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 Posted: Tue Jun 8th, 2021 02:18 am
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Dennis Long
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I recently found an Emerson 16666 at a swap meet. Fan hums, but won't spin on it's own. However, when I spin the blades and turn it on while still spinning, or I kick start it from a dead stop, it runs.

What do I need to look into to get it to start just by moving the switch?

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 Posted: Tue Jun 8th, 2021 08:47 pm
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Vic Valencheck
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Sounds like your centrifugal start switch needs worked on. Could be a bad start winding, bad connection on centrifugal switch. Motor needs to be taken apart. If you decide to resale it let me know.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 9th, 2021 12:00 pm
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Dan Hilton
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That model would not have had a centrifugal start setup.  It has a start winding and seems like that winding in the circuit could be bad.  Would take checking the resistance at the switch for the 3 leads coming down from the motor to make sure each one reads resistance and does not give you a '0' value.  
If you get a '0' value on one of the pairings it's likely you'd have to pull the stator and then see if you can find the break or whatever is wrong with that winding.

Good fan, worth getting going again.

Dan H.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 9th, 2021 08:55 pm
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Dennis Long
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Thanks guys. I'll look into the start winding. 

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