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 Posted: Fri Jul 12th, 2019 04:18 am
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Doug Schloemer
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I need to replace the springs on the centrifugal switch on my Westy tank, can anyone tell me where I can find new springs? Thanks

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 Posted: Fri Jul 12th, 2019 04:51 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Did you try Daryl Hudson?

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 Posted: Fri Jul 12th, 2019 05:20 pm
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Don Tener
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Antique Fan Parts has the whole thing for $40.

http://antiquefanparts.com/original-westinghouse-tank-motor-centrifugal-start-switch-assembly-female/




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 Posted: Sat Jul 13th, 2019 12:35 am
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Doug Schloemer
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Thanks Don & Richard for the input. I have a complete switch, I just wanted to replace the weak springs. If I can't find something, I'll check with Daryl Hudson.:up:

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 Posted: Sat Jul 13th, 2019 03:21 am
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You need roughly a .010-.011 wire diameter EXTENSION SPRING. If you can get it roughly the same diameter as your original spring good. If the spring is to long you can always cut it to correct length. 

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 Posted: Sat Jul 13th, 2019 03:27 am
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Ron Jeter had a truckload of springs he was putting out for Emerson fans. I'd think the tension would be similar on your fan. You would likely have to trim the length. You might check with him. He's an AFCA member & active here on the forums.

~Sparky~

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 Posted: Sat Jul 13th, 2019 03:51 am
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Russ Huber
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Rod Rogers wrote:
Ron Jeter had a truckload of springs he was putting out for Emerson fans. I'd think the tension would be similar on your fan. You would likely have to trim the length. You might check with him. He's an AFCA member & active here on the forums.

~Sparky~

I still have some. It is one of his springs I used to measure wire diameter. Ron's miracle springs worked on Emerson and Westinghouse centrifugal mechanisms.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 13th, 2019 12:55 pm
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Doug Schloemer
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Thanks gentlemen for the input.:up:

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