Why does my fan oscillate but the blades don't spin?
My fan is a holmes 18" standing fan. Not one of those tower fans. When we turn it on, we hear nothing. No
humming, buzzing, nothing. However, when we set it to
oscillate, it does oscillate, but the blades still won't spin.
However, at the end of each oscillating turn, it makes a
strange noise, almost humming in a way, before it goes silent again (except for the oscillating motor, of course).