Fan Shim not starting, appears to be “rubbing”


About a month ago I bought the Pimoroni Fan Shim. It worked perfectly well until about two weeks ago it became very loud. The problem persisted. Then, today the fan didn’t start when I programmed it to, and it didn’t start until I spun it with my finger.

Based on what I saw from other people’s experiences and from my experiences, it appears that the fan is “rubbing” on its axel.

Can I fix this, and how?

That happened to me twice so now I use something else that is 2 dollars cheaper.

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