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 Posted: Wed Aug 23rd, 2017 10:43 pm
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Jim Roadt
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I got a nice all brass 8 inch GE at fan fair.  I can not get it to run just hum.  I had a local guy who repairs fans check it out.  He did not find any shorts, ohm of stator was 127, switch gave good numbers.  Could not get stator out of motor housing which has small crack in top so I did not want to make it worse.  The stator was out at some point because holes for name plate do not line up. My questions are is there anybody I could send this to for repair and  is it worth repairing
Thanks for any guidance

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 Posted: Thu Aug 24th, 2017 01:01 am
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Levi Mevis
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Man How many of these 8" GE All Brass fans are out there? I've already seen about 3 of them posted about on here by 3 seperate people on here, all with their own unique issues. with that in mind it seems this fan wasn't one of GE's more reliable designs... 

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 Posted: Thu Aug 24th, 2017 12:54 pm
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Will Guidry
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Could be bearing alignment.  The tolerance in these is very precise and if off just a little it will bind the rotor....in my experience.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 24th, 2017 10:43 pm
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Karolyn Badon
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Just found mine is the bearings. After pulling them and replacing it is running smooth, cool and quiet. 
Hold it upside down and see if it runs. 

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 Posted: Fri Aug 25th, 2017 12:07 am
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Lane Shirey
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Mine was finicky getting the bearings centered. When you have it apart, use the rotor or a dowel to swivel the bearings through their range of motion, then oil them well. which will free them up a bit, allowing them to move when you try to align them. Align them by assembling the motor, but don't tighten the bolts at all. 

Tap all around the rotor shaft with a rubberized screwdriver handle. Then tighten the bolts slightly, and tap again, keep repeating until they're snug. If at any time the rotor shaft gets tight and won't free up by tapping, loosen the bolts slightly and try again. 

What you're looking for, is that when the motor bolts are snug (don't overtighten) the rotor should spin freely by hand and go a few revolutions before stopping if given a spin. Any tighter and you need to re-do it. Also, if you added fiber washers, there might be too many. If you push the shaft front to rear, there should be ideally 1/16" play when the bolts are tightened. Over tightening the bolts can distort the motor housing and squeeze the motor too much taking out all of the play, so check that. 

Best of success! 

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 Posted: Fri Aug 25th, 2017 12:46 am
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Jim Roadt
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Thanks for all the help

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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 10:00 pm
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Jim Roadt
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Thanks to Wes on a great job getting my 8 inch back in working orderNicely done

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