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 Posted: Thu Jun 6th, 2019 03:58 pm
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Wes Vreeland
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Emerson S60 Fan Parts Needed

In the shop for repair this week are a couple of Emerson S60 fans.  Both need Levolier 450 switch love.  Does anyone have replacements?  Replacement parts like the little cams inside that always break (Russ knows what I mean.)  Customer wants original switches.  I am aware I can replace with a modern toggle switch

Also.....anyone have an idea of the original feet this fan would've had?


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 Posted: Thu Jun 6th, 2019 04:33 pm
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S60 is the 3 blade model I believe.

I can sometimes repair the Levoliers, but I'd honestly recommend going with the toggle. Levoliers are just are not reliable at this point in time after 75 years of aging of the fiberboard panels and wear and tear on the contacts.

Are they capacitor motors or split phase? Different switches for the two.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 6th, 2019 04:39 pm
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These are both 4-blade S60's.  Blades are chromed steel.  Motor is a 6-pole split-phase with centrifugal switch.
I need 4 cammed wheels from inside the levolier to fix the better switch.

The other switch is toast and will need to be replaced altogether.  Im trying to talk the owner into a toggle, but I offered to at least ask if anyone had parts.

Hens teeth + Unicorn Tears = Levolier 450 Switch

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 Posted: Thu Jun 6th, 2019 11:45 pm
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4 blades are cool. I have a 24" and a 30" model in those. Nice fans but run real hot based on the design of the motor.

I'd be interested in the broken ones. I occasionally will find them with messed up terminals.

I hope this helps but here is the *original* diagram. The problem is sometimes the layers go out of sync and the terminals mess up.




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 Posted: Fri Jun 7th, 2019 02:03 pm
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Andrew-May the gods smile upon you for that wiring diagram  :D

Any idea on proper resistance readings?  

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 Posted: Fri Jun 7th, 2019 11:56 pm
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I just happen to have a levolier 450 in excellent condition. Price is 100 plus a couple for shipping 

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 Posted: Tue Jun 11th, 2019 12:32 am
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 Posted: Tue Jun 11th, 2019 02:18 pm
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I missed the last post. I can try to Ohm a good one out but I don't know offhand. Again, I caution the original owner to replace them at this point or at the very least, install an inline switch to augment them for day to day operation.

I collect mostly large pedestals and regularly use a 30" K60 and several 24" Vortalexes, all with their original Levoliers in various stages of repair. I either use the below switch at the plug in the wall or, in the case of my daily driver Vortalex in my living room, which had shot wiring so the original in-line plug was replaced with a standard two-prong, I plug that in between the fan base female and the fan head male. Easy to reach, unobtrusive, removable and best of all, it saves day to day wear and tear of turning the fan on and off (and since I usually use it on low, cycling hi-off-low).

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-13-Amp-Plug-In-Switch-Tap-with-On-Off-Switch-White-1469-W/302009546

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 Posted: Thu Jun 13th, 2019 11:11 am
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I’d like to buy that switch from you Charles Tedrick.  Let me know how to get you folding money....

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 Posted: Thu Jun 13th, 2019 12:17 pm
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I’ve posted procedures for replacing the Levolier with an inexpensive, reliable toggle switch.  That’s my suggestion.  

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This is repair is for pay.  The payer wants the original switch.  I will suggest an ancillary on/off so they don't wear out the levlier.

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