A bit of online research revealed that here in Canada, by a fair stretch the best place to purchase a replacement motor is Home Hardware. While it is available from Amazon, it isn't nearly as good a price - and I was able to pick it up directly from Home Hardware on a trip to the city.
So after the fan cooled off yesterday, I assembled what I thought were the appropriate tools, and my backup photographer (Kenny) began snapping away.
|Soldering iron, new motor kit, fan, and some solder.|
|Luckily the kit comes with a tiny hex key to remove the fan blade.|
|What trickery is this? A connector for the motor? I trotted out the soldering iron and solder for naught?|
|The fan blade removed. It was later scrubbed in the sink to thoroughly remove the dust.|
|Out with the old. They sent new screws with the new motor, but that was unneeded.|
|And in with the new.|
|Plugging in the connector was surprisingly challenging. Not much slack in the wires.|
|Note the fine hex wrench/allen key in the lower left of the picture.|
|It was faster to hand tighten the screws until they were snug before using the screwdriver. American Philips screws suck.|
|Fan blade back in place.|