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 Posted: Sat Jan 16th, 2021 09:37 pm
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Ray Mason
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Hello everyone,
This fan belongs to a family member, it runs great but needs a good cleanup, lube & paint. I want to remove the blade, but it's held on with a rubber hub, I haven't seen that before. Can someone tell me how the blade can be safely removed from this fan?

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 Posted: Sun Jan 17th, 2021 02:21 am
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Ray those were used on all of the "strap" type GE fans & can be a real pain. Someone years ago told me to soak that grommet in WD40 to soften it up. Then get between the the blade hub/grommet & the motor housing with a screw driver or small pry bar & gently pry outward. Hopefully it will slide off a little at a time until it clears the shaft. After it is removed, unscrew those three screws in front of the motor & the cage will come off.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 17th, 2021 02:51 am
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Arjun Saini
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nice GE strap fan

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 Posted: Sun Jan 17th, 2021 09:16 am
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Thanks Stan. Biggest concern is the hub or grommet might be destroyed in the process of removing it. I'm willing to bet a replacement , if it ever was available no longer is. Anybody ever find a replacement?
Thanks Arjun, I'm glad you like it!

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 Posted: Sun Jan 17th, 2021 10:18 am
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Thomas Peters
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Yes, someone apparently did find a replacement. They used vacuum caps, found at auto parts stores.
You should be able to find the thread here with a website search

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 Posted: Sun Jan 17th, 2021 03:50 pm
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Arjun Saini
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blue spruce is the color?

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 Posted: Sun Jan 17th, 2021 07:03 pm
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Ray Mason
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Thanks Thomas I did see where someone used vacuum caps as a replacement. I'm hoping I can get this one off & back on without destroying it.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 17th, 2021 07:04 pm
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Ray Mason
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I'm not sure but I think this is spruce green.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 19th, 2021 01:12 pm
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RAY , THOSE ARE A PAIN TO TAKE APART. THE RUBBER HUB CAN INDEAD BE DAMAGED. THE GE MANUAL THAT COMES WITH REPLACMENT NOS HUBS SAYS TO SOAK THE RUBBER IN RUBBING ALCOHOL TO SOFTEN IT UP...

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 Posted: Wed Mar 10th, 2021 09:15 pm
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Ray Mason
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Tom Zapf wrote: RAY , THOSE ARE A PAIN TO TAKE APART. THE RUBBER HUB CAN INDEAD BE DAMAGED. THE GE MANUAL THAT COMES WITH REPLACMENT NOS HUBS SAYS TO SOAK THE RUBBER IN RUBBING ALCOHOL TO SOFTEN IT UP...Tom,
You are sure right! Luckily the hub was still quite supple, it stayed on the rotor shaft when I pried the blade off with two screwdrivers.

The fan cleaned up nicely and runs great, it's back with her owner and she's delighted with it!
The paint is Krylon Matte Aqua and Krylon Gloss Dover White.

Ray

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 Posted: Wed Mar 10th, 2021 10:17 pm
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Arjun Saini
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awww man it looks sooo good that i need it LOL

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 Posted: Wed Mar 10th, 2021 11:26 pm
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Ray Mason
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Thanks, Arjun :up:,Glad you like it!

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 Posted: Wed Mar 10th, 2021 11:28 pm
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your welcome i should go now before i start drooling LOL

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 Posted: Thu Mar 11th, 2021 02:10 am
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Brice Nagelmaker
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That looks fantastic. Those fans kinda grew on me, versatile, quiet, and bomb proof.

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