How do you fix a Whole House Fan??

Old 06-28-04, 05:01 PM
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How do you fix a Whole House Fan??

We have a whole house fan that seems to be getting power because I can here it on when I pull the switch but the blades dont spin. Can somebody please help this newbie out or send me in the right directions with some links to repair sites. Thanks ahead of time
Old 07-10-04, 11:49 AM
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You say you hear it run ??????Is it a belt thats off the fan.Or can the fan blades be lose on the motor shaft. You sure the motor runs????Need more info here and some one can help you .

Old 08-07-04, 08:03 AM
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It has to be the pull switch b/c it clicks on and off every 10 minutes now. The motor is really hot. I can't figure out how to get the part where the pull chain connects to and the 3 wires (2 black and 1 red) also comes out of connecting to the motor off.

I'm thinking the problem has to be somewhere in there b/c I pull the pully chain (on off switch) and it doesnt stop the noise that happens (like it is trying to start).

Also- it is not belt driven. The motor shaft is not turning at all. I oiled it up a little bit too and it still doesnt turn.

Thanks for any help

edited to say I like your location

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Old 08-07-04, 04:27 PM
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Safety first - cut power to this fan.

As we cannot help over such an issue, as obviously something is very wrong and you may not have the tools or skills to repair it, hire an electrician.

I'd hate to think that your home burnt down because you were trying to just save some money.

Good Luck!
Old 08-07-04, 07:34 PM
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powers cut-- and I think I'm gonna do just that. Thanks.

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