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 Posted: Sun Mar 8th, 2020 03:10 am
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Wesley Hundley
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Hi, I have a Fresh Nd’ Aire model 2300 pedestal fan with a Fasco motor in it, and I am trying to get it apart in order to put spacers in it, however the motor is not coming apart at all. Is there a way the motor can come off or is it stamped together possibly? Any thoughts are appreciated.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 10th, 2020 02:24 am
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Brian Hicks
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Looks like you'll need to use a chisel or a big screwdriver and a mallet to separate them, but, I suggest you run the motor first before disassembling and find magnetic center, mark the shaft and shim it according to that (so it can go a little bit past that while running) and remember that the blade is going to load the rear bearing and shims from the force of the wind, which is why you want to set your shimming so that it goes a bit behind the magnetic center. When the blade loads the motor, it will push past center, but the magnetism will pull it towards it so that it doesn't wear the shims/bearings. David Allen could probably explain it a lot better than I just did.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 10th, 2020 02:26 am
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Brian Hicks
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Hammer/Chisel/Screwdriver cont:

Work gently and easy, I see a gap you can use for leverage in your photo. There is likely another gap on the other side of the motor. Tap once or twice on either side and keep doing it, not hard enough to dent the metal. It should eventually start to separate.

Hope this helps.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 10th, 2020 04:56 am
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Pssssssssssst……..get a firm grip on the front motor housing...…….take a rubber/plastic tip hammer and tap the front of the rotor shaft carefully. DON'T WACK THE SHAFT HARD, You will run the risk of distorting the rear housing. The rear housing should separate with a few taps.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 11th, 2020 12:49 am
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Wesley Hundley
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Alright I’ll give that a shot, hopefully it works and thanks for the feedback!

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