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 Posted: Sun Oct 11th, 2020 01:15 pm
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Carl Breeden
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HI so I just got done restoring a brass blade GE whiz. Fan runs great, but I noticed the motor housing  gets pretty warm after about ten mins of use. Is this normal? Is there something I should know about setting the wick? Any help would be appreciated.







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 Posted: Sun Oct 11th, 2020 04:55 pm
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Mark Olson
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Nice job! pretty fan! Shaded pole motors run pretty hot, but 'hot' is a relative term. What temperature? Too hot to touch? Does it smoke? If it is too hot to touch it is too hot. If it smokes, it will not live much longer. About 130F is not unreasonable.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 11th, 2020 07:13 pm
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Carl Breeden
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I can touch it but it’s warm for sure. I smell a little oil after 15mins. Only ran a few times so far.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 12th, 2020 01:48 am
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I would get a kill watt meter and see how much amps it’s pulling if it’s high
Like over 1 amp then I hate to say it’s on it’s way out

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 Posted: Mon Oct 12th, 2020 08:48 am
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Carl Breeden
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Ok, do I just pull my measurement from the headwire yeah?

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 Posted: Mon Oct 12th, 2020 09:33 am
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Don Tener
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Carl I make new wicks for these. PM me if you are interested.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 12th, 2020 01:37 pm
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Carl Breeden wrote: Ok, do I just pull my measurement from the headwire yeah?With a kill a watt just plug it into an outlet. Healthy it should pull in at under 0.6 watts. 
http://www.p3international.com/products/p4400.html

Last edited on Mon Oct 12th, 2020 01:39 pm by Dave McManaman

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 Posted: Sat Oct 17th, 2020 12:24 pm
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Carl Breeden
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Don Tener, I received your GE Whiz wicks. Made a world of difference! Is running noticeable cooler. Now when I  place my hand on the motor housing its just slightly warm. I feel it's within a normal operating temp.
Thank you Don, nice work! Thank you everyone else for your suggestions.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 18th, 2020 01:49 am
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Don Tener
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Carl Breeden wrote: Don Tener, I received your GE Whiz wicks. Made a world of difference! Is running noticeable cooler. Now when I  place my hand on the motor housing its just slightly warm. I feel it's within a normal operating temp.
Thank you Don, nice work! Thank you everyone else for your suggestions.
Great I am glad they helped.

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