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 Posted: Thu Aug 22nd, 2019 12:05 am
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Ricky Jordan
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Greetings AFCA experts. This is the 1st pedestal I have tackled and am in a bit of a pinch trying to figure out how the knob comes off the shaft. I cannot remove the top cover of the gearbox without removing the knob. I will attach a few pictures so hopefully someone has some experience with this. Thanks for any help you can give me. 







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 Posted: Thu Aug 22nd, 2019 12:30 am
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Dave McManaman
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It's a press fit.  Normally, no reason to remove the knob as it's part of the oscillator lid assembly.  Unless you're painting and, even then, I'd think twice about it.  Just remove the two screws and the whole top will come off, knob and all.  You might need to heat it a bit, that grease can get pretty solid and make it hard to open.  Once open, you can then clean out the box and replace the grease.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 22nd, 2019 12:50 am
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Ricky Jordan
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Well dang if that didn't work Dave  :clap: Thank you so much!!! One of the screws are missing on the gearbox lid and even with the one screw removed it was not coming off easily. I was a little afraid of breaking something but with a little effort it did come off. I've also noticed that the oscillator link does not have a screw on either end. Is there a trick to getting that off or does it take a special tool?
I've had this fan for several years and really just want to get it functional. I think it has the original paint and am almost certain I could never match it. Was really just hoping to re-wire it (head and power) clean and lube the gearbox and replace the wick. It actually doesn't look too awfully bad the way it is. 

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 Posted: Thu Aug 22nd, 2019 11:04 pm
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I am not sure which part you’re talking about but it might help if you posted a picture of the part you want to take apart. 

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 Posted: Sat Aug 24th, 2019 02:03 am
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Ricky Jordan
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I was able to get this apart and now realize why it wont oscillate. This little guy is stripped. Any idea if I can get another one of these? 

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 Posted: Sat Aug 24th, 2019 04:17 am
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I don’t know if either Chad Baker or Darryl Hudson have a comparable part on their sites or if someone could machine one. I’ve got a ‘38 nine inch pedestal vorty with the same stripped gear. http://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/47213.html

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 Posted: Sat Aug 24th, 2019 12:32 pm
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Ricky Jordan
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I actually had a member contact me as he is going to see if he has a 10" parts vorty with a good gear. I also posted it on BST section. Thanks for your help!

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