Question about Refrigerators

1 Answer

Galaxy box fan juss stopped while plugged in still. Cleaned the dust from fan as best as possible down to its motor. Replaced the parts taken off the fan then plugged it back up only to get the same result. Not sure what to do wanted to see if any help was available Thank you for your time The fan's a Galaxy

Posted by ryanrashad on

Ad

1 Answer

NOEL

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Refrigerators Master
  • 8,546 Answers

Hi Ryan.
How to Fix a Box Fan. Box fans work by having a set of fan blades attached on the shaft of a small motor. The motors and bearings on box fans have a tendency to go bad. Here is how to fix a box fan.
Step 1 Take apart the fan by removing the screws on the front panel of your fan and lifting the blades off the hub.
Step 2 Test the switch on your box fan by setting your volt-ohm meter on RX1 and removing the common switch lead from its terminal. Insert one of the probes into the terminal. Remove the other switch leads and insert the second probe into the terminals. Test each terminal one at a time. All readings should be drawing zero ohms. If they aren't, you will have to either replace the terminals, or if you can't replace them, you will have to replace the fan.
Step 3 Service the motor on your fan by lubricating the motor using SAE 20 non-detergent oil. Apply one or two drops to each oil port. Test the motor to see if it is working.
Step 4 Spray the shaft near the motor housing with a lightweight spray lubricant, if your motor is running slowly. Lubrication usually helps.
Step 5 Replace the motor on your fan if your efforts to clean the motor do not work. You can replace the motor by unscrewing the motor parts, taking the old motor to your local electrical store, purchasing a new motor of the exact same model and installing the new motor.
Step 6 Put your box fan back together the same way you took it apart.

How to Fix Box Fan Hunker
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-rejuvenate-a-box-fan
Galaxy box fan just stopped Google Search

Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Ad

5 Related Answers

Anonymous

  • 750 Answers

SOURCE: refrigerator is out but freezer still works

Hello dan_2137
Welcome,

You said, overloaded freezer may have caused fan to go out? Is this possible? Cleaned dust from compressor and shut off to let it cool down but it is still not working

Yes It's possible. If the freezer is so packed full where the packages cover the air vents in the rear of the freezer.
The freezer and the fridge share the cold air and this is the first think we look for if the fridge is warm and the freezer cold, And the fan works nonstop rather than cycling off and on!

What is the model number and year of your fridge!
Waiting your response.
Huuum
Please remember to leave a rating!

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

Ad
bobicehouse

Robert Moller

  • 1524 Answers

SOURCE: the motor on the Kenmore refrigerator is running continuously. How do I stop it? I just cleaned out the dust from the coils underneath and replaced the kick-plate at the bottom

Modern refrigerators have an 85% run time

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

Anonymous

  • 103 Answers

SOURCE: the motor on the Kenmore refrigerator is running continuously. How do I stop it? I just cleaned out the dust from the coils underneath and replaced the kick-plate at the bottom

Hi: I've dealt with Kenmore for 30 years. Unfortunately the new model numbers don't reveal the age. I must assume it's a newer model. I'm not disputing what you said about it running all the time, but please read on. Oddly enough the new energy efficient referigators run 70 to 80% of the time. They use a smaller compressor without the big amperage start-up. The best I can describe them is that they freewheel alot. The 106......of your model number means it was built by Whirlpool. A very quite and energy efficent refrigerator. If your power bill is high get a meter from your power company, most have them. Just to double check the power consumption. Good luck Jeff

Posted on May 31, 2009

Joe Hogan

  • 10865 Answers

SOURCE: Ours kitchenaid icemaker has stopped making ice.

hello. i can assist you.
If the ice maker is producing ice poorly--making small cubes or too few cubes--you probably have a clogged water line, a defective water-inlet valve, or a defective ice maker mold thermostat that isn't cycling properly. Check these:

  • The water line that's attached to the back of the refrigerator. Make sure you have good water flow. If the flow is poor, repair, clean, or replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water.

  • The water-inlet valve. Replace it if it has failed.

  • Check the freezer temperature. If should be 8 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If the freezer is too warm, the ice maker won't cycle properly.

  • The ice maker mold thermostat. Make sure that it's cycling properly.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

Anonymous

  • 7 Answers

SOURCE: Freezer AND Fridge just QUIT!! Lights on, fan

If it is an auto defrost model check the defrost timer has not stuck.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

LG LRFC25750tt Er FF error- we already cleaned out fan. There was no ice buildup on the fan, cleaned off debris and dust. Plug it back in and it works for a few hours and then we get the error code


Hello Nicole;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

It is quite a task to get to the fan. Did you really remove the back wall and access the fan? If so good for you.

I doubt the problem is the mother board. The problem is your fan, it is starting to go. Accessing the fan is the hard part. Replacing the fan motor is the easy part.

The fan motor is about $50.00. Part number 4681JB1027H.

Nov 18, 2014 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Old emerson electric window fan, does it need oil or to be oiled, my dad has had for many years, I've been noticing a burning smell when fan runs for a long period of time


  • First think I think when I hear of a burning smell is have you cleaned out the motor housing real well lately. Lots of fuzz, dust, etc can build up in there and make that motor really work hard and start to make it want to overheat or over heat. Unplug the fan and take a tooth pic and get in the motor assembly and pull the lint etc out of there with it. Some canned air may help a bit to once things are loosened up.
  • As for lubricating the fan you won't oil it. The motor spins the fan so there is nothing to lubricate. When the motor goes the the fan stops so the best thing you can do is strip that fan the best you can and wash and dry the parts real good and clean the motor housing out real well to let that motor breath as much as possible.
  • When a fan motor gets old and is worked real hard it can get hot by default and things will smell hot. If the fan has already been cleaned real well the best thing you can do is give it a break more frequently or look into a replacement motor.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

Jul 14, 2011 | Emerson Dryers

1 Answer

I have QS3 series range hood. Fans are not working though lights are okay. When I click the fan buttons it does turn green, with clicking sound however fan doesn't turn on. Please advice


Hi,
Sometimes they can be cleaned and oiled and they will work again...
Cleaning the grease and dust with out ruining the motor is the tricky part...
Take the unit apart as much as possible...spray down the fan part with a degreaser or strong cleaner...let it soak and they spray it down with water to rinse it off...
Then work a few drops of light motor oil into the motor by proping up the fan so that the oil will run down the shaft and into the motor...

then get it running smoothly by working it by hand...

Put it all back together and it should work again...

heatman101


.........

Jan 15, 2011 | Broan-NuTone Allure III QS330SS Kitchen...

1 Answer

The unit is about 2 years old and today it just stopped working. I've checked the breaker panel and that was not the problem. Is there a fuse or an iternal rest button in the unit?


Hi,
No fuse or internal reset.... the motor bearing just get dry and need oil...

Sometimes they can be cleaned and oiled and they will work again...
Cleaning the grease and dust with out ruining the motor is the tricky part...
Take the unit apart as much as possible...spray down the fan part with a degreaser or strong cleaner...let it soak and they spray it down with water to rinse it off...
Then work a few drops of light motor oil into the motor by proping up the fan so that the oil will run down the shaft and into the motor...

then get it running smoothly by working it by hand...

Put it all back together and it should work again...

heatman101

Jan 14, 2011 | Broan-NuTone 614804 Kitchen Hood

1 Answer

Model 41.000-L range hood. Fan is getting electricity (very soft hum), but fan won't turn. Must it be replaced, or can it be cleaned, or ????


Hi,
Sometimes they can be cleaned and oiled and they will work again...
Cleaning the grease and dust with out ruining the motor is the tricky part...
Take the unit apart as much as possible...spray down the fan part with a degreaser or strong cleaner...let it soak and they spray it down with water to rinse it off...
Then work a few drops of light motor oil into the motor by proping up the fan so that the oil will run down the shaft and into the motor...

then get it running smoothly by working it by hand...

Put it all back together and it should work again...

heatman101

Jan 13, 2011 | Broan-NuTone Kitchen Ranges

1 Answer

Need to oil Hunter Ceiling fan, Tyep G model 25539. Cannot find the place to insert oil. THANKS!!


There are only two places to lubricate a ceiling fan, the top and bottom of the armature that goes through the center of the motor. The blades in turn hook to this and rotate with it. The top of the armature, closest to the ceiling, is probably a little difficult to get at. The bottom of the armature is probably easier to get at. To do a complete job of lubricating both ends, the fan must be taken apart and cleaned of old lubricant which is then replaced with new. However, I have found that using a can of WD40 with the red extension nozzle is the best way to do it without taking the fan apart. Spray some WD40 at the lowest part of the armature supported by the motor housing. WD40 is better than oil because it penetrates better and it is less likely to cause a build up of dust and dirt that would cling to the oil.

Oct 13, 2010 | Hunter Dryers

2 Answers

A couple months ago, I had a Lasko box fan that shorted out. It had been rattling for months, and toward the end it became a lot quieter. The fan was old. There was a weird smell and I saw a spark inside...


Howdy,

If your fan is older, it may require oiling. On the motor you should see a hump, or a hole in the center of the housing, and then a small hole on the top side of the center of the housing. Inside is a wicking material which holds oil. When this dries out, you will notice the fan stops quicker and may take a while to get up to speed when you start it cold. Here's a video from a friend of mine on how to oil a fan. Yours should be similar to this.

Sep 23, 2010 | Lasko 2 Pack of 3733 3SPD 20 BOX FAN

2 Answers

Why does a table fan slow down after some time?


Revolving blades in table fans pushes out air towards the front by creating a vacuum at the back of the induction motor. Other than providing air flow, the gush of air also cools the motor. Over time, esp if used in a polluted surrounding, dust collects inside the motor and causes friction in the shaft. If left for a prolonged period, this friction causes heat eventually drying up the lubrication, causing breakdown in the motor amature windings and also a leaky starting capacitor, thus slowing down rotation and also a complete failure.

2. Fans must be regularly taken apart, cleaned and lubricated. It is fairly easy if you are willing to learn. My India made Usha brand table fan is 48 years old and is still running smooth - just changed the start capacitor last year and my National ceiling fans are more than 35 years old.

3. In fact all moving parts in any equipment must be periodically taken apart, cleaned free of dust and grime and freshly lubricated. It will outrun your lifetime and serve the next few generations.

Best Regards,

Mahathev of Malaysia

May 29, 2010 | Cfm 802 Ecofan Table

1 Answer

The motor on the Kenmore refrigerator is running continuously. How do I stop it? I just cleaned out the dust from the coils underneath and replaced the kick-plate at the bottom


Hi: I've dealt with Kenmore for 30 years. Unfortunately the new model numbers don't reveal the age. I must assume it's a newer model. I'm not disputing what you said about it running all the time, but please read on. Oddly enough the new energy efficient referigators run 70 to 80% of the time. They use a smaller compressor without the big amperage start-up. The best I can describe them is that they freewheel alot. The 106......of your model number means it was built by Whirlpool. A very quite and energy efficent refrigerator. If your power bill is high get a meter from your power company, most have them. Just to double check the power consumption. Good luck Jeff

May 27, 2009 | Kenmore 20.6 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

2 Answers

P4VP MX Mother mother turns on but shuts down after few seconds


If you have replaced the power supply, the motherboard is the next possibility. Try disconnecting the power plugs from everything except the hard drive your operating system is on to make sure that they aren't causing the problem (possible but unlikely). Then restart the computer. If it continues to shut off you'll need to replace the motherboard.

Dec 14, 2008 | ASUS P4VP-MX Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

73 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4656 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18402 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...