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 Posted: Wed Jun 27th, 2012 10:16 pm
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Wayne Bengston
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I could not find anything on the motor.

Here are pics though;








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 Posted: Wed Jun 27th, 2012 10:27 pm
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Do you have yourself a "Kill-a-Watt" meter? This tool will be helpful in determining whether or not your motor is drawing too much power.

Check your PM.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 28th, 2012 06:04 am
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Wayne Bengston
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Couldnt find my kill a watt meter, grrr.

I did however, make a wiring diagram and unwire the swithc, then test it.

I did try pulling the capacitor out of the circuit and it had no effect whatsoever. It acts exactly the same with and without the capacitor in.

The wires are not color coded. There are 3 in one bundle and two in another. All are brown.

Anyone know if this looks at all right?



I feel like I need to trace out the motor wiring, but am not sure how. I did try hooking the DMM across the different wires, but am unsure what I am looking at.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 28th, 2012 01:01 pm
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You said that the motor ran exactly the same with and WITHOUT the capacitor? That would mean that one of the leads for the capacitor is broken somewhere. Or at least that is definitely a possiblity.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 28th, 2012 01:38 pm
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Considering that it seemed to run fine for a moment, when I first started it up, a broken lead does sound like a distinct possibility.

Guess I need to pull the motor and open it up.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 2nd, 2012 12:43 pm
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i have your exact fan in my 1964 Sears catalogue. This model started out in early 1960s as a Homart. My 1961 catalogue has a different looking model (in detail) and it was blue... this model here also came in a deeper bladed model. The earlier models had westinghouse motors, later ones GE at least for the top CFM models. The housing had a deep venturi and three different blades. The 2 speed model you have had a shallower blade and by the later 60's was set into a much thinner housing (there is a picture in this thread) with two knobs low down on the right side. The deep bladed model was the top of the line until 1974 when a 4 bladed version was offered just until 1975 or 76. This is a good fan, i hope you are using it welll

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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2012 07:34 pm
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After reading through this entire thread I just bought a 9025 Kenmore Window fan off ebay for $157.50. Looks like a beautiful fan with 3 speeds, reverse, and thermo, and I am really looking forward to putting it in my living room window.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 20th, 2012 01:22 pm
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homart changed to kenmore in 1962 i think. the early motors were westinghouse, the later ones in the 70's were GE. i have had a number over the years. The housing style we are all looking at ran from 1960 to 1976 with different colors, and blades. I have the rollaround version of the fan with the deep blades, 3 speed and it is a 1/5 hp motor and on high speed you had better watch out.  the eraly versions were two speeds and a blue white combo, very rare. The deep housing shown here with either slender blade or deep one. The tan/beige/gold colors started in early 60's. There is a blue-ish fan here in the thread that came later and the deep housing was then only for the 3 speed models and the 2 speed models had a very slender housing with the 2 white knobs low down on the right. there was also a slender 2 speed exhaust version. The deep housing three speed model stayed unchainged really thru the 70's early half as "Sears Best". In 1974 a 4 wing blade that looked like a 1958 lasko breezemaker was added and that fan had a gray housing. The former top of the line 3 winger stayed with the gold color. In 1977 Sears disocontinued ALL of its previous models, most made by Vernco, and had just one 20" window fan, with a platic grille, faced inwards with knobs in the upper right. No more belt drive fan, no more hopped up motors either. It was the end of an era...

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 Posted: Sun Jul 22nd, 2012 12:17 am
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So we're up to the 70's....so when was this "Plastic Powerhouse" made/sold?  (It's one of my "keepers" - just amazingly powerful!)


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 Posted: Sun Jul 22nd, 2012 12:43 am
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Hey Keith, I remember those being sold in the early 80s.  Considered buying one (for about 2 minutes) but was freaked about all the plastic. Opted for a Lakewood W88 instead.

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 Posted: Sun Jul 22nd, 2012 05:02 am
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Keith Cordt wrote: So we're up to the 70's....so when was this "Plastic Powerhouse" made/sold?  (It's one of my "keepers" - just amazingly powerful!)




Keith,

Those were the last of the "REAL" Sears Best whole house window fans,3 speeds electrically reversible w/thermo.Have that exact same fan.Bought one new in 1982,paid $119.00 for the fan and it's still in service doing fan duty this summer in my Moms house and has been since I gave it to them in 1992.The plastic housing has yellowed over the years,but has not cracked.The fan has an Emerson motor with oil ports and a "DEEP"pitched blade.I clean the fan and oil it every season.Talk about air movement ? It's in an upstairs window and there are 2 windows open 1/2 way upstairs,and 3 windows open 1/2 way downstairs and the back door open from an enclosed porch,with the fan on medium speed it makes curtians downstairs stand 1/2 way out from them,on high speed ,well need I say more ?? Plus the air being pulled up the stairwell is like a small windtunnel.I had my reserviations when I bought the fan cause of the plastic housing,but the fan has proved itself over the years.I'm sure if a fan of this quality was to be produced these days it would most likely cost about $275.00.Sure don't make em like they used to HUH ??.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 23rd, 2012 12:29 pm
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russ, i think we all missed the Simpson Sears note, that means canada... it looks very clean. The westinghouse motors ahd no oil holes, the Ge motors did, they came later.

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