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 Posted: Thu May 14th, 2020 11:26 pm
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Alysha Wallace
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Hi there!  I have this box fan that I would love to get working again.  I bought it from Goodwill and it worked for a few months, until the plug in the outlet caught fire (in our 2 day old new home  :wondering: :wondering: :wondering:)  My husband tried to work on it but never did anything.  What would have made the plug catch fire like that?  Are there any videos on how to fix it?  I couldn't find a lot of YouTube videos for this type of fine, however I guess first I need to know exactly what went wrong with it.  thanks for any and all help!!

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 Posted: Fri May 15th, 2020 01:02 am
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Rob Duffy
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The plug can do that if the wire shorted against itself. If it's only the plug that's affected, simply changing the plug or whole cord should fix this issue.

That being said, after the plug or cord is replaced, I recommend oiling the front and rear bearings with proper SAE 20 oil to keep that motor happy and healthy. Those G.E. motors are known to run on the hotter side and do not cope well with constant neglectful use. Buy some 3-IN-ONE in the BLUE AND RED STRIPED CAN before putting the old girl back in service. :up:

Last edited on Fri May 15th, 2020 01:06 am by Rob Duffy

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 Posted: Fri May 15th, 2020 12:23 pm
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Thanks! Is there any special type of plug/cord we should use? He was going to use an extension cord (he's pretty good with electrical), would that work?

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 Posted: Fri May 15th, 2020 01:53 pm
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Tom Zapf
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CAN YOU SHOW US A PICTURE OF THE PLUG? THE OLD MOLDED PLUGS SOMETIMES, JUST WIND UP CRACKING OR  A WIRE CRACKS INSIDE AND IT HAS A MELT DOWN

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