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 Posted: Thu Jun 11th, 2020 11:11 pm
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Arjun Saini
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hello i just got a ge vortalex its a 16 inch anybody know how to oil it?and also does anybody know how to get the oscilator knob un stuck?

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 Posted: Thu Jun 11th, 2020 11:37 pm
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Cameron Carlile
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Hmm. I'm terribly new to this. What year fan do you have. In the '50 Standard, there's oilite bearings with oiled felt that keeps things lubed. You'll need to disassemble the fan to get to these. I think you have to turn the oscillator  knob counterclockwise to get it loose.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 11th, 2020 11:52 pm
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thanks i will try it

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 Posted: Thu Jun 11th, 2020 11:57 pm
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also do you know what a grey greenish vortalex looks like?

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 Posted: Fri Jun 12th, 2020 01:35 am
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The rear motor bearing is lubed by the oil separation from the grease in the oscillator box. The front bearing is lubed by the oil cup underneath it, fill that cup with oil. On those Vortys you turn the oscillator knob clockwise to engage & counter clockwise to disengage. It may be turned all the way counterclockwise. Remove those two little screws in the oscillator box cover & see if it will turn counterclockwise.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 12th, 2020 03:26 pm
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thank you soo much im looking forward to bringing it at the meet in NJ

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 Posted: Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 02:16 pm
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Hello, I’m a new member too and I have a Vortalex question. I have a late 50’s, early 60’s Vortalex I cleaning and repainting. I’m have a hard time getting the fan blade off the shaft. I have removed the lock screw, and I’m wondering if there is a nut or screw under the center hub where the name Vortalex appears?
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 Malcolm MacGregor 

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 Posted: Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 04:04 pm
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Arjun Saini
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i have that same year as yours there is no screw underneath it try using wd 40 to get off be careful though

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 Posted: Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 09:15 pm
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I got it off,  I used a penetrating oil. I was not prying at the correct location!

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 Posted: Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 11:33 pm
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Arjun Saini
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ok good luck on it!

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 Posted: Tue Jun 23rd, 2020 06:02 pm
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Malcolm MacGregor
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My Vortalex has a current rating of 1.6 amps on the data label. Prior to disassemble, the fan ran well, very quiet. However the motor is hot to the touch. A current reading with an amp clamp shows in high speed it’s pulling 1.8 amps. 0.2 amps higher than the rating. I’m painting it tomorrow and I’m hoping someone can comment of this “runs hot” concern.  Maybe the good cleaning and lubricants will lower the current draw. 

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 Posted: Tue Jun 23rd, 2020 06:13 pm
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i heard if it runs hot its normal

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