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 Posted: Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 02:04 pm
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Charley Thompson
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I have been restoring my grandfather's Westinghouse desk fan, style #1381894.  I thought I had marked all of the wires when I took it apart, but through my first attempts at soldering, etc. something got left out.  The fan has a two speed rheostat and I am attaching photos of what I have.  I am a woodworker and this is way outside my comfort zone, so any help would be greatly appreciated.





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 Posted: Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 05:00 pm
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Levi Mevis
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You have a 10" PowerAire Fan from the late 1940s the one wire you left out is part of the speed control system, I have a 12" LivelyAire fan that wires up in a similar manner, I'll post some pics for you.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 06:09 pm
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That wouild be awesome!  Thank you!!

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 Posted: Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 07:59 pm
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No problem.
Here's the picture below. 





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 Posted: Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 09:30 pm
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This is terrific!  Thank you, but I have to ask a newbie question.  I think I see where everything connects except for the two wires coming down from the fan motor.  I don't fully understand where those two wires connect.  I have done what I can see, and I end up with an extra wire.  Sorry to be a dope.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 10:06 pm
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The wires coming from the motor go to one side of the power cord and one side of the power switch and speed resistor.

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