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Forum topic by Vududude posted 371 days ago 463 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Vududude

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371 days ago

I bought a used Jet 1000B air filter. I ended up just putting i up on a hanging shelf I have in my garage. The issue now is that there is a very slight wobble to the fan blades, and it does introduce some vibration that becomes more pronounced at the higher speeds.

Any ideas on what the most likely causes are? And anyone out there actually taken the air duct and fans down from the assembly to fix it?


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#1 posted 329 days ago

Is there a build up of dust on the blades?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 328 days ago

Nope, no buildup of dust. Overall it seems to work well except for the wobble. I’ve read a lot of posts online about the wobble, I did find one post on a forum where the guy took it apart and straightened out the assembly which was slightly off level which fixed it. I’ve just been too lazy/apprehensive about doing the same.

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#3 posted 327 days ago

Yeah you always have to be careful that you don’t have any ‘spare’ parts once you reassemble a ‘fixed’ tool:-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 327 days ago

I bought my 1000B new and it had a bad vibration the first time I turned it on. I took it apart and found the motor support brackets were slightly bent and the fan was out of balance. I was able to straighten the support brackets and Jet sent me a new fan. Works fine now. Due to the weight of the motor and the inadequate styrofoam blocking around the motor, the support brackets on the 1000B are easily bent if the unit is dropped. Mine had a dent in one of the corners of the case, so it was definitely dropped. Did you read the Amazon reviews? Others have had this same problem.

http://www.amazon.com/708620B-AFS-1000B-Filtration-Electrostatic-Pre-Filter/product-reviews/B00004R9LO/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

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#5 posted 326 days ago

Yeah I definitely noticed the reviews. I bought mine used and when I listened to it before buying I didn’t notice the wobble or hear any vibration. not sure if anything got bent while transporting it home. it works fine at low settings, but I’ll probably take it apart at some point in the future.

anything important I should know about before trying to take it apart? or advice on straightening it out?

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#6 posted 325 days ago

The blade could be bent or out of balance. post a pic of the blade.

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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