not how to remove the actual plastic blades so I can get to that screw to tighten it. Please help! Thanks Marc
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There should be a black round nut in front of the blades in the very center. It will have ribs on it so you can grab it. Turn it Counter clockwise, and it should unscrew.
Then you can remove the blade assembly and get to the back cage to tighen the screws. This should take care of the problem. Re assemble in reverse order. Let me know if you have any more questions or if this doesnt work. Good luck.
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This may be a duplicate post but here's my advice. Do a little disassembly to get to the "guts" of the fan. It is not uncommon for the speed control switch to break in such a way as to not allow the circuit to be completed. You may have to actually remove the switch and inspect it to be sure of this. I've had trouble finding replacement switches so I have put them back together with superglue. If this is your problem and you choose to use this solution just be sure all the switch parts get put back where they belong. If this is not your problem, break out the ohm meter and start checking your connections. Hope this helps
Flip open the latches around the cage to open that part up. Once open, turn the knob in the middle of the blade to the right. Normally iyou turn it left, but on this ne you turn right. That enables yo to remove the blade. Behind the blade is a rather large plastic nut, which you turn to remove and that takes the back part of the screen off. Use your vacuum to vacuum out the dust from the motor, the cages, and the fan blade. After that use a mild soap and water solution to wipe off the rest. I found it very helpful if you use a thick wet hand towel to clean the wire cage. It cleans it very well! Then just put it all back together again and your fan will look brand new.
Firstly please make sure that you connecting wire in not cut at any where and connection is good. If your connection is ok then also it doesn't rotates then might be your coil has been burned and you need to replace its wiring and check the starter
First, make sure the fan is unplugged. Second, remove the front fan guard. Then to remove the blade you have to loosen the dome like nut nut at the center of the fan. This is a left handed thread so you will need to turn it the opposite direction (clockwise) of a regular nut in order to loosen it.
This will take some work, and some elbow grease, but what happened is the motor bushings most likely seized. Try turning the blades with your hand. If they are stiff, the bushings are seized. What you will have to do is take the fan apart. First by removing the blades, then by taking the motor off of the frame. Then depending on the type of bolts/ screws that hold the motor together, remove them. Then split the motor apart by taking a flat blade screwdriver and sliping it between the two pieces of the motor and turning it so they slip apart. then once the motor is apart, shine up and clean the motor's shaft so it is clcan and shiny. then do the same for the bushing/ beringholes in the motor's casing. then drip some oil in the berings, and on the motor shaft, and put the motor back together. then put it back on the frame, and plug the fan in. turn it on. the shaft should just spin without any help. if this does spin, put the blades back on, and put the guard back on. Then you sucessfully rebuilt the motor and the fan!
No there is no way to lubricate the new cheap fans internally...they are made to run for a bit and then be thrown out...
I have found that by using a thin oil like WD-40 and then positioning the motor so that it runs back the shaft into the motor you can get it to work into the motor. I usually use WD-40 and then follow with a light motor or sewing machine oil. This seems to give a longer solution...
The fan guard will split into two pieces... At the center or the large diameter of the guard there are small tabs on the inside that hold the two pieces together. To reach them and release them you will need a small long screw driver or other pointy object. Carefully one by one release the tabs to split the front part of the guard off.