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Joe Sweitzer
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This is my first vintage fan. I am trying to split the motor housing so I can remove the stator to replace the headwire that is broken right inside the housing. However I can not get the front half of the housing to some off

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I am assuming that this is a stamped steel model but a pic would help. Anyway get a real sharp chisel or knife. Slowly tap the chisel or knife into the seam of the housing with a hammer going from side to side. It will slowly start to separate. when you get a big enough opening for a screwdriver to fit then start working it with that until it comes apart.

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I've got one of these that i previously tore down and cleaned up but it's at my office.  If i remember right, there's a small gap in the seam at the bottom of the motor housing where you can get the blade of a small screwdriver in between and start opening it - then like Don said go around the perimeter and it'll open up.  I'm sure someone else will chime in if that's not the case.  Otherwise, I'll try to remember to take a look on Monday. 

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Here is a picture of the motor that I am trying to split apart. 

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Last edited on Sun Jun 9th, 2019 01:34 pm by Joe Sweitzer

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Joe Sweitzer wrote: Here is a picture of the motor that I am trying to split apart. Yea that is what I thought. It is stamped steel. Just do like I posted above. I personally prefer using a chisel. It is easier to control while tapping with a hammer. It just needs to be good and sharp.

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Thanks for the help getting the front of the motor cover off. Can you please tell me the best way to get the stator out to get to the wires

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 once the front of the motor is off ...pull out the shaft..and at that point put both hands down on each side of the stater at this point have someone else placed a wooden dowel about an inch in diameter between your hands and as you lift up off the ground and holding it ... The second person will lightly tap the Dow with the hammer until you start to see movement if you don't see movement, start tapping a little harder,  if it's a stamped sheet metal motor you can whack it pretty good but if it's castiron you may want to go easy especially if it's a GE.  their castings are thin and not very strong...this has work for me 90% of the time... it does require two people thou!, thank God I have an understanding wife that likes to hammer into hundred year old motors housings while she's in the middle of one of her shows...


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