|Thanks to everyone for the wonderful information on restoration of vintage and antique fans. My wife inherited a family members Fresh'nd-Aire Model 1700 many years ago and it is used daily. We both got married in 2010, but her fan motor seized and switch died in 2008. I didn't know much else at the time but to replace the motor with a Dayton #1549D 1/3hp and switch with a Zing Ear ZE-208S II. It's ran like a dream until last week. The import switch chain broke so I'm replacing it with the same brand which was available in local big box. I recently found the old saved motor & Switch and made this drawing when I worked on it in '08, might be helpful to others. I need to order a better brand of switch as these never last long.
1948 Fresh'nd Aire Mdl. 1700 back working in 2008
Redmond Motor Mdl.
Fresh'nd Aire Mdl. 1700 w/my original wiring diagram with choke & switch
Replaced the old #7511 Redmond with 2008 Dayton #1549A 1/3hp Motor (WHT=COM,BLK=HIGH,RED=LOW)
Last edited on Mon Jun 15th, 2020 10:57 pm by Roy Montgomery