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 Posted: Fri Aug 23rd, 2019 10:08 pm
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Thomas LaVergne
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New member saying hello. I am in my mid 60's and have some old fans I grew up with. I have two Marvin Model 210's that have followed me through life. I acquired an Eskimo 081004 this summer. These are all dual window fans. I also have a Dominion 2017 oscillating desk fan that I am having trouble with. It has been working fine until this morning. I woke up to hear it humming and the fan blades not turning. Motor was warm but not too hot to touch. Am going to take it apart and see what's going on. I assume the motor seized. Any advice on how to repair this? I hate the thought of getting rid of it if it can be fixed.
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 Posted: Fri Aug 23rd, 2019 10:46 pm
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Took fan blade off and turned it on. Spun but after a few revolutions it stopped. Started again by spinning the shaft with my fingers. Appears to need a good lubing. Separated the motor housing.  Doesn't look dusty or linty in there. Any advice on where to oil (and not oil) and/or what type of oil to use? Thanks again.
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 Posted: Sat Aug 24th, 2019 05:22 pm
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Welcome Aboard TL,       On the subject of motor oil,  I’ve been using 3-in-one Motor Oil.  If you decide to purchase a container just be sure that you get the Motor Oil, not the General Purpose type.  As to grease, I was using Park Tool HPG-1 High Performance Grease, but since a bit of reading here on another post I ordered a container of Lucas Red “N” Tacky.
I have also heard that some folks prefer the Royal Purple Brand of grease.
      Dominion manufactured a fine lineup of fans during their production history.   Sounds like yours is past due for a thorough cleaning and proper servicing, including the oscillation gear box.  On my 2012B and C there is a rectangular shaped port above the location of the front bushing. I am assuming your’s has the same.  I’ve been oiling the front bushing here every month of full time use, only 2 drops at most.  I hope I’m not steering you wrong, I do not consider myself to be an expert.  It has been a few years since I have opened the motor can on one of these, and well I do not remember well enough to give you additional input as to servicing the gear box.  Next time I will keep a photographic record, easy enough to do with a cell phone these days.
 Your fan is well worth the time and effort.  We all know Only too well that we just can no longer go to the corner appliance shop to purchase anything even similar to these anymore.....
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 Posted: Sun Aug 25th, 2019 12:53 pm
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Thomas LaVergne
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Thanks for the reply. Still working on it. Hopefully will get it running again today...
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 Posted: Sun Aug 25th, 2019 07:19 pm
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BTW, if you paid your dues to become a member you might want to contact the moderators as you still show as a guest (orange). 
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