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 Posted: Tue Feb 9th, 2021 09:07 pm
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Levi Mevis
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Hello everyone, yesterday I was given a late 1970s Galaxy Box Fan by a local antique mall owner who just opened a new antique mall near me recently, and when I first got the fan it wouldn't power up, and was dirtier than all get out.
So I took the fan apart and completely cleaned the motor housing inside and out with some warm soapy water (it was the motor with the plastic motor housing that had the quick disconnect type wiring harness from the switch), and disassembled the bearings and cleaned and lubed them and then put everything back together and sure enough the fan started right up. 

The odd part about this fan is that the rotor didn't seem to have any fiber washers in it originally which is rather odd, also when the motor is coming up to speed when being powered on or when going from high to low speed the motor has a very distinctive whine to it. 

My parents used to have a fan very similar to this fan I was just given but they got rid of theirs years ago because it was very noisy and rattled alot when it was running.

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Also Hayden, if you are reading this thread, the bearings on this fan's motor are very, very easy to service the cover that goes over the bearing housing on either motor end just turn about half a turn and then pops out just like the old style computer mice where you had to remove the ball out of the bottom to clean the tracking ball mechanisms that got dirty, then you can clean the bearings and oil the motor and then put it back together.

See pictures below.







Last edited on Tue Feb 9th, 2021 09:13 pm by Levi Mevis

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 Posted: Tue Feb 9th, 2021 09:29 pm
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Tom Zapf
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you cant do better than free! too bad the handles always cut through and that design handle opening goes back to the early 1960s and they all did it....... good luck with it...they are decent if not more than average.... enjoy! 

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 Posted: Tue Feb 9th, 2021 09:44 pm
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Levi Mevis
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Tom Zapf wrote: you cant do better than free! too bad the handles always cut through and that design handle opening goes back to the early 1960s and they all did it....... good luck with it...they are decent if not more than average.... enjoy! 
Thanks! Like I said my parents had a fan like this for years but they threw it out because of how noisy it was. 

The church I grew up in also had one but the one they had was a 3 speed model whereas this one and the one my parents had were 2 speed models.

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