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Frankford rotary tumbler fan problem


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Hey FART owners,

Anyone else have any problems with the plastic fan popping of the motor shaft?

Did you have a way to secure the fan? Thinking to supergluing it for now.

Backstory:

Mine stopped working one day, after checking the power connection, and flipping the unit over. Heard a clunk,
the plastic fan was laying loose in the base.  Removed the 4 screws where the black rubber feet are attached to the base.

There is no index on the shaft. So the fan just slides onto the motor shaft. There is a clamping spring on the fan to secure it to the shaft.

Mine was build 3/2014. One of the first ones.

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Had a similar small fan like that.

 

To eliminate the loss of tension, I wrapped some duct tape around the shaft.  Just once.  It wasn't as slippery as the shaft, plus it allowed the spring to apply enough pressure to hold it in place....

 

Hope this helps....

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