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Noisy B&D Ceramic Heater

I have a Black and Decker BDCH100 series ceramic heater that I purchased a couple of years ago but it's been rarely used. I turned it on this winter and found that it's very noisy. According to the User Manual, the heater is permanently lubricated and there doesn't seem to be a way to add lubrication. Are these heaters noisy by design or do I have a problem here? Many thanks in advance.

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Unit uses a sealed "muffin" fan.  you could check out grainger supply for a replacement fan.

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