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 Posted: Sun Oct 14th, 2012 11:34 pm
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Andrew Prise
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I'm new to AFCA and did a lot of searching before posting this. I bought a Westinghouse 3 speed 162634B non oscillating fan and had a switch question. There are 4 wires coming from the head wire to the switch where each wire is connected as pictured. Is this correct or could I be missing a speed control? I removed the power wire and didn't want to plug it in until I knew the wires were correct.

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Underside of switch

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 Posted: Sun Oct 14th, 2012 11:35 pm
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Andrew, I was searching for the same thing and wondered if you got an answer?  I live in Dallas, Texas and nt very good about understanding where wires go?  Fred

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The headwires may be correct...but...you are missing the speed coil that sits in the center of that switch. There would then be wires coming from the different taps on the coil going to the terminals the headwires are on.

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Thank you very much...that makes sense now!

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I'm not sure what you have here, hopefully others will. I have never seen a Westy with the speed controlled by different windings in the stator, but if you have four headwires, it certainly sounds like that is what you have & would not need a choke coil. That switch has been tampered with, so it appears somebody has already been there & probably wound the motor. Did it work when you got it? If so, it has been rewound or was built like a GE which did not use a choke.

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Just threw this in for interest.

https://books.google.com/books?id=bUk_AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA321&lpg=PA321&dq=notable+advance+in+westinghouse+fans&source=bl&ots=Yf9JST7eGO&sig=VhOyAC5Few67pYeG5Zho_C58a3k&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZ4_2e1MrVAhVD8IMKHdhSAYgQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=notable%20advance%20in%20westinghouse%20fans&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=u37mAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA594&dq=current+transformer+in+the+base+in+place+of+a+choke+coil&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjJvqaW28rVAhWHwYMKHen6CP8Q6AEISTAG#v=onepage&q=current%20transformer%20in%20the%20base%20in%20place%20of%20a%20choke%20coil&f=false

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Andrew's fan looks to be a 1913 model so would not have the details of the newly designed 1919 models.   
From Bill Voigt's survey-

162634 style="font-size: 8pt" 6 blade Westy non-osc. 12” 2-speed 100-110v. S/N 508528 2 speed 
162634A
(162634B- Ser.No. 992060 100-120 volts 60 cycles  Andrew Prise's fan)
162634C - 6 blade Westy non-osc 12 in - Serial No. 1043815

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 Posted: Wed Aug 9th, 2017 11:02 pm
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Fred Frederiksen
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Thank you Russ very, very much!  Helps a lot!


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 Posted: Wed Aug 9th, 2017 11:24 pm
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Fred Frederiksen wrote: Thank you Russ very, very much!  Helps a lot!


Fred

Fred, I am sorry.  What I posted above does not apply to your fan.  It is another approach Westinghouse came up with excluding the use of centrifugal switch.


Your fan appears to be as it left the factory. Other examples like it have been posted here before.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 10th, 2017 01:19 am
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I did finally get my fan all put back together. After talking with some old time electricians from what I understand is the old DC current used to provide the different speeds with the switch on the fan. Now with the AC current I only have 1 speed on any setting. Again I am no expert but this is just what I've been told!

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Thanks Andrew,  got great feedback and appreciate all!


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