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Stupid humidifier is slowing down and stopping again and the fan barely works on high, I just keep it on low 24 hours a day.
It worked like a charm yesterday.
Non of the parts I sprayed come in contact with water only the inside of the drum does.
Any ideas??
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote donp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/27/2006 at 4:37pm
you need a better lubricant, and the brushes in the electric motor may need to be cleaned, recut, or replaced depending on their condition. go to a radio shack store, or any electronics store that sells spray electrical cleaner, and clean the motor up real good. while unplugged of course. do not spray it with anything else! the armature, the placewhere the brushes ride on the center piece of the motor, should be gold colored and clean. its probably black and sorta gummy looking from years of use.
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Thanks Don, that was fast.

Do I need to take the motor apart? Cause I didn't I just sprayed wherever I could squirt inside the thing behind the fan.
(sorry but I don't know what it's called)
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Just reread your post and realized I do need to take motor apart....
Will go buy stuff tommorrow and try again. Thanks.

hey, how come I can't edit post?
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Went to Radio Shack and they never heard of spray electrical cleaner.
They have compressed air and they have a contact spray cleaner and lubricant which is for the heads on stereos and tape decks.
Should I try another store? That doesn't sound right to me but I thought I'd ask?
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