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 Posted: Sun Jul 14th, 2019 06:27 am
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Alex Rainier
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Hello,

I'm looking at restoring a Hunter Zephair Type C-16.  It's been in the family since the 40s or 50s and I'd like to clean it up and get it working again.  My father used it as a child and I wanted to try to restore it for him and thought it would be a fun project.  The wiring and components are original and the wiring needs replacing and the motor and switch need to be inspected and cleaned.

I'm having difficulty determining how to take motor housing apart and remove the fan blade and don't want to damage the fan by guessing.  I've been unable to locate any manuals, videos, or information on this particular fan model.

I've disassembled the oscillating arm, but am struggling on how to remove the fan blade as well as how to remove the rear steel cap as its held in place by the oscillation knob which I can't figure out how to remove in order to pull away the rear motor cap.

I'm assuming the round chrome cap at the center of the fan blade comes off - but am unsure if its a nut that needs to be unscrewed or if the chrome cap pops off exposing hardware underneath allow the blade to be removed.

If anyone has any suggestions, information, or tips/tricks - I'd appreciate the advice.

Thanks!

*Update*
I was able to get the cap off of the fan blade, however the blade is locked in place by something preventing me from removing it.  The blade moves forward about an 8th of an inch and then stops.  There's a Allen wrench slot on the ring just behind the fan blade, but I can't seem to determine what that's for other than holding the blade steady.










Last edited on Sun Jul 14th, 2019 06:53 am by Alex Rainier

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 Posted: Sun Jul 14th, 2019 09:13 am
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Jeff Whitfield
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The round chrome cap serves no functional  and is decorative. You don't really need to remove this piece unless it please you for, perhaps, cleaning.  The blade is held on by the Allen screw. I can't remember if the Allen screw is original or a replacement for a slotted screw. If the blade is stuck on the shaft by corrosion or rust you might try dribbling some penetrating oil down into the hole where the Allen screw goes and letting it soak overnight before reattempting to loosen.   You might use heat from a small torch on the end of the shaft if you're confident you won't hurt the fan.
The oscillator knob is usually held in place by a slotted screw. It should unscrew and you should be able to pull the knob out unless it's stuck. 

Once the knob is removed the rear bullet housing can be taken off. A slotted screw usually holds these in place. It's on the end of the bullet. Take it off and the bullet should slide off the end of the motor.

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 Posted: Sun Jul 14th, 2019 10:29 pm
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Alex Rainier
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Thanks Jeff.  I was able to get the fan disassembled.  Now looking at the wiring which is in rough shape.  Appreciate the help.

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