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 Posted: Fri Jan 4th, 2019 08:38 pm
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Mike Lemish
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Hi all, bear with me as I'm a newbie to fan restoration. I have an Artic Aire fan. The armature moves relatively smoothly. But with power applied from a Variac I get absolutely no movement of the spindle. Just the hum from the coil and the eventual blown fuse. This fan was rewired at one time. I'm applying 115VAC to the coil directly. Any help on what I'm doing wrong would be appreciated. I have the back slightly separated from the motor assembly in the photo. Thanks in advance! Mike


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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2019 12:21 am
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Mark Olson
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That fan probably has a shaded pole motor.
A search of the forums for "shaded pole" uncovered this thread:
http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=46931&forum_id=1&highlight=shaded+pole

There are others. Try the search feature.
Surely someone else will speak up soon.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2019 12:52 am
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Stan Adams
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Make sure one of the bearings has not come loose. Those use a speed nut looking disc to hold the bearings in. It is fairly common for one to come loose letting the rotor contact the stator.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2019 05:50 pm
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Thanks for the advice! Much appreciated. Chock it up to laziness and Coors or a combination of both. I did a better job cleaning the rotor and a bore brush for the fore and aft bushings along with proper lubrication. It now starts immediately and runs smoothly. Rookie mistake.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 7th, 2019 01:18 am
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Levi Mevis
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Your fan was made by the F. A. Smith Co. of New York, the company was also known as FASCO for many years, and these Artic Aire fans are fairly decent fans. 

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