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Need a plan for my fan

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by Grovenburg, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Grovenburg

    Grovenburg Member

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    I have an Econoburn 100 built in 2008. The fan has been taking longer and longer to "spool up" to speed as the weather gets colder. I was thinking about pulling the cover and blasting the fan with compressed air. Can I oil the thing as well or should I just get a new one?

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  2. Fred61

    Fred61 Minister of Fire

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    Have you changed the fan speed. When the speed is reduced, the starting torque is diminished. Or you might have a defective starting capacitor.
  3. goosegunner

    goosegunner Minister of Fire

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    Might want to search I think there was a post about fan problems from that vintage.

    gg
  4. heaterman

    heaterman Minister of Fire

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    Best be busy about getting a replacement motor on hand. Those types of things never seem to break during normal business hours.
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