Hi, my brother asked me to troubleshoot his electrical house fan. He tripped over it and then stepped on the fan blade which then caused one of the fan blade rivets to break off. A closer inspection revealed that the rivet did break off, however, the bracket that is attached to the electrical motor housing, which holds the fan assembly to the stand foundation has also broke off. I believe I made a mistake and did not check to see if the fan motor was working or not before I took it apart. Anyway, I decided to fabricate my own bracket to replace the broken one. I do have pictures of the broken bracket before the repaires where made, and of the new bracket installed after the repairs were made. I can provide these pictures to who ever can provide me with an email address. I have no idea if pictures can be uploaded to this site. So, after I reassembled the fan assembly and applied voltage to the fan motor, it spun for a second then froze up, and I can hear the motor humming. With no voltage applied, the armature spins freely, and it appears to me that I don't have a misalignment problem, not absolutely sure though. With the voltage applied and the motor humming, I tried to spin the armature to help it get started, it responded as if it was locked, would not spin. Can anyone support me with this problem? How can I troubleshoot this problem to see what is wrong? If anyone prefers to email me privately, my email address is: Chevy66@hawaii.rr.com. Thank you for your support, Tommy.