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#26 ONLINE   P Smith

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:21 AM

My replacement HR24-100 makes noise that wakes me up at night. Unit is approx 15 feet from the bed. I never noticed the "whir" noise before with the other, same model, unit.

 

When I listen closely it sounds like the hard drive spinning and not the fan. Perhaps I am mistaken. Only options I can see are return and pay $20.00 and cross my fingers replacement is quieter or move unit into my 2nd bedroom and bring a receiver only into the MBR. Not a great compromise.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:23 AM

The HR24-100 that is in my bedroom is 5 feet from my head and I can not hear it running. Can't hear the one in the den when I am close to it either.

The fan is the most likely thing you are hearing. Most hard drives are dead before making any noise.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:51 AM

The HR24-100 that is in my bedroom is 5 feet from my head and I can not hear it running. Can't hear the one in the den when I am close to it either.

The fan is the most likely thing you are hearing. Most hard drives are dead before making any noise.

 

I've had a completely different experience with the 24-100s.  Out of the four that I have only one is quiet.  The rest I've put in noisy rooms or rooms that don't get used for sleeping.  They all work fine, but, let's face it, they're cheap and I'm not surprised at the noise mine make.  I don't have that problem with any of my other HRs, just the 24-100s.  Even my old 20-700 is quiet.

 

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:07 PM

Have 4 of these dvr's. Have measured the db at 68-70. What is D going to do about this? Sounds like a blow dryer in the bedroom.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:08 PM

Have 4 of these dvr's. Have measured the db at 68-70. What is D going to do about this? Sounds like a blow dryer in the bedroom.

Obviously something is wrong with those DVRs.  My HR24 is whisper quite.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 11:47 AM

Have 4 of these dvr's. Have measured the db at 68-70. What is D going to do about this? Sounds like a blow dryer in the bedroom.

 

Sadly, nothing will be done.  You might try replacements.  

 

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:01 PM

Have 4 of these dvr's. Have measured the db at 68-70. What is D going to do about this? Sounds like a blow dryer in the bedroom.

A couple of choices.

1. Change it out to an HD ( non DVR ) receiver.

2. Call them and tell them it will not power on and ask for a replacement. They usually do not replace one because it is noisy.

 

I have 2 or the HR24-100s and they are very quiet.

 

If you had that much noise from the hard drive it would be dead. This is most likely the bearings in the fan. At some point they will fail totally and the units will start to overheat.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:16 AM

I had a noisy fan on a HR24-200 which comes and goes, sounded like a grinder,  Replaced it with a HR24-500 and only fan noise on that one is a reboot which last a second.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:21 PM

I have a HR24-200 and it's extremely quiet, and like acostapimps, I only hear the fan running briefly when it's rebooting... 


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 12:05 AM

My HR22 fan ocassionaly makes a loud humming sound, but then the noise completely disapears for days on end, but comes back. Very strange.

 

 

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 07:46 AM

One of my dell laptops fan has been like that since new. I just rode on it and didnt worry. Still doing it after 3 years LOL.


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 11:22 AM

My HR22 fan ocassionaly makes a loud humming sound, but then the noise completely disapears for days on end, but comes back. Very strange.

 

 

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A loud humming noise could be caused by a fan motor locked up.  Have you checked the temps on that HR when you hear the humming?  

 

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 05:32 PM

A loud humming noise could be caused by a fan motor locked up.  Have you checked the temps on that HR when you hear the humming?  

 

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No, but if it does it again I will. Although it looks pretty clean, I used an air can on it yesterday to clear any dust or debri, and the fan turned freely. I had to go through the vent since the cover has a seal and breaking it would violate the replacement warranty. If it continues to be a problem I will have them ship me a new one. I just hate to lose my recordings. Thanks.

 

 

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 10:50 AM

No, but if it does it again I will. Although it looks pretty clean, I used an air can on it yesterday to clear any dust or debri, and the fan turned freely. I had to go through the vent since the cover has a seal and breaking it would violate the replacement warranty. If it continues to be a problem I will have them ship me a new one. I just hate to lose my recordings. Thanks.

 

 

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I really can't think of anything else that could cause that hum.  I gather you have no problems with the HDD?

 

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 11:15 AM

I really can't think of anything else that could cause that hum.  I gather you have no problems with the HDD?

 

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I can't thing of anything else either. No problems with the HDD. Reboot and test shows no issues. Records and plays content like a charm.

 

 

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 11:50 AM

I can't thing of anything else either. No problems with the HDD. Reboot and test shows no issues. Records and plays content like a charm.

 

 

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Damn shame we can't replace the fans ourselves on leased HRs, but I understand that we are anomalies in the D* world.  God knows what would happen if everyone could open up a box whenever they wanted to.  The real shame is, it's so easy to replace a fan.  But I can't begin to imagine the chaos that would be caused if everyone was allowed to change them.

 

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 04:16 PM

Damn shame we can't replace the fans ourselves on leased HRs, but I understand that we are anomalies in the D* world.  God knows what would happen if everyone could open up a box whenever they wanted to.  The real shame is, it's so easy to replace a fan.  But I can't begin to imagine the chaos that would be caused if everyone was allowed to change them.

 

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You can always buy your own box, which I had to do years ago when I had Dish. However, it just doesn't make economic sense to buy something that you still have to pay a monthly service charge for. That being said, if I could, I would try oiling it first. Just a drop of WD-40 into the bushing would solve most fan issues. If not, replacing one would probably set you back a measly 4 or 5 bucks. ;)

 

 

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:57 PM

Now I'm curious if anyone was able to fix their noisy fans with some WD-40. If so, how/where did you apply it? Through one of the vents?

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 10:48 PM

Now I'm curious if anyone was able to fix their noisy fans with some WD-40. If so, how/where did you apply it? Through one of the vents?

 

The problem is, you would have to remove the DVR's cover (which in my case has a Directv seal) and then remove the fan from it's housing to access the bushing. In some cases there is a thin paper or foiled shield glued to the back, covering it.

 

 

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 08:24 AM

Not sure WD40 on an electric fan is the best move.


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 12:52 PM

You can always buy your own box, which I had to do years ago when I had Dish. However, it just doesn't make economic sense to buy something that you still have to pay a monthly service charge for. That being said, if I could, I would try oiling it first. Just a drop of WD-40 into the bushing would solve most fan issues. If not, replacing one would probably set you back a measly 4 or 5 bucks. ;)

 

 

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Actually I have over 10 HRs that I own.  Naturally, with my luck, a fan has never failed.

 

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 12:53 PM

Not sure WD40 on an electric fan is the best move.

 

Why?  I have used it on my whole house fan for years.  Both on the motor and the fan itself.

 

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:22 PM

Not sure WD40 on an electric fan is the best move.

oil for small appliances or watches will works OK



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 05:16 PM

Why?  I have used it on my whole house fan for years.  Both on the motor and the fan itself.

 

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Because it is flammable and it has poor staying power when compared to light machine oil. It also does not lubricate nearly as well as machine oil. Its primary advantage is that it is a SOLVENT and will cut through corrosion and temporarily lubricate at the same time. I won't use it in or near electronics, ever. (besides that, it stinks) :eek2:


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