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 Posted: Sat Nov 21st, 2020 03:09 am
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Noah Britt
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I need some help figuring out how to get the rotor and bearings out of my Hunter H-52 ceiling fan. I already got the nose/light fitter off, but there is a thingamajig holding the bearings and rotor in. Does this thingamajig unscrew, and if so, right or left hand threads? I tried lightly turning it in both directions with a wrench, but I don't want to hurt anything before I know what I'm dealing with. The light fitter nose has left hand threads, so I am suspicious of the thingamajig too. If anyone can tell me how it comes off, that would be great.





I will add more pictures of the thing when my computer stops acting up. 

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 Posted: Sat Nov 21st, 2020 03:37 am
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Ok, I was able to get the pictures uploaded. What I want to get off is the orange looking disk with the weird shaped silver circle thing in the middle. Once that comes off, I'll be able to get the bearings and rotor out.










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It is just a retaining nut & unscrews. I use a large crescent wrench to remove them. Sometimes you have to strike the wrench handle with a hammer to get them loose. It looks like someone melted lead around the bottom to keep it from coming off, I can’t recall running into that.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 21st, 2020 06:31 pm
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Noah Britt
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Thanks! Is it right or left hand threaded?

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 Posted: Sat Nov 21st, 2020 06:34 pm
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It’s been a while since I did one, but fairly certain they are left hand.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 21st, 2020 06:34 pm
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Thanks, I'll give it a try.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 21st, 2020 06:37 pm
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That makes sense, because if it was right hand threaded, the retaining nut might unscrew while the fan was running.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 21st, 2020 08:23 pm
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I got it! 
If I didn't have vice grips and a bench vise, I would've had to have given up on several fan restorations.




One of my favorite parts of fan restoring is opening it up and seeing all the internals; especially when I work on a model I have never done before. Hopefully the stator will be good! You never know with the ceiling fans that have been hanging under an outdoor porch for who knows how many years.




Thanks for the help!

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 Posted: Sat Nov 21st, 2020 08:59 pm
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I have seldom seen a ceiling fan with a bad stator. Get some spray varnish & it should be fine. DO NOT remove the stator. Hunter got the gap between rotor & stator even & poured molten lead between the case & stator. This eliminates the dreaded rhomp, rhomp, rhomp so many other ceiling fans have.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 21st, 2020 09:48 pm
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Thanks a ton for telling me that! I would've gone ahead and taken the stator out if you hadn't told me.

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