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 Posted: Fri Sep 13th, 2019 12:00 pm
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Don Fenton
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I'll be pulling the Colonial tab foot front oscillator stator in the morning to see what's causing the sparking.Has anyone taken apart these beasts? I think it ha s a centrifugal rotor shaft switch in it like some I've taken apart, so no problems there, I was





just was wondering what problems I might encounter in disassembly? Thanks as always!





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 Posted: Fri Sep 13th, 2019 01:02 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Hey Don, I had my 16" apart - - no issues, take a photo of your gears when you have it disassembled. I use nut drivers rather than a screwdriver to avoid damage to brass nuts. Good Luck! I had the stationary version, regret letting it go

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Steven P Dempsey wrote: Hey Don, I had my 16" apart - - no issues, take a photo of your gears when you have it disassembled. I use nut drivers rather than a screwdriver to avoid damage to brass nuts. Good Luck! I had the stationary version, regret letting it go Hi Steve, so I need to take the oscillator apart before removing the motor cover?

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I would. These fans have a worm gear in the front on the rotor shaft which can hinder disassembly. When I first took mine apart, I didn’t know this and yanked the rotor out with the front cover. It then slid out and hit the ground! 😬 I’d definitely disassemble that first! 

Also, I must say, you have a lovely cat!

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Don Fenton
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Sean Campbell wrote: I would. These fans have a worm gear in the front on the rotor shaft which can hinder disassembly. When I first took mine apart, I didn’t know this and yanked the rotor out with the front cover. It then slid out and hit the ground! 😬 I’d definitely disassemble that first! 

Also, I must say, you have a lovely cat!


Thanks Sean..........and not my cat......LOL! It's the sellers cat and pics.

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Don Fenton wrote: Sean Campbell wrote: I would. These fans have a worm gear in the front on the rotor shaft which can hinder disassembly. When I first took mine apart, I didn’t know this and yanked the rotor out with the front cover. It then slid out and hit the ground! 😬 I’d definitely disassemble that first! 

Also, I must say, you have a lovely cat!


Thanks Sean..........and not my cat......LOL! It's the sellers cat and pics.
Oh, lol! 😅

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Mine was missing the vertical bronze worm gear. I had one fabricated, but no luck getting the gears to mesh - could be missing spacers (washers) So keep those small parts! Easy to loose in the grease!

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The missing part - - and I had a heck of a time getting thos 8 little screws to line up!!


It had been spray bombed blue, but the original finish was good underneath

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The sparking is most likely from the start switch. I would remove just remove the back cover if it comes off? I am not sure if it can be removed, but if it an be taken off you will be able to see the start switch. It probably needs the springs adjusted and the switch needs to be cleaned. Also I would clean and lubricate the bearings and rotor shaft. Clean out the oil cup and put fresh oil in it and a new wick.If you cannot remove the rear cover,just take out the gear that drives the rotor shaft and the front cover should slide off. Then you can pull the rotor out. Make sure you don't lose any shims that might be on the gears.

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Hi gang, well. the sparking was the stator wires. They are very brittle and disintegrating. Tried to run the motor after the cover was off and it's a goner with several stator wires severed through out the winding's.. I'll be posting in the wanted section for a good used one as I'd rather not do an expensive rewinding, but will if I can't find a replacement. The start switch was fine with good spring tension. My first DOA fan. I've been lucky with all my purchases, I guess, so I can't complain.... :D

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You might want to get it rewound. Finding a motor could be difficult. All though might check with http://antiquefanparts.com/ Chad Baker might have one?

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Steve Sherwood wrote: You might want to get it rewound. Finding a motor could be difficult. All though might check with http://antiquefanparts.com/ Chad Baker might have one?Hi Steve, what do you think a rewind would cost? Who does them? I wrote Chad, waiting to hear back.......Don

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Don Fenton wrote: Steve Sherwood wrote: You might want to get it rewound. Finding a motor could be difficult. All though might check with http://antiquefanparts.com/ Chad Baker might have one?Hi Steve, what do you think a rewind would cost? Who does them? I wrote Chad, waiting to hear back.......Don


Contact Rick Huckabee, He's listed in the AFCA Membership Directory

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I have a quote from a company that rewinds motors. Cost $375 for a six pole 16666 Emerson Motor. Eutron Electric

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https://eurtonelectric.com/

They were very prompt in getting back to me. I sent photos of the stator. The fact that it is over 100 years old means nothing to them

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That is a very neat old fan! Now I want one! Good find and good luck on bringing it back to life.

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Got the stator out.....had to use the pipe trick. Contacting some local companies that rewind. Ones I can drive to. We'll see what kind of quotes I get.

Last edited on Sun Sep 15th, 2019 04:54 pm by Don Fenton

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