Piazzetta Sabrina Room Fan Noise

tyler.woodard04 Posted By tyler.woodard04, Nov 1, 2017 at 1:03 PM

  1. tyler.woodard04

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    Hello all, new to the forum but have had a sabrina for going on 3 winters now. Overall we like the stove and it heats our house very well. The trouble Ive been having is the room fan. When we first installed the stove it was super quite. about #2000 in it started to make a louder noise. the dealer came out and looked at it, took the fan out and cleaned it. the noise went away for a few days then came back. They came out again and did the same thing but also oiled the bearings on the motor end. Again was good for a short time then came back. since Ive owned it Ive personally taken the fan out at least 6 times to run the vacuum on it. Does anyone else have this problem? Should I just replace the fan? You get used to it but when you shut it down you realize how loud and obnoxious it really is. Thanks in advance
     
  2. heat seeker

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    It probably needs new bearings. Some you can replace yourself, others you just replace the motor and keep the old one for a spare. It's up to you and your wallet whether it's worth the time/money to get some quiet.
    BTW, running a vacuum over a motor won't clean it thoroughly - you need compressed air to blow out the windings properly. Dust in the windings won't cause noise, but it will cause the motor to overheat. IMO, this should be done during the annual cleaning.
     
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    Its not the motor making the noise, its the squirrel cage. I've vacuumed, I've scrubbed with a brush and ive blown out with compressed air. I'd like to think I'm mechanicaly inclined but can not figure out if this is something that can be fixed or need replaced
     
  4. gusto

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    I am on my second fan , the second one started to get noisy I don't think you have a problem with the squirrel cage not much in there to create noise . Sleeve bearings on the motor ,drilled a small hole in the sleeve casing and lubricated with a syringe I just use motor oil . Very quiet again ,the second picture is the rotor of my original fan and you can see the discoloration those things get very hot . Used a 1.5mm drill bit

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    very interesting I will try this and probably foward this to my customers
     
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    There is a felt material between the casing and the sintered bronze sleeve ,did this two weeks ago and so far so good

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    gusto, how has this worked out? My room fan just started getting pretty noisy and I'd like to try your solution, thanks.
     
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    So far so good , like I said this is my second fan so did this at the first signs of noise . At the moment runs very quiet like new still have the side off on the stove and all is good

    Regards
     
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    Only if you ever open your panel, I would really like that you send me some picture of this at pmaertens@msn.com thank you
     
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    Picture on post #4 like I said removed the fan and drilled two small 1.5mm ( the only small drill bit I had) so I can lube the sleeve bearings I can try to make you a little video by the fan motor and the only noise is the combustion noise
     
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    thank you so much for sharing your experience.
     
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