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 Posted: Sat Nov 2nd, 2019 07:35 pm
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Nathan Britt
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Does anyone have any advice on how to remove the oscillator wheel and oscillator star knob on a GE 2 star? I thought I should get an expert opinion before I bust something.





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 Posted: Sat Nov 2nd, 2019 07:50 pm
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Todd Adornato
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This is a lengthy thread, but the three entries at the bottom might help:

http://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/53882.html

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 Posted: Sat Nov 2nd, 2019 08:34 pm
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Nathan Britt
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Apparently the star was held by the pin...




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 Posted: Sat Nov 2nd, 2019 08:53 pm
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Nathan Britt
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Lots of pounding...

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 Posted: Sat Nov 2nd, 2019 09:45 pm
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Nathan Britt
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Is this why they're called "star" oscillators? :wondering:

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 Posted: Sat Nov 2nd, 2019 09:46 pm
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Nathan Britt wrote: Is this why they're called "star" oscillators? :wondering:

No, and I have not see that star before.  The "stars" referred to are the two or three somewhat start shaped knobs for the oscillator and rotation adjustment knobs made of brass, usually 4-lobed.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2019 04:12 am
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Nathan Britt wrote: Lots of pounding...

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Nathan:  I’m working on a couple two stars I picked up as a pair and continue to be perplexed with pulling the oscillator wheel as you’ve done here. Is it a roll pin?  I can only see it on one side but I presume it punches thru? Maybe just my old eyes lying to me!  Thanks for any further narrative. 

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2019 04:57 am
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Nathan Britt
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The pin goes through the oscillator wheel and the shaft that holds the wheel. I don't think it is a roll pin, but I'll check it out and get back to you tomorrow afternoon. 

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2019 08:31 pm
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Nathan Britt
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One end of the pin is flattened to prevent it from sliding out.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2019 08:41 pm
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Nathan Britt
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The pin is inserted regular end first through the shaft and into the other side of the wheel. When the pin is pounded all the way in the flat end will bite into the wheel and hold the assembly together.

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Once you find which end is flattened pound the other end until it comes out. Then you can just yank the wheel off.

I used a thin nail as a punch. You will need to support the wheel as it is cast iron and can crack if it is not supported. The star is held on pretty much the same way. I also used a vise to keep the wheel from turning.

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Be careful if you are working on an early 3-star where the oscillator wheel is made of pot metal.   Very fragile stuff.

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Steve Stephens wrote: Be careful if you are working on an early 3-star where the oscillator wheel is made of pot metal.   Very fragile stuff.
I was holding my breath and thinking the same thing. 

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Nathan Britt
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Mine attracts a magnet so I assume it is cast iron.

Last edited on Wed Nov 13th, 2019 04:42 pm by Nathan Britt

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 Posted: Wed Nov 13th, 2019 04:37 pm
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Steve Stephens wrote: Be careful if you are working on an early 3-star where the oscillator wheel is made of pot metal.   Very fragile stuff.3 star? I think my 1922 may be a 3 star. I thought the adjustment knob went with the oscillator.... I looked back at original pics when I got it. Is this where 3rd Star would go?







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