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 Posted: Sun Apr 15th, 2018 06:28 am
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Pete Billing
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I'm repairing this fan and the armature windings have resistance in the megaohms range after a short.  Can anyone tell me if there is some readily-available motor that would be a drop-in?  I can't find specs and it won't measure so I'm kind of stuck.    :hammer:

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 Posted: Sun Apr 15th, 2018 11:19 pm
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Pete Billing wrote: I'm repairing this fan and the armature windings have resistance in the megaohms range after a short.  Can anyone tell me if there is some readily-available motor that would be a drop-in?  I can't find specs and it won't measure so I'm kind of stuck.    :hammer:
Hi Pete.  It's hard to know without pictures of the fan.  Many of us have parts around, but wouldn't 'just know' from the name of the fan. If you post pictures, we can be more helpful.


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Thanks for your help!    :up:
Homestead Wind II 52" gunmetal chrome black, circa 1987



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Pete Billing wrote: Thanks for your help!    :up:

Homestead Wind II 52" gunmetal chrome black, circa 1987







Thanks for the picture; unfortunately I'm not into ceiling fans like some of the other folks.  Hopefully someone will chime in with a recommendation of a compatible motor.

So if I understand, there was a short in the wiring to the motor, and now the winding is "open" if I understand.  Have you checked the wiring inside the switch area and motor lead wires, to see if there could be some wiring problem and not an internal motor issue?

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 Posted: Sun Apr 22nd, 2018 04:55 am
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a 180 degree winding test shows megaohms of resistance on 3 sets of commutator bars - others are 3-4 ohms
The armature is about 5.5 inches wide which seems like a common size.  

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