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 Posted: Sun May 12th, 2019 04:27 pm
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Andrew Trout
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Dug this fan out of a barn, and surprisingly it's in really good shape. Not sure of a year of manufacture, but it has cleaned up nice. I want to replace the brittle cloth wiring and use it. Anything I should watch out for? This fan does not have a light but I did notice a wire with a brass tag crimped on that had an L stamped in it. The other two tags have an M stamped in them. I did search on the forum and found another post that had a brochure on this model with the larger version. I know you put oil in the top reservoir but not sure how much. Also id feel better about pulling the motor apart to clean up the bearing surface before oiling. It sounds like when I spin it there's some dirt in there. It was in a barn so I'm sure a thorough cleaning would help much more than hurt. Happy to share photos when I get it rebuilt and hung.

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 01:33 am
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You have a 1953 36" ceiling fan. The L wire was for a light, you could add a light fitter to those. You can replace the cotton wire, but if it is not in bad condition, slide heat shrink tubing over it.

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 02:47 am
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Stan Adams wrote: You have a 1953 36" ceiling fan. The L wire was for a light, you could add a light fitter to those. You can replace the cotton wire, but if it is not in bad condition, slide heat shrink tubing over it.Thank you for the response. The cloth/cotton wire doesn't appear bad I just figured with it's age newer wire would be beneficial for hanging it and putting it to use on occasion.

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 10:59 am
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These are great fans, I just finished restoring a 1949 model that I plan on hanging in my study. If you were to replace the lead wires, it's pretty simple on these. Hot wire running straight down the shaft to the 2-speed Levolier, neutral running to one side of the stator coil.

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 03:23 pm
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It is best to remove the switch, unscrew the oil cup (may be backwards threads), remove the bottom cover, remove the rotor, then inspect and clean everything. You may want to replace the ball thrust bearing, as they are cheap and often noisy. But, if the bearing is smooth, no need to replace.
Ohm the switch. If it is more than 1 ohm, it will need to be cleaned or replaced. 

By looking at the oil cup, you can get an idea of how much oil they hold. You want the oil level maybe 1/2” higher than the top of the ball bearing, so the oil can get sucked up into the main shaft as the fan runs.

Some ceiling fans need the threads of the oil cup sealed or the oil will leak out. I use Yamabond4, an excellent oil-resistant non-hardening sealer designed for motorcycle engines. 

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 03:42 pm
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One really easy way to get the right amount of oil is to go to Home Depot or Lowes & get a bottle of Hunter ceiling fan oil. The amount of oil in the little bottle is the perfect amount for Emerson ceiling fans of your era as well.

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 Posted: Tue May 14th, 2019 01:06 pm
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Thank you all for the great information. I'm hoping to get the room it's going in finished up in the next month so I'll get it hung up and share some photos then.

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