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 Posted: Sat Dec 7th, 2019 04:23 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Hello friends:  I have a five speed Century S3 fan. The speed coil only gave me one speed on all five settings so I had Sartron make me a new coil. Below is the wiring diagram that they sent me which seems straightforward enough except for one thing. The diagram only shows two wires from the stator while my fan has three head wires coming from the stator. So what to do? 

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 Posted: Mon Dec 9th, 2019 01:52 am
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Lane Shirey
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Is there any chance that they wired it like a cake coil which is a 2 wire, shaded pole motor.  
I think the Centurys are split phase? And require an added resistance coil in the choke for the phase shift.  That would give you the 3 wires.  Maybe they missed that.  

I don’t have an S4. But I assume they have a 3 wire headwire like the S3. 

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 Posted: Mon Dec 9th, 2019 03:24 am
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Russ Huber
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The coil you ordered appears to be for for a early centrifugal start mechanism motor? It sounds like you have a later phase shift motor. Both are 5 speed.


If the speed coil you received is in the shape of a donut with no laminations you have the centrifugal start motor speed coil

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 Posted: Mon Dec 9th, 2019 02:59 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Yup wrong coil

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 Posted: Mon Dec 9th, 2019 04:37 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Do you suppose this would work in a five speed pancake? If so, I'll just keep it. What do you think Russ?

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 Posted: Tue Dec 10th, 2019 03:01 am
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David, nice chatting with you. Your package is ready and I will get it to the post office tomorrow. 

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 Posted: Tue Dec 10th, 2019 03:09 am
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Russ Huber
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Early cast iron base centrifugal mechanism start switch Century switch & donut coil. 





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 Posted: Tue Dec 10th, 2019 12:43 pm
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David Kilnapp
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I spoke with the guy at Sartron (Tim) who graciously offed me a full refund with the return of the coil. Then Christmas came early when Russ Huber offered me a replacement coil and switch for very short money (bless his heart). So many nice people here.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 11th, 2019 01:10 am
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That was very kind of Russ, and the good fortune couldn’t go to a better guy.  THAT is what this club is all about.  Now I’ve gotta say a few words. 
We have many folks here in the club that do far more for friends and people in need than anyone ever realizes.  Helping someone to complete a fan is just the tip of the iceberg. These folks are far too humble to ever discuss or admit it in public, but Dave is one of these people.  Russ is one of these people. And I have several other friends here that I’m thinking of as well. You know who you are. 


They repeatedly do kind things for others and ask for nothing in return.  And don’t look for any recognition at all. Some gather gifts for needy families for Christmas. Others help underprivileged families to find financing to buy their first home. Some save families from the ravages of house fires, and some serve or have served in our military to preserve our freedom. These are all close friends who I’ve met as a result of this club! And I’m thankful to have met them. 


 So for all of you who go far beyond what’s expected in this age of selfishness , I hope that you receive abundant blessings in this holiday season!

Cheers, and thanks.  I feel privileged to be your friend.  


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 Posted: Wed Dec 11th, 2019 01:27 am
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Do you need the color code?

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 Posted: Wed Dec 11th, 2019 12:34 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Wow, thanks for the kind words Lane! I have received much more than I have given. Let me call out Dennis LeBow, Kim Frank, Darryl Hudson, Dan O’Toole, Rick Powell, Steve Stephens (who is ALWAYS willing to speak to me, right back at you Lane, and that lovely gentleman in Texas, Sidney Lamb. I’m sure I have forgotten some.there is much good will here. I owe my late brother a debt of gratitude for introducing me to this group.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 11th, 2019 07:34 pm
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Well said guys! The generosity in this club really is astounding! It definitely feels more like a family than an organization. To many member for me to be able to credit have also helped me, many asking nothing in return. You know who you are: thank you. It really is touching how so many people here go out of their way for others they don't know. 
Also, I want to bring that shoutout back to Dave Kilnapp for a moment. He was one of the first friends I made in this club as well as my mentor when I was first getting my feet under me in the hobby. I likely would not be here if not for him. I very sincerely thank you Dave. 

I would also thank those who have made this such a rewarding place.

Happy Holidays All!

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 Posted: Wed Dec 11th, 2019 08:17 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Thank you Sean! The same was done for me when I first came!

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 Posted: Sat Dec 14th, 2019 08:50 pm
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Sorry I missed this topic ugh .... I study century fans pretty well
To my study all S4 had 2 wire along with the very early S3
When century redone. The century S3 no model that was the start of
The 3 wire phase shift serial number started in the 900 on the S3
From there it remained 3 wire I can see these chock coils can be confusing
On these century fans. I’m glad you got the help from this David hope to see this fan running in the near future 👍🏻

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 Posted: Sat Dec 14th, 2019 10:12 pm
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I remember seeing an S3 cast motor housing that had the centrifugal contact mounting used on a phase shift motor. They must of been using up old stock.

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