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 Posted: Thu May 17th, 2018 10:56 pm
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Christi Wagner
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Hi everybody,It's been a while, but we have been remodeling and I did not have my fan up.  Now, I have two problems.
1) I'm betting the oil need to be changed and I don't know how to get the "bell" off.
2) I am sure I used to have a switch that hung down below the bell to change speeds.  It seems this is gone.  I put in a variable speed switch that immediately blew out, so I put a regular switch back on there, but I am at high speed.  I would be very happy with permanent low speed, but don't know how to get there either.
I know these are very elementary questions, but I want this gan to work so badly.
Also, earlier on this forum, someone gave me the name of a fan repair person in Berryville, Arkansas, I believe.  I have another Century that the remodelers said has no power to it.  It used to at my old house, so I want to take it to someone who won't say "it's old, junk it" :P.  
Thank you so much for any help you can give me.  Christi

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 Posted: Thu May 17th, 2018 11:19 pm
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The nose simply unscrews.  Standard lefty loosy I believe.  

You need a fan rated wall control.  I forget the model I use, but will check this weekend.


I have restored many Century CFs.




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 Posted: Thu May 17th, 2018 11:58 pm
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Tom is right. Those electronic dimmer switches won't last long. Get a fan speed control rated at 1,500-2,000 watts. Most of those have round knobs.

I'm afraid the man in Berryville, Dan Havner, passed away about ten years ago.

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 Posted: Fri May 18th, 2018 12:19 am
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Thanks, Tom.  I thought I got a fan rated switch that worked one time :)  Says for shaded pole or split capacitator.  Guess I don't have one of those.  I need one though or this fan is going to take off.  If you find the brand, I'll look for it.  This was Leviton for fans from Menards.I'll try unscrewing the cone.  I was fiddling with the four side screws before I realized they didn't go anywhere.  I reached inside to turn what I thought was a broken off control knob and got shocked, so  am assuming that this fan at one time had a light.  While I've removed the cone, I'll tape those wires.Appreciate it!

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 Posted: Fri May 18th, 2018 12:57 am
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The plugs are for the lights.  The switch is actually at the top of the motor and there is a 10 or so inch rod to connect to a standard snap switch.  I can help you with dating it.

http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=24100&forum_id=1&highlight=century+ceiling+light


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 Posted: Fri May 18th, 2018 01:17 am
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Yup, I think the rod is missing. My old one, that the remodelers said no longer had juice to the motor, had a rod.  I can snag that one. The fan I had for 30 years was put in a shed by the people that bought my house and they said I could have it, but by then it must have been too late.  There is a guy in Cassville that rewinds fan motors, I think I may pay him a visit.  I would like to have it running again.  
I thought I was right about the lights when I got shocked.

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 Posted: Fri May 18th, 2018 01:29 am
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Tom, my fan looks just like yours only no lights.  Loops around cone, closed top.  So pretty

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 Posted: Sun May 20th, 2018 11:52 am
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This should work.  Rated 5 amps
https://www.ebay.com/itm/KB-ELECTRONICS-SOILD-STATE-MOTOR-SPEED-CONTROL-KBWC-15K/173214835956?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D50544%26meid%3Ddaf4158ff3334475aeb3a7b6eca64af1%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D222961393519%26itm%3D173214835956&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

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 Posted: Sun May 20th, 2018 12:28 pm
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How does it differ from the one that is twice as expensive, 8811012.  I want to make sure I get the best one.  The fan is running again and I am thrilled with the help

Last edited on Sun May 20th, 2018 12:29 pm by Christi Wagner

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 Posted: Sun May 20th, 2018 06:18 pm
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Can't really say.  I don't see any major difference but the price.  

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 Posted: Sun May 20th, 2018 08:32 pm
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Thanks, cheap it is๐Ÿ˜‚

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 Posted: Mon May 28th, 2018 05:22 pm
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You have made me SO happy!! XOXO switch working, fan working!!!:bigfan

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 Posted: Mon May 28th, 2018 05:34 pm
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You are welcome.

That's what we are here for.

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