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 Posted: Fri May 1st, 2020 02:52 am
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Bryce Burrell
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Fan has had a slight wobble since I bought the house (3 months ago), I couldn't figure out the source until it became obvious when the flywheel broke. I ordered a replacement, but before I start removing the screws and wire-nuts with abandon I was wondering if anyone had any input on removing the switch-housing. Is this something that is easy enough to do with the fan mounted, or is it a bench-top project?

 Just for my own edification...how common are these Whisperfans in white and brass? Did they ever make white 38" blades with caning?







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 Posted: Fri May 1st, 2020 05:15 pm
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Back in the early 90's I worked on several of these that were brought into our shop.  Probably easiest to do on a bench.  You have to remove everything anyway and are just adding a couple of steps to remove from ceiling.  Nothing terribly tricky as I remember, just pay attention to how switch is wired.

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 Posted: Sat May 2nd, 2020 04:45 pm
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Thanks for the input, I should get the flywheel on Monday. I'll be sure to take pictures of wiring before tear down.

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 Posted: Tue May 5th, 2020 02:17 am
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Success! It was fairly painless, except that the old mounting hardware was 8-24 x 1/2" and the new holes were 10-24 (interestingly the ebay listing had the holes at 12-24 which is serious unobtanium, so I'm glad they weren't). 


There were more pigtails than I would have liked, clearly this was the original flywheel




But it works, and that is what matters




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 Posted: Tue May 5th, 2020 03:09 pm
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Brad Hughes
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Glad you got er done.

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 Posted: Wed May 6th, 2020 07:54 pm
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bryce, there are a lot of vintage ceiling fan groups on facebook check em out!!

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