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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 11:01 pm
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I refurbished a Westinghouse Mobilaire with the help of this forum. The fan was acquired from the Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta.    It had a broken switch hanging out the back when we got it.  It would run if you just plug it in.  In hind sight, I think it was running on low speed when you plugged it in.




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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 11:21 pm
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Took it down pretty good.




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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 11:24 pm
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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 11:26 pm
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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 11:32 pm
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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 11:33 pm
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It made a very nice Christmas present.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 11:46 pm
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I couldn't find a 2 speed rotary switch. I just used a toggle on/off/on switch. I ran the low speed through the existing resistor. I did change the capacitor just because I was into it.

If I had not found the wiring schematic on this forum, I don't know that I could have pulled it off. I took a bunch of pictures with my cell phone when I disassembled/unwired the motor, capacitor and the switch. I could not make sense of the pictures. With the schematic, it was pretty straight forward.

Thanks for that.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 11:55 pm
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Nice looking!


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 Posted: Sat Dec 29th, 2018 03:13 am
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Thanks for saying so.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 29th, 2018 04:54 am
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Nice work, David! I'm quite partial to those four-blade Mobilaires, I have my own 16MA3 which sees a lot of use.

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I wondered what anyone thought of my switch plate that I came up with.  
This is the first forum I have ever been involved with that doesn’t allow exchange of ideas.

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David Smith wrote: I wondered what anyone thought of my switch plate that I came up with.  
This is the first forum I have ever been involved with that doesn’t allow exchange of ideas.
David, the reason why you can't reply to other people's posts on here except yours is because you aren't a member, you have to be a paying member to be able to comment on other people's posts, that's actually quite common on most forums that are dues based. 

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 Posted: Mon Dec 31st, 2018 12:52 am
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David Smith wrote: I wondered what anyone thought of my switch plate that I came up with.  
This is the first forum I have ever been involved with that doesn’t allow exchange of ideas
Yes, it is a bit strange, but I don't think that exchange of ideas is out of the realm.
BTW, your switchplate looks good.... like a big fender washer. IMHO.

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I have a bunch of those, one which is used a couple times a week at work. Haven't attempted to restore one yet.

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That looks Awesome. I've got one i need to restore.
Marce

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