Introduction

This fix will restore your fan's original power and quiet operation. This fix does not require new parts, but does require a #1 Phillips head screwdriver, an 8mm wrench or socket, and a medium or low viscosity lubricant.

Parts

No parts required.

Unplug the power cord before beginning. Loosen the 4 phillips screws around the rim and remove the front of the cage
  • Unplug the power cord before beginning.

  • Loosen the 4 phillips screws around the rim and remove the front of the cage

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Remove the fan blade by loosening the screw on the shaft while pulling up.
  • Remove the fan blade by loosening the screw on the shaft while pulling up.

    • The screw does not need to be fully removed before the blade will slide free.

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Remove the  wiring cover located above the fan motor.
  • Remove the wiring cover located above the fan motor.

    • There are 2 more screws holding the back mounting plate and cage together. They will be removed in a later step

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Remove the motor from the mounting plate  by loosing the 2 smaller screws on the front.
  • Remove the motor from the mounting plate by loosing the 2 smaller screws on the front.

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Remove the final 2 screws holding the mounting plate to the cage.
  • Remove the final 2 screws holding the mounting plate to the cage.

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Carefully  pass the motor through the opening at the back of the cage.
  • Carefully pass the motor through the opening at the back of the cage.

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Using an 8mm wrench and phillips screwdriver, remove the magnet mounts from the body of the motor. The magnet will slide out of  the motor . Inspect the magnet and motor for anything that may cause a hang-up.
  • Using an 8mm wrench and phillips screwdriver, remove the magnet mounts from the body of the motor.

  • The magnet will slide out of the motor . Inspect the magnet and motor for anything that may cause a hang-up.

  • Do not over-tighten the magnet mounts during reassembly. Over-tightening may cause the motor to bind.

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Clean and lubricate the magnet shaft and mounting brackets Any medium or low  viscosity lubricant will do.
  • Clean and lubricate the magnet shaft and mounting brackets

    • Any medium or low viscosity lubricant will do.

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Conclusion

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

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