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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. Make sure you also unplug the power cord from the back of the fan. Make sure you also unplug the power cord from the back of the fan.
    • 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. Next is to remove the front cover.
    • 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.

  3. Next is the back cover. Flip over the fan so you have access to these six screws.
    • 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.

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

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

  6. The next step is to remove the mounts that held the motor to the housing. Remove these four screws to remove the mounts. Remove these four screws to remove the mounts.
    • The next step is to remove the mounts that held the motor to the housing.

    • Remove these four screws to remove the mounts.

  7. 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 are able to remove the motor from the fan blades.

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

  8. Now you can insert your new motor and you are done!
    • 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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3 Comments

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.

Vince Doriean - Reply

Great guide! Upon reassembling, I noticed that the center of the propeller touches the front grill where it says Holmes. Anyone know if they rub on each other by design?

Zeev - Reply

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