Fan died on my Kozyheat z-42

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  1. pburgh

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    One of the two fans died on my z-42 this morning. I turned the fans on like I usually do and I heard a buzzing coming from the right one. The left spun up fine. I cleaned them as best I could, but I still can't get the one to work.

    My questions are:

    1. Is there something I can do to fix this without replacement?

    2. Can I use an aftermarket fan kit for this? The z-42 kit is kind of pricey, and hard to order since there's only one shop that carries it in NH.

    Thanks!
     

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    There is a place call "electronic surplus store" in manchester NH. After spending tons of cash buying fans from Grainger and other online stores I discovered this place. I found the same fan I bought online for 1/10 the price, so I'd recommend pulling out the one you need to replace and bringing it into the store to see if they have an option for you. Countless bins of different fans in every voltage and style, so you might fight something that can work.

    Good luck.
     
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    Ah yes, that's on Candia road. I will call them, thanks!
     
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    Did some inspection, the fan that is not working doesn't spin freely when the power is off. The working fan spins effortlessly.
     
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    Might be able to salvage it by spraying WD40 or a simular penetrate on the shaft, work it back and forth after you let that sit for a bit.
     
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    I've got it all taken apart now... letting the wd40 sit for a bit. If that frees it up, I will look in to using some different lubrication before I reassemble the blower unit.

    I've got a rotating fan sitting in front of my stove for now. Quite the sight!

    Thanks for the help so far
     
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    I took the motor apart and cleaned it well. Lubed and put it back together, installed and running fine now. Will revisit in the spring to check on everything. Thanks for the tips!
     

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