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 Posted: Sat Aug 1st, 2020 03:22 pm
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Jeff Gavel
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I have a Emerson 2450-G that has not had any maintenance in 40 years, but we use every summer. 
I assume both of these tubes (see image) are for lube/oil - How much should I use at first, then every year? (I have the 3 in 1 blue)
Should I lubricate the external oscillating mechanism with oil or grease?
What about the internal gears, Should I dis-assemble and lubricate those or is it better off leaving it alone?

Anything else to keep this awesome fan running forever?

Thanks in advance, Jeff



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 Posted: Sat Aug 1st, 2020 10:47 pm
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Geoff Dunaway
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 If the fan has worked for 40 years w/o much maintenance , I'd take the gearbox off the back (3 screws) take it apart (3 more screws) clean as much of the old grease out as you can. If U want to get aggressive , 1 or 2 screws backed out will allow the osc. adjusting knob to slip off of the shaft and you can clean the gears and gear case real well. 2-3 drops of blue can oil on the working parts of the adjusting knob will loosen it up so the parts slide on each other easier.10-20 drops oil front & back rotor bushing and your fave grease for the gears in the gear box. U don't hafta pack that case full of grease just a liberal coating on the teeth and the holes in the casting where the 2 gear cluster spins. Be sure not to lose the fiber washers in the gear box that keep metal from spinning on metal , or replace them if they're missing or rotten.. Hope this helps.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 3rd, 2020 11:29 am
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Steven P Dempsey
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I have given a couple little Emerson's as gifts & folks run them night & day and hey can just run dry, so a few drops of oil now & then is all you need after a servicing

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 Posted: Mon Aug 3rd, 2020 10:59 pm
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Richard Daugird
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40 years no maintenance! Try that with a China fan. She's gonna gain 100 R.P.M. after service.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 4th, 2020 12:18 pm
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Jeff Gavel
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Thanks all for the tips! I will give it a go this weekend.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 4th, 2020 01:20 pm
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Alex Rushing
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Not self promoting here. But, this photo gallery has a breakdown of a similar motor and how to change the wicks and grease. Removing the worm collar and what-not.
Antique Emerson 6250-AF 10" Bronze Blade Pedestal "Floor" Fan Restored

Just one example of a photo. Changing wicks for example. All four of them!

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