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Old 09-17-2021, 11:29 AM   #1
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Question Fantastic fan won't run with screen in place

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This is odd. I took the inside screen off my Fantastic fan (model 1250) to clean it, and when I put it back, the fan won't work. Remove the screen, fan works fine. Even tucking in one part of it (opposite the pull-down) disables the fan. I am stumped. Any ideas?

I loosened the five screws that hold the mounting plate in place, put the screen back in, and the fan ran. I then tightened the screws, one at a time, and all were fine except the one by the directional (exhaust/intake) switch. When I tightened it, the fan wouldn't run. I backed it off until the fan worked, then, with the fan running, slowly tightened that screw. The fan blades started hitting something, presumably the screen frame, so I backed the screw off, and all is fine. I'm guessing that with it fully tight, the blades are not able to move. So, now I have a working fan, but I have a screw loose (confirming what my wife has said for years). Does anyone have a more elegant solution?
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Old 09-17-2021, 07:50 PM   #2
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How about a couple of washers?
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Old 09-17-2021, 08:01 PM   #3
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The fan blade may be too low on the motor shaft and rubbing on the screen There is a set screw on the hub of the blade that secures it to the motor shaft. Loosen the set screw and see if the blade will up a bit and tighten the set screw.
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