How to Repair a Vornado Tower Fan or Heater Rattle Noise

If your Vornado Tower fan is making noise, you may need to readjust the squirrel cage fan height and tighten up the screws. This should cover everything you need to know.


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    Remove the first sets of screws.
    • Remove two sets of four screws from the base plate.
    • Remove the four larger screws from the floor pedestal.
    • Remove the four smaller screws from the bottom of the fan assembly.
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    Lay the unit on its side with the control panel on your left.
    • Remove the two larger screws from the left side of the unit.
    • Remove the three remaining cage guard screws.
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    Expose the squirrel cage fan assembly. To do so, pull the back of the unit towards the front and upwards, lifting the access cover off.
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    Locate the locking collar screw on the shaft. Loosen this and position it 1mm above the circlip.
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    Tighten the screws holding the shaft bearings with hand force (2-3 fingers or 8-10ft/lbs). Do not over tighten, but take all play out of the screws.
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    Do this for the motor mount screws and any exposed screws, and reassemble.
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    You should now have a like-new whisper quiet Vornado!

Things You'll Need

  • Medium Philips head screwdriver

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Categories: Maintenance and Repair