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 Posted: Mon Jan 1st, 2018 09:42 pm
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William Bakunis
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Found at the town dump couple weeks ago. I would like to restore it. Normally I enjoy working on garden tractors. Should be fun working on this fan. I haven't been able to find a wiring diagram for this. I did take pictures of the current wiring but it's a complete mess. The motor field windings are toast.Ill see if I can find a repair shop or maybe ill just replace them myself. 










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 Posted: Tue Jan 2nd, 2018 10:18 am
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Lane Shirey
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It looks like the wiring is intact, though crumbly, so just mark everything and replace the wiring one by one. You might do best posting in the BST section for a motor, as a rewind will be more than the value of the fan. Also make sure to check that the cap is good. Sometimes they're bad. 
Best of success and welcome to the forum! 

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 Posted: Sat Jan 6th, 2018 05:03 am
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William Bakunis
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Thanks. I got a PM from Jack Smith. He shared his thread that he restored the same exact fan. Jack did a great job. Ill replace the compacitor, switch, and resistor as they're fairly cheap. I agree that the motor windings look mostly intact. I'm not sure if I can trust it though. I would like to give myself a challenge of rewinding the motor haha  :D . Most of the thin insulators separating the windings were crumbling and missing. Would this have caused a short out?


Thread to Jack's Restoration: 
http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=37573&forum_id=5&highlight=22+ohms+

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 Posted: Sun Jan 7th, 2018 02:57 am
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Levi Mevis
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That motor's windings might of been fine if you would of reinsulated them with insulating varnish, because the motor's windings still looks good yet, from what I could see of them in your pictures.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 10th, 2018 12:59 am
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Your motor is toast. I wouldn't apply power at all. Good luck on the restore.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 20th, 2018 04:31 pm
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William Bakunis
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Kevin Massey wrote: Your motor is toast. I wouldn't apply power at all. Good luck on the restore.Thanks. Hopefully once the weather warms up ill go back to working on it. Found all the parts and wires needed. I won't give up on it  :D

Sorry for necroing the post. Wanted to make sure no one thought I abandoned this project.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 20th, 2018 07:56 pm
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Zachary Parr
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Cool you should show a before and after once you are done

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 Posted: Tue Mar 27th, 2018 05:06 pm
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Like Zach said, show us when it is done. You will probably have to media blast it before painting, getting sandpaper between those rings will be a b!tch! Those are some of the first "smaller" fans I collected(compared to the 36-48 inch "whole house/attic fans" I have been fixing up for many years), got at least a half dozen. I really like the "Jet Age" mid-century look. In fact, we use one in our commercial-quality kitchen here at the charity where I work several times a week. I have not really done anything with mine besides run them, as older cast iron/polished brass fans have pretty much taken over my interests(except my beloved Vortalexes).

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