Fan Fix




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D. Hansel: Thanks... I have an older Lasko fan that just quit. I replaced the 110vac plug and that didn't fix it so I started taking that thing apart.
The first one is the hardest but as time went on I finally got in to the circuit board which was located in the top 'control head'.
There was the fuse. I jumped it and the fan started so I just found a small piece of wire and bridged the fuse. Those fuses are not made to be replaced. I don't know what the size of fuse it was.
After blowing the fan out with my air compressor I started putting everything back together. 
Now Lasko does hide screws under their label covers. 
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One more thing... I did go and buy a new fan from Home Depot. I found out that the old remote does work with their new fans. I guess if you have technology that works why change it !

Thanks for the video !

Last Panda: I don't understand what you said you did to the circuit board. 

stillfries: hay do you know how to take off the front of a Honeywell tower fan? But not the backside of the fan which has the air filter I just want to know how to get the front off. please help if you can, thank you. 

zero2zero4: i have a tower fan.. it can turn on.. however it takes a lot of try because it would shut down immediately the moment i turn it on.. once in a while it would stay on. is there something i can do? or by pass the board and use some analog stuff instead? digital control sux.

scottyfixit: Back when they were built to last. Now days, it seems like people throw away working stuff because they don't like the color or style, not because it works or not.

Joshua Graham: They just dont make fans like they used to. Besides, If you look on ebay or craigslist, or go to the antique mall, rummage, garage or yard sale or a flea market, you can find and buy a nice antique vintage fan. Or get an industrial fan. Anyway, I have used antique fans and had no trouble with them whatsoever.

scottyfixit: Lasko's support line wasn't helpful. I wouldn't recommend them, but they are everywhere it seems and I'm sure they get rebranded under other names too.

DreadfulControversy: Twitter or FB?

scottyfixit: One possible scenario, if your motor has a thermal cut off switch, it will run until it gets too hot and shut off to save the motor from burning up. That usually happens when the motor is trying to overcome increased friction, possibly from lack of lubrication. If your fan is computer controlled, there could also be an issue with the computer.

Frank Deal: Hi Scotty, We have problems with ours as well. When we turn it on, it will run for half an hour and everything shutoff. I have to unplug it and plug it in to get to work. Again, it will shutoff in a short time. Any idea what may cause this? . Frank

Shurupadi: Hum I could what him all day hum!!

the2009ladye: i agree and ohk i will check it out thanks :)

scottyfixit: Hmm.... does the motor hum at all? If you're lucky, it just needs some oil. If the motor got too hot, motor could have a burnt winding. If it's like mine with some electronics inside, then it might an issue getting electricity to the motor. Lasko treated me poorly - not my favorite company at the moment.

the2009ladye: HEY SCOTTY MY FAN HAD WAS BLOWING ONCE UPON OF TIME ITS A LASKO ALSO AND ALL OF A SUDDEN JUST STOPPED WHATS UP WITH THAT?????

scottyfixit: By open, as in open circuit, that suggest the copper windings in the motor got too hot for the design and broke the circuit, much like a very thin floss could to a candle flame. Most motors are designed to use the least amount of materials necessary to achieve low production costs and be super energy efficient as compared to an overbuilt motor. A motor that's on but not rotating can transfer that energy into a spinning shaft, forcing transformation to internal heat, as not designed for.

Leylasmom1: What does that mean? We're having the same problem, it powers on but blows no air.

scottyfixit: A mechanical timer, I presume? How long have you had it? I'm not familiar with that brand, nor is google returning any results on the brand name or model number. You can get an add on in-line timer that allows you to plug the fan into and for it to cut power to the fan after preset time.... if you're up for a quick fix....

l4luc: hey scotty, sup? I have a prinston HF-T291 tower fan which stopped workingsome days ago. I'm pretty sure it's nothing about the fuses, since it stopped working when I programmed it to stop in 1h, like I do every night. it's not like the one in the video. the speeds work with buttons, but the timer doesn't. it's like the timers in the classical microwave. I think it broke while i was setting it. however there's a black box that won't let me separate the top and fix it. what can i do? thanks a lot

scottyfixit: My best bet.... the motor windings when open.

ssrobelot: I opened my Lasko 48" tower fan. It doesn't appear to have any changeable interior parts. The fan is getting power as it beeps when I turn it on and the oscillating function works. Just no fan air.

Rating:
fan fix 5 out of 5

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