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Old 03-14-2013, 11:14 AM   #9
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Ah well, disaster.
I bought a replacement 2nd hand. I installed it fairly easily.

Tested it on setting 1 - fine
Tested it on setting 2 - good, air coming from the right places.
Tested it on setting 3 - even better, lots of air coming.
Onto setting 4 - noise as if the fan was catching.

Took it apart, couldnt see anything. Couldnt see anything in the drum.

Back together again. Same tests.

Then on setting 4 -CRASH! and the fan blade fell apart.

I cant work out what happened. The plastic cover on the bottom has a small crack in it, but I cant think that caused it. Must be a problem with the motor or blade spinning off centre on high speeds.
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