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 Posted: Sun Jan 31st, 2010 03:47 am
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Alison Fea
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I'm working on an Emerson 14666 and I am having a wire dilemma. It looks like the head cord on this fan was once two strands light olive green with a tan & green tracer and one strand plain light olive. I'm curious, what is the closest current production wire I can get to this? I have checked my options on Sundial and OTR and a don't have a clear winner. The only green seems to be bungalow cord and a three wire twist without a common sheath is proving tricky. I can twist my own of course but I would rather not use bugalow cord on this one if I can help it. Any ideas for my best bet? :D

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 Posted: Sun Jan 31st, 2010 12:32 pm
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Fred Berry
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I believe that stock those had a common-sheathed head cord...

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 Posted: Sun Jan 31st, 2010 06:06 pm
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This one I have has three wires, looks original to me and I don't get the impression that they were sheathed, could've been I guess.  But when I took it apart to clean it I didn't see and left-over sheath in the base where the wires go in.  I recently made a short vid of the fan, you can see the wires pretty well at one point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esvCp-P3buQ 

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 Posted: Sun Jan 31st, 2010 06:43 pm
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When I restored a 14644 it had a three wire head cord unsheathed...original I guess.  I just took equal lengths of single strand black cloth covered wire and braided it nice'N perty from the stator wire connections down.  Worked slick.  if you want the pretty color codes on your cloth cover wires.... good luck. :up:

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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 03:05 am
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Alison Fea
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Thanks guys :D I am not holding out any hope of matching the color code. It would be nice but I'm pretty sure it's just not happening. I'm just looking for something that nagging purist in me will be happy with to replace the rotten stuff.

I don't see any evidence of a sheath so I figured I was looking for a three wire unsheathed cord. I'm just not sure bungalow cord (the only green wire I know of) will make me happy. I was hoping for some plain green if anyone had a line on some. If not black or tan (the green faded to tan and looks pretty good to me) may be my best bet. Decisions, decisions. You should see me pick out a gallon o' paint.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 03:15 am
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One of the worse things to me is to have something that doesn't work.  If it doesn't work, I don't want it.  I hope you get the wiring right eventually, imo it's not very hard.  If you don't have electronic equip, I think there are 12(?) diff connections you can try with a 3 wire head wire:wondering:

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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 03:36 am
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Alison: Should be three wires coming out of the motor to switch. Take alook at the photo I have posted and it gives all the possible combos. Remember, the correct combo the fan will start-up and run on each of the three speeds. Hope this helps.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 03:41 am
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So is that 15?:idea

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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 03:48 am
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Luckily, only one wire was completely broken so by an easy process of elimination I was still able to make a good diagram and tag the wires during tear down. I took pictures too. I am pretty sure I know where everything goes. I'm just not sure what a good original replacement wire would be since there doesn't seem to be any green other than bungalow cord out there. I will hang on to your combo notes Ron in case I get myself into trouble. Thanks!

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