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.

  1. Unplug the power cord before beginning.
    • 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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  2. 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.

      • 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.

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    • 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.

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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.

    • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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