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 Posted: Mon Jun 3rd, 2019 05:15 pm
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Aaron Hardy

Joined: Thu Aug 2nd, 2018
Location: Tuscola, Texas USA
I’m told my capacitor size is too small. Did some research and that would certainly lead to an over-current situation as well at the temps I’m seeing.  Not sure how I managed to managed to screw that one up.

I also happened upon an older post about oil and answered my own question there. 

New question regarding the rotor retaining assembly that screws onto the end of the oscillator shaft bearing (not sure what exactly it’s called): in other pictures I’ve seen (and when I disassembled this fan), the floor extension of the retaining assembly was at 6 o’clock.

When I reassembled the fan, the assembly seated with the extension in the 9 o’clock position. I had to replace the white plastic washers you see in the picture with fiber washers, so I’m guessing the difference in thickness of the washers is causing the assembly to line up differently. Does the extension for the oscillator shaft have to be at 6 o’clock? When I tried shimming it with an extra washer, the assembly ended up binding the rotor keeping it from spinning freely. One less washer causes the extension to rotate even further clockwise. Thoughts?