Introduction

This is a very simple guide that will help you dissasemble and replace the motor of your Holmes box fan, this process is easy and it only requires a screwdriver and a new motor to install.

  1. The first step is to make sure you unplug your fan from the outlet.
    • The first step is to make sure you unplug your fan from the outlet.

    • Make sure you also unplug the power cord from the back of the fan.

  2. Now that your fan is unplugged, lay it flat with the brand label facing upward.
    • Now that your fan is unplugged, lay it flat with the brand label facing upward.

    • Next is to remove the front cover.

    • Remove the six screws from the perimeter of the cover in order to remove the front cover.

    • Next is the back cover.

    • Flip over the fan so you have access to these six screws.

    • Remove the six screws from the perimeter of the cover in order to remove the back cover.

    • Remove these four screws in order to remove the motor and fan blades from the housing.

    • The housing should now be able to lift away from the motor and fan blade.

    • The next step is to remove the mounts that held the motor to the housing.

    • Remove these four screws to remove the mounts.

    • Now you are able to remove the motor from the fan blades.

    • Be careful, if you used your fan recently the motor may be quite hot.

    • Now you can insert your new motor and you are done!

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Where might one find a replacement motor for a older box fan

Chris Cook - Reply

Also, I would like to know where to get a replacement motor, as shown in step 4.

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