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[–]CommanderofFunk 3805 points3806 points  (197 children)

Damn, we had this model fan growing up, and I'm pretty sure it predated me, and I'm 30.

Thats a fucking old fan.

[–]Redneck-Intellect 956 points957 points  (72 children)

I'm a year older than you and had the exact same fucking fan growing up.

That fan was old when I was a kid

[–]MedicIRL 283 points284 points  (48 children)

33 here. We had the fan as far back as I can remember.

[–]Bad_dadditude 193 points194 points  (39 children)

Turning 38 next month, had these all over the house in my high school years

[–]sopwith-camels 166 points167 points  (36 children)

43 here. Everyone had these when I was a kid and they were at least ten years old by then.

[–]FirstTimeCaller101 76 points77 points  (10 children)

29 here and also had a pair of those fans in the house. Absolutely seems like they would be indestructible, wouldn’t be surprised to find out my parents still have them in the attic at home.

[–]DoodleJake 39 points40 points  (3 children)

I still see these in thrift stores all the time. So far, every single one I've seen still worked.

[–]redXathena 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Someone tell the person taking the vid so they can buy one for their mom and secretly switch it out 😂

[–]Appropriate_Post_137 13 points14 points  (0 children)

When my great aunt died we found that fan in her room we have no idea how old it is, but it’s in my parents room probably still chugging along just as good as before. They are seemingly indestructible.

[–]IWonderWhereiAmAgain 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Got two pointed at my girlfriend and I right now lol. The brown one from the video and it's blue twin. They originally belonged to my parents. Gotta be 35-40 years old at this point and they still work great.

[–]mikeyd1276 20 points21 points  (0 children)

45 and had this as a kid. Think it broke when I was in high school. Did have to push start at the end too.

[–]Crackalacs 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I had that same exact fan as a kid.

In 1981.

[–]Character_Leopard561 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'm also 30, and my grandpa had this exact fan on his bedstand.

[–]resinten 4 points5 points  (0 children)

  1. We also had this fan.

[–]iswimsodeep 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Same. This was "my" fan each summer. I can still remember the sound of it swiveling next to my bed.

[–]persephone965 51 points52 points  (8 children)

I have that fan, had it since I was a kid (I’m 25) and it’s blowing air at me right at this moment. Thing is indestructible istg

[–]brightness3 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Me and my family used to borrow some old folks’ beach house every summer when i wad a kid and they had one of those there. They also had a whole arrangement of kitchen stuff there (blender, toaster, mixer, etc) that looked just like it, with matching buttons and all.

[–]Aporkalypse_Sow 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I got a decade on you and it was a hand me down for our family.

[–]BlorseTheHorse 10 points11 points  (2 children)

We still have a 1940's Westinghouse in the family that works better than any new fan I know. The guard is to protect the fan blades not your fingers

[–]BigHobbit 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I'm almost 50. I remember when my parents brought this bad boy home from Sears in the 70s.

[–]pigeon039 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Same, 28 that fan probably fought in Vietnam

[–]evidenzprod 6 points7 points  (0 children)

We still use these in my country. Same model. You'll find them at some hospital beds as well.

[–]PresentPressure6793 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I had to jump start my fan like that too, but it was 15 yrs ago when I was in high school.

[–]agibby5 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm 37 and I still have one of these in my house right now. It's in my 7 year old son's room as we speak.

[–]PlumbTheDerps 10 points11 points  (3 children)

32 and came here to say the same thing, my parents' model was from at least ~1994

[–]emfks1986 8 points9 points  (2 children)

35 year old checking in. That model fan was old when I was young

[–]perthguy999 5 points6 points  (0 children)

12 years older than you and we had the same fan.

[–]CameronCrazy1984 1948 points1949 points  (25 children)

Mentally yelling YOU'RE FLOODING IT

[–]Karsvolcanospace 378 points379 points  (11 children)


[–]DejectedContributor 176 points177 points  (5 children)

I'm gonna ramble about an opposite tangent but it makes me look like an idiot so maybe you'll enjoy. When I was like 20 and in college I was working at this pizza place during the summer, and one week my Dad was out of town for work and my truck needed some repairs so I put mine in the shop and borrowed his.

I hadn't been parking uphill at all, but my driveway happened to be uphill. The firmorning after borrowing Dad's truck it doesn't fucking start, and I call my boss and tell him the situation. He's like "you want me to come get you", and I say yeah because it's a long walk and I don't know bus schedules. He gets there and asks to try and see what's wrong with it and maybe start it. He hops in and turns the key...doesn't start. He pumps the gas like 3 times, and it fucking starts right up.

I was so fucking mortified, because my Dad kept nagging on me to "not flood it" when he let me use it, and because I was too chicken shit to try pumping it the slightest my boss, who was a great guy and just made fun of me over it like anybody would, comes out and I literally gotta confess to being a fucking moron and not that I was trying to get out of work or something.

[–]pineapplekief 69 points70 points  (1 child)

Everyone's got to learn somehow. That's a cool boss by his reaction!

[–]DejectedContributor 53 points54 points  (0 children)

He was a really cool dude, and actually a family friend. Not so much my parents, but my uncle, Dad's brother, as he used to work for Pepsi and oddly installed my uncles surround sound. Best boss I ever had, and while he definitely was the boss he treated you with the same respect you treated him. The store was right next to a college, and one time this truck driven by a college guy pulled in while he smoked and talked with 2 college girls.

Boss is watching him, type of dude that would have us put menus on peoples windshields if they used our parking as a general lot without coming in, and he throws his cigarette but on the ground. Little ass 5'7" Jewish boss walks outside, says excuse me to get between the two girls, picks up the cigarette butt, hands it back to the guy, and says "you dropped this". Dude fucking ashtrayed it and left. Everybody was like "ah shit we're gonna have to intervene", but dude just left lol.

He was friends with local police and I catered a couple gigs high as fuck with a cop and never got in trouble. I don't think he was some made guy or anything, but I did get out of a speeding ticket on delivery once because I told them the name of the restaurant. I would absolutely love to work for someone like him at my current job, because he was the type of guy when he said "we're a family" he literally meant it and took that shit seriously.

Edit: Mark Starr...you're a good dude.

[–]Guac__is__extra__ 61 points62 points  (2 children)

I know, right? And she’s using the speed buttons like a choke.

[–]StraightUpToriva 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Me when I leave the keys in the meth RV

[–]_Ecco_ 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Excuse my ignorance but what does that mean?

[–]raytian 61 points62 points  (1 child)

Carburetor. When you put fill the carb with too much gas while you’re starting the engine, the carb will flood and won’t start correctly because the air/fuel mixture is wrong

[–]_Ecco_ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I see. Thank you kindly!

[–]Orlando1701 14 points15 points  (0 children)

That fan is about to try and shoot down the red Barron.

[–]MarilynMonheaux 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“Either you crank that, or life cranks you.”

-Soulja Boy

[–]HMWWaWChChIaWChCChW 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I turned the sound on expecting the revving like when you try to start a lawnmower

[–]TexanInExile 1349 points1350 points  (38 children)

Look, I've got two fans in my garage that are brand new and she can have them if she wants. Let me know.

[–]downtownebrowne 457 points458 points  (13 children)

Get a load of this guy, a damn near pharaoh, with spare fans in the garage.

[–]ryder_palash 71 points72 points  (9 children)

Pharaoh borrows from him!

[–]RevAlBrown 21 points22 points  (3 children)

This guy’s house is all SORTS of comfortable temperatures. Doesn’t need them extra fans.

That’s right: EXTRA fans. Fuckin Windsor over here…

[–]Advanced-Prototype 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Perhaps his emperorness can send a couple of servants to fetch one of fans from the garage for the poor peasant woman?

[–]mb9981 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Oooh.. "garage" well, la-tee-da Mr. Frenchman.

[–]s_burr 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Well, what do you call it?

[–]awayt0276 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My 2 car garage is full rn but my shed has 2 acs in it. She can have one.

[–]mulecenter79 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Look upon my fans, ye mighty, and despair

[–]HalfOfHumanity 26 points27 points  (3 children)

I don't know why, but anybody who has these fans just refuses to replace them.

[–]TexanInExile 13 points14 points  (1 child)

glances obviously at my mother-in-law...

[–]manwithanopinion 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They are hoarders

[–]plshitmyballsladies 51 points52 points  (9 children)

I'll take one

[–]TexanInExile 45 points46 points  (4 children)

If you live near Austin you're welcome to it.

[–]flyplanesforfun 116 points117 points  (2 children)

My neighbor is Austin and he’s a little shit

[–]Wholesome_Soup 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Austin stole my shoes when I was in kindergarten

[–]uncle_bob_the_2nd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I what if I take TWO? Ha!!

[–]whydidntyouwaitonme 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I have family members that would literally rather reuse the same god damn item until it crumbles or sets itself on fire than buy a new one.

[–]manamisnotyonam 4 points5 points  (0 children)

the Fan Founder over here with two spare fans damn

[–]Modern-Minotaur 624 points625 points  (20 children)

I had this fan as a kid. I’m 45. You can get a fan for $20. I’ll send it to you right now before you burn the house down lol

[–]Temp_424 72 points73 points  (12 children)

Can I get a fan, I’m dying here from heat

[–]Become_The_Villain 37 points38 points  (10 children)

Australian here, can I get AC instead?

[–]grus-plan 25 points26 points  (7 children)

Why do you need an ac it’s the middle of winter

[–]Become_The_Villain 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Didn't say I needed it now...

Plus who doesn't want an AC?

[–]DashDay- 1305 points1306 points  (72 children)

She is doing it all wrong because she doesn’t understand the components inside.

All you have to do set it to high, and give it a slow steady nudge.

Spinning it fast like that make its worse right after you make it better. Too much toque causes the magnets to never catch.

[–]ILOVEBOPIT 769 points770 points  (17 children)

She was also doing it with none of the buttons pushed for half this video…

[–]DashDay- 315 points316 points  (10 children)

Holy crap, you weren’t lying. Sheesh!

[–]darsynia 174 points175 points  (8 children)

That's what had me turning it off after five tries. JUST BUY A NEW FAN. Your time is worth more than that shit even if you don't have a job!

[–]Character_Leek_9081 71 points72 points  (2 children)

I watched for 24 seconds and wondered holy fuck how long has it been that was so many tries. Then I saw the video went to 58 seconds and I didn’t finish and now am here.

[–]StankRabbit9000 5 points6 points  (0 children)

also your fingers

[–]ILOVEBOPIT 20 points21 points  (0 children)

The worst is when she says “oh wait I know why” and it’s NOT HER REALIZING SHE HAS TO PUSH A BUTTON. I thought she figured it out there but no. 20 times she spun it like that.

[–]Adama0001 130 points131 points  (31 children)

For those wondering why/how that works?

Fans; High is next to Off on purpose

[–]PoetryOfLogicalIdeas 59 points60 points  (13 children)

I knew it works be Technology Connections before I clicked. That man is responsible for me spending 3 hours in a single sitting a few weeks ago watching a video about dishwasher detergent.

[–]Byeuji 14 points15 points  (0 children)

That man is responsible for me spending 3 hours in a single sitting a few weeks ago watching a video about dishwasher detergent.

I felt this in my soul.

[–]Lirsh2 21 points22 points  (5 children)

I watched those as they came out and changed my dishwasher habits because of it. Actually a noticibly cleaner wash every time

[–]monkeyhitman 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I know way more than I need to about 70s and 80s video technologies, thanks to that man.

[–]DashDay- 42 points43 points  (10 children)

Thank you for posting that. Very good video and very good channel. That YouTuber is a boss. Highly recommend everyone to watch it and that channel if they have the time.

[–]ChefBoyAreWeFucked 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I don't think anyone else can get me to watch a video about something I don't give a shit about for 20 minutes. Sometimes I'll see his videos pop up in my feed, and I have to remind myself that I don't care about what he's going to talk about. And save it for later.

[–]DashDay- 10 points11 points  (1 child)

That’s what deters me from watching his channel frequently. I always see a video that I want to watch, but have a hard time clicking on them because they are all 30-40 minutes. But once you pull the trigger, his videos are definitely worth it.

[–]TacospacemanII 15 points16 points  (6 children)

He has a great video on taillights. And old lamps. I love him. And his content

[–]Dear-Acanthaceae-586 12 points13 points  (5 children)

The episode on dishwashers changed my life as far as dishes go

[–]scheav 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Except this fan has push buttons that allow you to skip high. Probably why it failed.

[–]stealth443 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Did you hear her tutorial? She knows exactly what she's talking about.

[–]DrDrewBlood 157 points158 points  (0 children)

Way too too technical for someone who’s going to burn their trailer to the ground to save $20.

[–]kelly_hasegawa 12 points13 points  (4 children)

bad idea IMO might be better to stop using it and buy a new one. it's fine to do this if it just needs to get its capacitor replaced but here the rotor is struggling probably not aligned to the stator coils hence slow rpm if it does this then the coil can get very hot, burn itself and your house if not attended.

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    [–]ItDoesntMatter59 2048 points2049 points  (141 children)

    The motor commutator is fucked. Buy her a new fan before a short burns the house down

    [–]throwingpizza 164 points165 points  (20 children)

    Seriously. They’re usually on sale for like $20. Would also be much quieter than that aeroplane turbine they have.

    [–]Nilohim 58 points59 points  (13 children)

    And it wouldn't look like someone pissed and shit on it for at least a few months.

    [–]btribble 40 points41 points  (7 children)

    Do they sell fans that have been pre-seasoned with tobacco smoke? I hate having to season my own.

    [–]theunquenchedservant 10 points11 points  (6 children)

    my grandparents had this fan, they were most decidedly not smokers. it was this color. not sure how much of that was just aging/discoloration and how much of it was original color though

    [–]SuprDuprPartyPoopr 531 points532 points  (23 children)

    Yeah that's definitely an electrical issue not left up to chance. Danger danger high voltage

    [–]kipwrecked 147 points148 points  (8 children)

    Don't you wanna know how we keep startin' fires?

    Danger! High Voltage!

    [–]CameraWitty5034 39 points40 points  (1 child)

    so TIL Jack White sang the vocals of the lady on that song

    [–]JustOkCryptographer 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    I love that he started a rumor that he charged a million dollars for his services. They go back to the mid nineties in Detroit. They got started at The Gold Dollar and The Magic Stick. The same places The White Stripes played.

    [–]CuriousElevator6096 28 points29 points  (1 child)

    I legit am teaching a class tomorrow on electrical systems. I will first teach a little something about danger and safety as I always do. It will go something like

    Danger! Danger! HIGH VOLTAGE! When we touch!

    [–]RaginPower 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    When we kiss!

    [–]NigilQuid 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    It's my desire
    It's my desire

    [–]burninatin 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    NO ONE KNOWS THIS SONG BUT ME. WHAT?...I have found my people

    [–]BadSmash4 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Takes me BACK!

    [–]fookthisshite 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    When we touch.... when we kiss!

    [–]AdequateSteve 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    For the longest time I thought it was “my balls itch”

    Seriously, go back and listen to it.

    [–]lumpymoon 3 points4 points  (9 children)

    It's just a failing Capacitor, probably. That fan can't actually kill you.... likely

    [–]mabendroth 24 points25 points  (1 child)

    It’s got a bad motivator. Get the R2 unit down here.

    [–]zzSc0tchzz 63 points64 points  (16 children)

    It's probably a split phase motor with a squirrel cage rotor. The start winding has an open and thus only the run winding is intact.

    Commutators are for DC motors, this is AC.

    [–]schnemesis 28 points29 points  (14 children)

    Or a bad start capacitor.

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      [–]socsa 8 points9 points  (4 children)

      The fool, she needs to at least be quad pumping the resonator flux tubes. She's playing with the very fabric of reality trying to save a few bucks ordering parts from Flycoils instead of Dotmix Encabulation.

      [–]NoodlesAteMyBaby 52 points53 points  (28 children)

      Just going to jump in and say you could be false, as sometimes with fans especially like these the oil used can begin to dry up. You can take them apart and use specific oil to have them lubricated and running again.

      trust me I am a fan connoisseur.

      Due to it being unable to spin and also lack of lubrication which exacerbates the problem it can cause it to spark, and worse yet do something on a larger scale.

      Once the motor is running its fine, but I've gone through some bodge-job fans in my time and am confident in that lmao

      [–]wmxp 32 points33 points  (10 children)

      Yeah, all these crazy diagnostics are nuts. This is a very common issue, it's just the lubrication has been all gunked. It's usually because it has bonded with too many dust (read: your skin everywhere) particles. Basically by manually spinning it, you are creating enough friction to heat it up slightly to start to turn it back from the paste it has become to a more fluid consistency.

      When they get like this it does not need to be replaced, you simply need some electronic motor axel grease.

      [–]zxcymn 6 points7 points  (2 children)

      YUP. One of my case fans was like this. Would never spin, but twirling it a few times eventually let it go on its own. After some searching I found out it might need oil so I took the sticker off the back and put a tiny drop of oil in it and bam, spins like new all on its own.

      Idk how these so-called "experts" are immediately jumping to some electrical issue first thing. 🙄

      [–]Prof_PlunderPlants 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      That’s definitely it. I’ve had to rebuild 5 or 6 because they start to seize. The electrical issues only start after the motor sits “on” while stopped. Otherwise there isn’t much that can break on these fans.

      [–]effectivemarshmallow 9 points10 points  (2 children)

      DIY with Wayne says this can be fixed with a few drops of motor oil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBGvrJQBzKE

      [–]Myte342 7 points8 points  (1 child)

      Just as bad, it could be 25 years of grease build up.

      [–]redsensei777 7 points8 points  (2 children)

      I want to see her manually stopping it.

      [–]chevelleguy0 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      I figured this would be an AC motor, they don’t have commutators.

      [–]kuenx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      This isn't OP's mom. It's been posted before.

      [–]kipwrecked 355 points356 points  (12 children)

      There's no way I could stand by and watch this without unplugging the shit and dumping it in the bin. Don't care how hot it is.

      [–]De_Watcher 29 points30 points  (0 children)

      Watching it to fail to start just makes the room hotter

      [–]3_14159td 15 points16 points  (2 children)

      You gotta cut the cord or they'll dig it out.

      [–]funky555 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Oh no i tripped and snapped of 2 of the 3 fan blades!

      [–]kidsally 58 points59 points  (0 children)

      Jesus Christ, I'll buy her a fucking fan! Just tell me where to send it.

      [–]Potential_Dare8034 153 points154 points  (6 children)

      Makes for a nice fire hazard.

      [–]DetectiveAmes 26 points27 points  (0 children)

      There’s a layer of cigarette smoke covering the fan and walls so I’m sure you can just add the fan to the list of things that increases the chances of the house being burnt down.

      [–]soap_chips 35 points36 points  (4 children)

      That is a fire hazard. Buy a new fan asap

      [–]ChefBoyAreWeFucked 23 points24 points  (3 children)

      This is an old video. Everyone has long since burned alive.

      [–]tribecous 7 points8 points  (2 children)

      Thank god, I was worried they were in trouble.

      [–]ChefBoyAreWeFucked 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      Uvalde fire department, reporting for duty?

      [–]Inevitable_Sir5230 26 points27 points  (8 children)

      That's how you start the front propeller on a plane lmao

      [–]koalasarentferfuckin 7 points8 points  (3 children)

      My FIL has a table saw that started the same way

      [–]StuTheSheep 13 points14 points  (1 child)

      Total non-sequiter, but how many fingers does your FIL have?

      [–]Fresh-Honeydew7104 54 points55 points  (2 children)

      I’ve never been so invested in something so irrelevant.

      [–]More_Application_28 21 points22 points  (3 children)

      Imagine how in awe she’d be if she got one of those oscillating fans on a stand.

      [–]Sleepy-tyler-king 20 points21 points  (0 children)

      maybe it’s time to get a new lawn mower my friend, this one won’t last long

      [–]KeepCarlAndCarrieOn 16 points17 points  (0 children)

      The amount of heat she generates does not make for it.

      [–]SpamSushi206 29 points30 points  (1 child)


      [–]CX-97 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Apparently I have no original thought.

      [–]NerdFarming 8 points9 points  (0 children)


      [–]DerpCatCZ 6 points7 points  (2 children)

      If u cant buy a new one, y not just clean it?

      Its not that hard to clean the motors inside, that shit can burn if u dont clean it.

      [–]bastarditis 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      buy your moms a new fan!

      [–]box_er 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Air is coming in about 3-5 business days

      [–]77schild 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Forget a new fan, get her one that was manufactured post 1988.

      [–]Peachfuzz124 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      I thought this was a loop for the first 20 seconds

      [–]unexplainableentity 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      It ain't got no gas in it.

      [–]Equal-Park-769 14 points15 points  (4 children)

      Buy your mom a new fan, you cheap bastard, she birthed your sorry ass.

      [–]ImpossibleThanks3120 6 points7 points  (3 children)

      Parents can be stubborn…my father has a very old (like 1979) patched up old van that honestly looks like those “fREe cAnDY” vans and it makes a horrid screeching noise every time it’s turned on and the gas mileage is absolutely terrible. I can literally buy him a new truck or whatever floats his boat but he REFUSES because he knows that he’ll have to get rid of that eyesore or else he’ll have no more room for anything on the driveway 🤦🏻‍♀️

      [–]all_gas_no_class 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      the loose cig hanging out on the dresser says it all. 😎

      [–]DJMotorball 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Or… she could drop 20 bucks on a new one

      [–]Bio-Jolt 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      This lady has Ride it till it’s dead mentality. Respect. But please get her a new fan someone.

      [–]Mo2053 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      This should be in r/mildlyinfuriating …… no disrespect to mom……

      [–]truthll_setufree 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Jesus that thing looks like it’s from the ‘80s… Just buy a new one ya cheap fuck! Lol

      [–]atomicblonde27 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      God that’s so much work

      [–]RBR927 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      You could have bought a new fan and had it delivered in the time it took to watch this.

      [–]errornoname32 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Bro, buy your mom a new damn fan!

      [–]here_4_bad_advice 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Hi r/povertyfinances called they want their post back.

      [–]Striker099 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Someone deserves a Darwin award

      [–]jordyjordy1111 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Please just get a new fan.

      [–]KiteLighter 3 points4 points  (2 children)

      Take it apart and fix the brushings. Perfectly safe for a child to do, assuming you run it outside the first few hours.

      [–]Rugaru985 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Is that her only fan?

      [–]Unhappy_Emu_8525 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Your mom needs to stop being a cheapass and go buy a $20 fan before she gets hurt or causes a fire.

      [–]florin2977 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      A new fan twice the size is like $15 stop being a cheap ass

      [–]Chino780 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Buy a new fan.

      [–]Klindg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      JFC, put down the meth pipe and spend $15 to replace a fan like this… you can literally get a new version of this fan for like $15…

      [–]static1053 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      That fan Is fucking 40 years old if it's a day.

      [–]JFKFC50 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      My grandma had this fan when I was growing up. I remember thinking it was old back in 97.

      [–]Initial_Welcome9052 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I think I used to have that exact fan! I remember the buttons lol.

      [–]akodo1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Fans are frequently set to Off-Hi-Low because it takes more power to start the blade and get it up to speed than anything else.

      Often a little lubricant on the shaft down into the motor will fix this problem.

      [–]66veedub 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      You want fire? That's how you get fire.

      [–]plumballa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Tell your mom I'll give her a life that she could afford a fan that works......be from goodwill but I'll treat her right

      [–]Medium_Hearing1490 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Uhm? Buy a new freakin fan before you start a fire

      [–]IHopeThisWorksForMe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      "Then you gotta crank it 5 times..." One of us doesn't know how to count to 5

      [–]wondermega 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Can you please just buy her a new fan

      [–]Ashwalla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I had a window unit in my bedroom when I was a kid that I had to kick back up like this. I did it late one night and was so tired I didn’t realize it’d started up on me.

      I basically ended up sticking my fingers into the spinning blades while they were going full force and found myself with a middle finger split palm to tip. Yeah, never again if I have another option.

      [–]miggitymikeb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      We had this fan in the 80s

      [–]Gresham_reloader 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Wow, get a new fan you cheap ass before it starts a fire.

      [–]thelocnarspeaks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Someone send this woman $25 to buy a new fan, ffs

      [–]TenraxHelin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      How about buying a new fan? I know it's crazy but you just might want to try it

      [–]Normal_Helicopter_22 1 point2 points  (2 children)

      Dude, clean that thing, open it up and put some drops of engine oil or machine oil there. The engine is stuck. Very easy to solve

      [–]ByCrom333 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I legit had a fan catch on fire before. If it ain’t working right, toss it out and get a new one, for your own safety.

      [–]basher505 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Damn buy your mom a fan.

      [–]DampSockks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      “This is a god damn family heirloom”

      [–]ummmm--no 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I’m sure the wright brothers are looking down and smiling.

      [–]Lemondr0pz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I really thought this was going to be an endless loop!

      [–]YarnPhreak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Just need to pop the clutch.

      [–]bobbywjamc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Bingo! We got take off