The crushing summer heat and humidity are on their way out. We have been relying on three box fans to help keep the house from getting too stuffy this summer, so it was very noticeable when one of them broke.
To be more specific, the little plastic speed dial had fatigued and the teeth inside it that grip the motor post had snapped off. You could twist and twist all day long, but it was no longer turning the post below that connects to the motor.
I could have gone to Wally world and spent $15-20 on a replacement fan, but I figured there was a cheaper fix. Using a little hot glue, I re-attached the dial with post below it.
After letting it ‘cure’ for 30 minutes it was as good as new. Super glue also probably would have worked, but I knew where the hot glue gun was.