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 Posted: Sat Sep 26th, 2020 02:57 pm
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Arjun Saini
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hi fellow afca members i have a question my vortalex shakes really bad and my dad said its the shaft and i think its because either the blade or i brok that little vortalex badge and idk how to oil it and how do you oil a ge boxer

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 Posted: Sun Sep 27th, 2020 05:29 am
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check the blades that one is way out of line  or the shaft coming out of the motor if the shaft is bent you will need a new  rotor

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 Posted: Sun Sep 27th, 2020 09:46 pm
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 Posted: Mon Sep 28th, 2020 02:17 pm
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Tom Zapf
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WHAT KIND OF GE BOX FAN DO YOU HAVE? PLASTIC OR METAL BLADE? THAT AFFECTS HOW YOU OIL 
YOUR VORTALEX HAS WHAT SIZE BLADE? 3 OR 4 WING? IS IT A 16" OR SMALLER? 

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 Posted: Mon Sep 28th, 2020 04:10 pm
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mine is a 16 inch 4 blade vortalex and a 3 wing metal blade box fan

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 Posted: Mon Sep 28th, 2020 04:28 pm
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OK THE VORTLAEXES ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO BALANCE, FIRST TAKE THE BLADE OFF AND RUN THE MOTOR AND SEE IF THE SHAFT IS OUT, OR IF THERE IS A BEARING ISSUE. IF THE MOTOR RUNS TRUE WITH NO PLAY THEN IT IS THE BLADE (USUALLY THE ISSUE) YOU NEED TO CHECK THEN IF THE BLADE HAS A "DING" IN ANY OF THE EDGES AND IF YOU LOOK AT IT STRAIGHT ON IS THE BLADE "OUT OF CLOCK"...SEEK COUNSEL FROM SOMEONE HERE ON THE SITE, TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO FIX THE BLADE
OK A METAL BLADE BOX FAN DOES HAVE THE FELT AND WICKS AROUND THE SINGLE BEARING, SO OILING CAN BE DONE 2 WAYS

1) TAKE OFF THE BLADE. LAY THE FAN ON ITS BACK WITH SOME NEWSPAPER UNDER THE MOTOR TO PICK UP ANY OIL DRIPS. THE ROTOR WILL HAVE FINS, AND AT THE BASE OF THE FIN ARE SMALL SQUARE HOLES, THROUGH WHICH YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE WHERE THE SHAFT GOES IN TO THE BEARING. DRIP SOME OIL THERE AND SPIN THE ROTOR BACKWARDS/COUNTERCLOCKWISE SO THE GROOVES IN THE SHAFT WILL DRAW THE OIL BACK TO THE REAR OF THE MOTOR. IF IT IS REALLY STIFF OR STUCK, LET THE OIL SOAK IN AND KEEP TRYING OVER A FEW DAYS

2) THE REAR OF THE MOTOR HAS A SOFT METAL PLUG IN THE CENTER OVER THE BACK OF THE SHAFT. YOU CAN DRILL A SMALL OIL HOLE AT THE TOP OF THE PLUG, TAKING CARE NOT TO GO IN TO THE HOUSING, THIS WILL ASSIST WITH FUTURE OILING. YOU CAN DRIP OIL IN THERE TO SOAK THE FELT IN THE REAR CAVITY..TAKE CARE NOT TO ACCIDENTLY POP THE PLUG OUT

GOOD LUCK ARJUN 

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 Posted: Tue Sep 29th, 2020 01:14 pm
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thx  tom

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