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Grinding of fan

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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Hi,
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.
Mac

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

  • James Coghill Oct 17, 2013

    I have seen some fan hubs unscrew counter-clockwise, but the general rule is simply that to remove, hold the blades in place and turn the hub in the same direction that the blades would turn in normal foreward operation. They are designed that way so that motor torque from normal usage, doesn't eventually work the hub loose.

  • James Coghill Oct 17, 2013

    I meant to say that I have seen some that unscrew clockwise, or rather, that depending on the model and the direction of the motor in normal foreward operation, it could go either way.

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