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 Posted: Mon Feb 8th, 2010 06:39 pm
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Anyone have a source for Levolier switches in big Emerson pedestal fans? It seems to be a double layer with 4 sets of screws? I have some double layers with 3 sets of screws but I don't think that will work. I will try to dig up a picture but there are no markings or writing on the side of the switch.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 8th, 2010 06:47 pm
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Russ Huber
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Good luck finding one of those multi speed levoliers unless you can find another one from the past that functions. These work...Double throw/center off/Triple pole.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 8th, 2010 06:50 pm
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 Posted: Mon Feb 8th, 2010 06:52 pm
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 Posted: Mon Feb 8th, 2010 07:28 pm
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Wow Russ Huber is the man with the plan!


I gotta order a bunch of these as they're used on ILG's too.

RUSS, I also got your swan parts here again (Thank you Russ Petta for storing them for so long!!!). I need to figure out a way to ship them to you or we can use the AFCA relay system from the Mardi Gras meet next week if thats better! The base weighs a TON.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 8th, 2010 10:00 pm
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In some cases the levolier is still inside the bullet and functional. I have seen them with the chain retainer nipple missing off the switch. These can be repaired using parts from a more common single speed levolier and your back in business. The 3 pole double throw looks intimidating but the facts are I rigged one. If I can do it...anyone can. :up: I just simply took continuity readings on a good switch and figured the correct connections and splices needed on the double throw for the high and low. The switch runs from roughly $15-25 depending where you buy it. :up:

I'm interested in talking to you about the Swan in the near future. Later dude. :up:

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 Posted: Mon Feb 8th, 2010 10:38 pm
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Here's another continuity diagram...knock yourself out. :up: If the wires are still hooked up to the switch correctly your in even more luck. :clap:

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 Posted: Mon Feb 8th, 2010 11:34 pm
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Again, your the man Russ. The centrifugal start one is the one I need. I will try to wrap my brain around the diagrams (not so good in that dept, lots of wires confuse me!)

As far as the Swan, it has "Huber" written all over it as soon as your ready.

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So Russ, I have studied your diagrams and looked long and hard at your picture where you appear to have used 3PDT switch and I just can't wrap my mind around it.

I have wired up 77466/8-xx fans before and I know how to determine the speeds for that type of motor but this one has got me stumped.

I don't have an old switch to reference and I took your suggestion and got a 3PDT switch. I just can't figure out what goes where to get the Hi-Off-Lo set up. Also, where does the capacitor go in line?

I added a couple of pictures so you know what I am dealing with.

Thanks for any direction!

- Scott

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One more

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 Posted: Fri Sep 2nd, 2011 02:52 pm
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and another. Btw, can you post multiple pictures into one posting? I don't see an advanced mode to just code it in.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 2nd, 2011 02:53 pm
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and the last one.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 2nd, 2011 02:59 pm
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Scott, you can post multiple photos here but only if you have the photos hosted someplace like Photobucket, Flckr, etc. Copy and past the "IMG Code" to the body of a post and the photos will show up.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 2nd, 2011 03:04 pm
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ah ha! thanks!

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 Posted: Fri Sep 2nd, 2011 03:12 pm
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I'm sorry, if I had the fan here I could probably help you...they are gone. If your fan was still wired to the original switch when you got it, and you marked the wire locations on the original switch...you should be able to make the transition doing continuity tests from the switch as it is rotated through the speeds. You can then apply this to your new switch using the necessary splices. If you cannot figure it out...find a motor shop to meter the wires and make the correct connections. Good luck.

I just nailed 8 heavy duty levolier switches for parts. unfortunately they are not the harder to find mult-circuit. These are on and off switches but rated at 10 AMP.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 2nd, 2011 03:15 pm
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Russ Huber wrote:
I'm sorry, if I had the fan here I could probably help you...they are gone. If your fan was still wired to the original switch when you got it, and you marked the wire locations on the original switch...you should be able to make the transition doing continuity tests from the switch as it is rotated through the speeds. You can then apply this to your new switch using the necessary splices. If you cannot figure it out...find a motor shop to meter the wires and make the correct connections. Good luck.

I just nailed 8 heavy duty levolier switches for parts. unfortunately they are not the harder to find mult-circuit. These are on and off switches but rated at 10 AMP.


No worries Russ. It came with no switch and that I guess is why I am stumped as I have no starting point.
The motor shop is a good suggestion. I'll probably do that rather than risk damaging the motor.
Thanks for responding!

- Scott

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my roto-beam is the first fan i have with a multi speed pull chain, and im just fretting the day that it snaps.

i just unplug it when i want i off.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 2nd, 2011 05:34 pm
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I have a couple levolier switches. I'll take a look at what I have when I get home. If someone has a need, I can make them available.

I know a guy at the flea market who does lots of clean outs, and he likes hardware. I've bought at least three levolier switches from him, as well as boxes of NOS brass screws and a few plugs.

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A shot in the dark here...

Anyone have Levolier Model 266 and 450 double layer switches?

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Can someone clarify this? Maybe post better photos or a wiring diagram showing the motor, the capacitor, and the 3PDT switch. 
Thanks. 

Last edited on Sat Aug 24th, 2019 11:13 am by David Hoatson

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Dave, in the Post-1950 forum I bumped the thread I posted to the top of the list.   It outlines it perfectly and has been replicated by many members with success.  I think it has the info you're looking for.  

Best of success!

Last edited on Sat Aug 24th, 2019 12:08 pm by Lane Shirey

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