Repair Honeywell Fan?

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Old 10-11-20, 12:00 PM
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Repair Honeywell Fan?

Hi I have a malfunctioning Honeywell fan (this guy). Every time I plug it into the wall socket it shorts out and blows the fuse in the plug. I can see a spark jump when I plug it in. I was hoping to repair it by replacing the plug if that's what's wrong in the first place. I have attached a picture of the plug. Is it feasible to repair and to do so without fire hazard from the repair? Thanks!​

 

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Welcome to the forums.

You could certainly replace the plug but it doesn't look like there is a problem there.
It could be at the plug, where the cable goes into the fan or inside the fan itself.
 
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Thanks PJmax. Is the only way to figure out by fooling around with a voltimeter?
 
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I mean multimeter... Also where can I find a guide to replacing/repairing the plug?
 
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There are many videos on replacing a plug. plug replacement video

I'm not sure if you can buy the fused type plugs. It will take a little searching around.
Using a meter will help you locate a short without applying power and blowing fuses.
 
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The plug can certainly be replaced but it's simple as a rock so there is very little that can go wrong with it. My bet is it's up at the motor where parts move and can short out. Then the question becomes what skills, tools and materials do you have for repairing a electric motor? And, how much labor and/or money are you willing to spend fixing a $12 fan?
 
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Thanks guys.
@PilotDane My dad and I are pretty good at DIY and I'm a computer technician (it's just legos when dealing with hardware). If it's a simple fix I'd of course go ahead and fix it to prevent a perfectly good fan from going to landfill.
 
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Does the fan turn freely by hand?
 
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