DIY - Repair Your Table Fan

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Willie Peck: I do that when my fans break. It's usually dirt in the bearing an cleaning it works. 

thunderscratch66: worked for me, i just saved 65000 rubly gorlons! thanks!

m007: First time i repaired my fan. Wow feels great !! thank you for this video :D

Lau Bjerno: "Dont mess with elecrtical items unless you dont know what you are doing" - very funny :-)

luisajie: this is a temporary fix. it will eventually stop spinning when the oil smuges and becomes sticky because of increasing shaft temperature and dust. the correct fix is to replace the shaft and/or bushings if you're techy enough to do it.

Salvador Cornelio Marí: thank you!

mubie: thank you! :D

blmeflmm66: Oiling the main body of the rotor is both useless and a bad idea. The rotor is centered in the stator and doesn't contact it. Only the shaft and bearings need lube. The extra oil you put on it will only attract dirt and dust where it wouldn't have settled before and cause a possible failure later. Additionally, the oil on the rotor will be slung onto the stator windings and could possibly break down the varnish on them and short it out..

Jonathan McLaren: Viola! :D 

jason soroko: Just fixed my fan - Thanks 

6DireWolf9: Thanks so much for this video. I JUST fixed my pedestal fan which operates pretty much the same way as your fan does. :)

amina2014: Thank you. It worked!!!

ringo rajpal: Hi also hv the same problem, but after removing and lubricating the motor, Fan is still not working. There is no power at all. Could it be the start capacitor? All advice Much appreciated Rgds RR 

Kabeer Khan: thnks buddy its work thnks

samuel galiza: tnx man :) (y)

Pushkaraj Pophalikar: Thank you for uploading this! All the best for the future! 

BLUE Heart Nikhil: thanks for saving my repairing cost.. :0

Hafizuddin Abd Manan: thanks bro, will try to fix my fan today, perhaps it works. thanks again

pipoygarapon: THANK YOU!!! MY FAN WORKS AGAIN LIKE BRANDNEW :D sorry for the caps. just too happy :D

Tom Vasiliu: I am having trouble bypassing the clips the front cover (in order to get access to the motor). Did you break them off or is there a way to get past them? Thank you!

sari petashnick: Thanks! Works like new!!!

Alang Nas: thank you so much. you save my day at night. thanks a lot again.

atifsony: thanks for the fantastic video, I have a remote controlled fan, the problem is it will switched on bt it moves very slowly just like its jam!! any help plz.. I can upload the video in case if im unable to explain properly..

reisenlieber: Why is the music so mourning? )) 

muibadah: Dude, Bro, BROTHER!~ Please, let me thank you from the bottom of my heart that God had given you this knowledge to pass it to me. Thank you!!! You're a great lifesaver...

FPS t-bag: Please watch my first "How to install" video :) It is maybe a bad video, but it's my first!! How to install a 120mm led fan to a PC case [2014]

Cypherdude1: Thanks for the video. Very suspenseful soundtrack. LOL. CORRECTION @ 7:20 "Do not disassemble electrical appliances unless you know what you are doing".

Gospelguitar1: The Video was very useful, i fixed my fan using it,,,,,nice!

IamFreeRu: Thanks man. Amazing easy fix. 

mykrho: Thanks for the Video. But, is it OK if i use Car Oil in lubricating my fan???

espresso: 5:26 Oiling the rotor itself is pointless since it never comes in contact with anything. There's a wide air gap between the rotor and the stator body. It's the shaft and the bearings you should be oiling.

ekimzaga: try living abroad where people take time to fix things rather than trash it and buy a new one before even trying to fix it... my fingers are aching just typing this message, first world problems...smh

J0Diaz: I knew about this fix already, I fixed/oiled 2 fans at home and they worked very well for 2 months and then stopped working, what should I try? I think I should check the capacitor .

Michael Flatman: you didnt turn it off !!! :-0

RxVxG: My "broken" fan now works again! Thank you for your easy to follow guide :)

Furai Baka: Oil is not needed on the rotor itself (5:18) as there's a tiny airgap between the rotor and stator, they are not touching each other. Other than that, great video!

sukhadjeevana: good one bro k i up

TheKarlsruheprotest: Isn't it better to use grease?

Mert Coskan: Thanks my friend for your nicely done video, you save me money, help me relax and make myself feel useful. Cheers.

taylor1234554321: thank you so much for this :D

Arihan Kafillas: Really suspense background music.

dylan hodgson: actually thought this video would help i turned it on, then started freaking round with my fan, looked up once, and I fixed my fan, Apparently its just something called common sense

vic86m: Different fans have different make. So you got to figure it out yourself inorder to access the motor. My cinni table fan has only a knob which itself is a screw!!

Mentorcase: They have self aligning bearings.

vic86m: Good to hear that! Congrats for your first successful fix! :) Keep fanning!

evanchapmanfanman: grease is not good for sleeve bearings because the bearings are porous bronze bearings. the oil can travel through the porous bronze bearings but grease cannot so it causes the bearings to become stiff as the grease dries and gets dirty so it is best to use oil. grease is best for ball bearings, not sleeve bearings

vic86m: Yes it has a screw inside. Unscrew it to remove the knob. I used a 1$ local machine oil. I bought it from a local hardware store nearby.

Mentorcase: Been there done that, trouble is the bearing are lube from manufacture and once they dry out they cannot be re-oiled, when my fan stopped for the same reason I tried oiling the bearings and it worked for about a week then dried out again, repeated the oiling and it lasted another week. I tried thin machine oil, engine oil, graphite and oil, molybdenum grease and oil, molybdenum grease but nothing would last.

Pterocarpous: Thank you! I have two industrial floor stand fans whose bearings have seized. I have the 1st of the two disassembled and cleaned. Wasn't sure if I should use grease or machine oil on the bearings so logged in to Youtube and found your video. Very helpful! Thank you again!

Furai Baka: But the toothed retaining rings the bearings are held down by, tend to be rather tight, so it may require some force to perfectly align them. That's my experience. Even as freshly oiled, it may act seized, especially if it was taken apart too for fixing it.

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