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 Posted: Thu Sep 19th, 2019 04:40 pm
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Sean Richardson
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I recently found my late grandfathers Fan stuffed in the back of a garage closet and I want to get it working properly and use it in my office to remember him by. When plugged in, the fan turns on and oscillates great. I can tell the setting is stuck on High cause it moves a ton of air.
I took off the bottom plate to inspect the wiring and looks like some solders came off and isn't connected to the switch anymore. My question is, whats the best way to get this fan rewired so the fan controls work and is safe?

Included some pictures for ya'll, any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 24th, 2019 11:36 am
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it looks like your switch is actually broken, the switch on your fan is a Cutler-Hammer 3 speed fan switch which are fairly readily available, I actually have 2 of them myself that work perfectly that I pulled from non-working fans, they are fairly simple replace/rewire. 
The tricky part is trying to get the knob off, which requires you to remove that white circle cover on the knob to access the retaining screw, that is done by sticking a small sewing needle into that white cover and popping it out, being careful not to damage it or lose it.

Your Fan is a FASCO branded fan that dates to the late 1940s, interestingly enough the company that made this fan is still in business to this day, only they got out of the fan business in the 1970s or so and now they just make motors for furnace blowers and AC compressors and for other fan manufacturers.

Hope this helps.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 24th, 2019 07:24 pm
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Sean don't know where you are located, but if you are anywhere around the Houston TX area, bring it over to the Houston Fan Meet October 5th & we'll help you with it.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 24th, 2019 07:44 pm
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Hey Levi,
Thanks for all the info, I really appreciate it. Im currently in the process of cleaning all the parts and waiting for a new switch, grease, oil, and cord to come in. A fellow member has been helping me privately to figure all this stuff out because im really new to this.

Thats really interesting about the Company still being in business though. They don't make things like they use to either, ive noticed the quality of this fan is great.




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 Posted: Tue Sep 24th, 2019 07:50 pm
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Hey Stan,
Im not too far away, I'm about an hour 1/2 south of dallas, or 45 minutes east of Waco. I appreciate the offer and will have to look into that. I work in IT so I deal with electronics a lot but I dont know much about older fans. I'm enjoying the learning process of it all though. With the help ive already received from this group I believe I will be successful in restoring this fan, but dad does live down by Houston so I may make a trip down there sometime.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 24th, 2019 09:17 pm
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I hope you can make it, would love to have you join us! I am 3 miles outside the Northeast tip of Beltway 8. A number of out of town folks show up Friday & Saturday is the biggest day. Are you around the Groesbeck area? If so, your just two hours away!

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Stan Adams wrote: I hope you can make it, would love to have you join us! I am 3 miles outside the Northeast tip of Beltway 8. A number of out of town folks show up Friday & Saturday is the biggest day. Are you around the Groesbeck area? If so, your just two hours away!

Yes sir, town called Wortham. Groesbeck is just down the road.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 25th, 2019 09:23 pm
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I know exactly where Wortham is, Had friends in Donie & Teague. I hope we will see you here!

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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 08:17 pm
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Finally finished repairing my late grandfathers 1940s FASCO Arctic Aire 193-GX fan. Cleaned everything, replaced grease, oil, new switch,all thread bolts/caps, head wire, main wire/plug. Still want to replace the Felt on the bottom.
Here is a link to a video of the fan operating.--->1940's FASCO Arctic Aire 193-GX Fan

Below are some photo's of the finished fan.

























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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 09:49 pm
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Good Job!

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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 09:59 pm
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Mark Olson wrote: Good Job!

Thank you sir! it was a fun experience. Find myself keeping an eye out for others now haha.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 10:07 pm
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And that, my friend, is how it all starts.Be careful, LOL.

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Glad you were able to breath a new life into you heirloom fan, Sean!

Sure wish I had some of my grandparents mid century fans, but the only ones left they had when they passed were 1980s Galaxy fans, which just aren't my style. Good fans, just not my cup of tea.

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Sure glad you got it going, I like Arctic-Aires! Sine it was your grandfather’s, it is extra special. The offer is still there if you are ever down this way.

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Stan Adams wrote: Sure glad you got it going, I like Arctic-Aires! Sine it was your grandfather’s, it is extra special. The offer is still there if you are ever down this way.
Yes sir, it will forever have a special place in my heart. Oddly enough I have had several offers to buy my fan from people who stop by my office at work. It's a great talking piece as well.

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