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 Posted: Wed Aug 30th, 2017 11:32 am
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Tom Nordin
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Just started working on a 10" Hunter Century fan and have two questions to begin with:
1) How do I get this switch removed?  Does that small white dot need to come off and I'll find a screw underneath?  Does not appear that anything from the underside of the base is involved in doing so.  If so, what's the trick to getting that dot removed without mucking it up?



2) The gear box grease seal/gasket is in poor shape - almost looks like it could be Mica?.  I was thinking perhaps I could make my own using a thin plastic sheet, like that from a report binder cover or similar.  Anybody else come across this?  What have you done?



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 Posted: Wed Aug 30th, 2017 11:38 am
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Lane Shirey
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If you get the tip of a razor blade or xacto knife under the edge of that plastic cap, it'll pop off. 

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 Posted: Fri Sep 1st, 2017 02:06 am
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Marce Clark
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on some of those Hunter Century fans there is a clip on the inside of the switch that has to be removed before you take the knob off then you can remove the switch. be careful when removing the clip they are spring loaded.
As far as the seal i went to Auto Zone and got some gasket material and made my own.
Hope this helps.

Marce

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Tom Zapf
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THAT TYPE OF KNOB THE WHITE DOT COMES OFF AND THERE IS A SCREW UNDERNEATH... MY EXPERIENCE ONLY TOM

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 Posted: Sat Sep 2nd, 2017 02:21 pm
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Thanks guys.

Yes, the exact-o knife got between there nicely and it popped right off without damage.

I think I found a proper product for making the gaskets.  Running them through a Mic I find them to be ~.01", or about 1/64" thick.  Vegetable Fiber gasket material - also called Detroiter gasket material.  Tough and made for petroleum, oil and grease type exposures.  Goes even thinner than my needs - as thin as .006".  Found a 3 foot sheet on eBay for $5.

Thanks again.

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