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 Posted: Sun Apr 8th, 2018 09:26 pm
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Marryann Claritan
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so, I got this Fan today, it was ceased up but all i had to do is the normal clean and lube, also the switch was bad so i will have to take care of that, but it is a normal switch so that will be easy.  anyway, the bottom has a tag tat says the model, also says sears so, i dont know if it is a kenmore, coldspot or what but it is from sears. if someone could tell me when it was made, and how much it is worth or anything else about this it would be appreciated.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 8th, 2018 09:29 pm
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 Posted: Sun Apr 8th, 2018 11:51 pm
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Austin Ko
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Thats a Kenmore. Made by the Signal company. Good little running fans.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 9th, 2018 12:55 am
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okay, i though it was a kenmore because it says sears on the bottom and it also had part of a badge left that looked like an e. yes it runs fine, like i say it had been completely ceased up i could not even turn it with my hand. now it runs very quiet and moves quite a good bit of air.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 9th, 2018 02:45 pm
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Richard Daugird
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If you crop the pictures a bit they will post right side up.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 9th, 2018 03:23 pm
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yes, i figured that out but i was in a hurry to get this all uploaded yesterday before i left so i did not.  i normally take pictures on my camera which only has small resolution so it normally works directly.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 9th, 2018 03:25 pm
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also after the fan ran for about an hour, the osculation started slowing down the motor, it works fine when it is off but when it is on it slows the motor down a lot. the grease in it was not to bad but i put a couple drops of oil in it and mixed it to make it a bit softer but i don't know if putting new grease in it would help or not but it still seems okay.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 12th, 2018 06:51 pm
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I always clean ALL the old grease out and put in new.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 12th, 2018 08:27 pm
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yeah, i took the whole thing apart because it seased up again and the bearings were all gummed up so i cleaned them and put all new oil in the wicks, now it spins freely but i think i put the rotor in backwards because it does like a hammering action.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 16th, 2018 03:43 am
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What are the headwire and switch resistance readings? That's where I normally start.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 16th, 2018 02:16 pm
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the switch is gone, it was just an on and off switch, there is no headwire the cord goes direcctly into the motor. like i say i think i put the rotor in backwards. :hammer:

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 Posted: Mon Apr 16th, 2018 02:25 pm
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If it is turning in the correct direction, yet bumping(front to back motion), some fiber washers (on both ends) to center its rotor within the stator, might just do the trick.

Fiber washers can be obtained from McMaster Carr,  hardware stores, Home Depot, Loews, etc.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 16th, 2018 02:38 pm
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i could try that but it just seems wierd because it was not doing it before and now it is after i took it apart. i did not take off any washers( there were not any to begin with  )  but i do suppose if it was backwards it would spin wrong. i will make a video and upload it to here when i get home probably about 4:00. it is real violent and loud it will knock itself over if i dont hold it.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 17th, 2018 02:47 am
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Isn't there a gear cut into one end of the shaft for oscillation? I don't think you could put it in backwards. If its that violent of pistoning it sounds like you left out a spacer or spring maybe. Some of the smaller fans had a spring on the rotor shaft to take up some of the slack. Fiber washers will work too, you want about 1/8 inch of back and forth play. It could also be hammering if the blade got knocked out of balance.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 17th, 2018 02:20 pm
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the gear comes off and i took it off when i removed it so i dont know, i think it is the right way because it would turn backwards right?

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2018 04:56 am
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Ohh ok. Is one end have a hole through it or notched or something for the gear to lock onto? I know it'll run backwards if you reverse the stator (easy to do on some fans...did it once with a ge) but not sure about rotor.
can you take a pic of the rotor?  

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2018 10:27 am
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The rotor shaft end that originally had the blade attached (front end) likely has a small burr where the setscrew bit into it. You might be able to tell that way. It'll require taking it back apart though. 
If you grab the blade and push and pull it, the rotor shaft should only slide in and out 1/16" to 1/8". If it's more than that, there are washers missing whether you removed them or they broke 50 years ago. Pictures also help us to understand your situation. You mentioned that the fan was gummed up and that you had cleaned it. Sometimes the gummy build up on the rotor shaft can create a dried oil ridge that increases the diameter of the shaft enough to keep it from sliding in and out. When you cleaned it, if there was a ridge there, it was removed, that might be the difference now. If you have a lot of play, add the washers and you should be ok. 


Hopefully you cleaned out all of that oscillator box grease and replaced it with fresh grease. Adding oil to the old grease, is not a solution. Drag on the gears in the oscillator can cause the motor to drag also. 


Best of luck with it! 

Last edited on Wed Apr 18th, 2018 10:42 am by Lane Shirey

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2018 02:19 pm
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yes i replace the grease when i took it apart, also i wil ll make a video of the shaft banging when i get home

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