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 Posted: Sat May 12th, 2018 11:27 pm
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Mike Eckenroad
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I have a 16" vane that I have had for a while and I am starting to look at what it needs. How do you remove the motor from the base? I have tried the obvious set screw but didn't want to force anything because the 

bearings are nice and smooth and I want to keep them that way. Someone bypassed the commutator and brushes and wired it direct so I want to put it back to how it should be. It's not like I plan on doing 360s with it but just in case  

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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2018 12:26 am
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Vic Valencheck
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I'm in the process of restoring a 12" vane. Make sure you remove both set screws and brushes. Should pull right out. Might have to shoot some wd40 in there if it doesn't.



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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2018 04:33 pm
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Edward Stokes
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Mike, after removing the set screw and brushes I broke a stubborn 12" apart using nothing but force and the heat from a hairdryer.  I am convinced that solidified grease was the problem as I saw no rust or corrosion and the sleeve cleaned up nicely with acetone, so the heat probably helped.  I knew the bearings were shot and it had to go to Paul anyway, so I got brave banging and prying.  It took about an hour, but if I had thought of your idea of using Miller Lite I could have taken much less time.

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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2018 05:09 pm
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Mike Eckenroad
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Thanks for the input guys, I figured it was that set screw but before I gave it any real force I wanted some confirmation. I have had those projects before that just took a couple hours (and a couple beers) to get it done, just want sure if this was one of them. Now that I know I'll take another stab at it and bring my muscles this time .

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 Posted: Tue May 15th, 2018 05:27 am
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Mike Eckenroad
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Just wanted to let you guys know once I knew I just needed to give it a tug, came right out. I will probably have some questions about how the wires are routed though once I really start working on it. someone had bypassed the brushes so I haven't seen how it's supposed to go..   ... 

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