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Fan wont work

Except for the fan not running (no apparent cause) remote is working ,blue lights come on for different functions but fan wouldnt. Can you help? kindly respond

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    nothing. It does not work. same problem as person above

  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    Greetings, I have a Sharper Image Spire fan model S1868. The fan runs when the power button is pushed, but it stops running when you push the rotate button. It will rotate one direction, start cycling back and stop when it reaches to turn back like it was hitting an end stop switch or something. The 2 trip switches on the covers work ok. I removed the main retaining nut on the rotation assy and checked for any rubbed wires or unusual wear. Nothing seems out of place. Any help would be appreciated! DM

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    same issue as the others ... the warranty on this fan is only 90 days


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I have the same problem, warranty on this fan is only 90 days...

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