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 Posted: Fri Jun 11th, 2021 12:10 am
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David A Cherry
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I’ve done every conceivable thing known to man with one exception and that would be connecting two of the three wires coming from the motor together and trying different combinations of that.. It will start by itself but runs backwards or I can rig it up to where it doesn’t start by itself but you can push it and get it going in whatever direction you want.. anyway if anyone has come across the same situation.. I could use a little help.. FYI..

all five speeds work..


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 Posted: Fri Jun 11th, 2021 02:19 am
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Matthew Albach
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David ,
Hi the motor leads that are hooked to the switch is backwards
The motor leads goes to the line the phase wire goes to the speed switch like 1-5 most like the motor leads Is hooked up wrong I had this happen
With my skeletal S3 if you need help more then welcome to text me I’ll help you out

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 Posted: Fri Jun 11th, 2021 05:09 am
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David A Cherry
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Thanks I’ve tried everything and every conceivable variable.. All cause problems except for one which runs perfect starts perfect doesn’t get hot and loves running ..but running backwards.. I am not the first person to get involved..I’m down to one question and the only one that might make sense if true...and that is if you take the rotor out and you press it off as if you were going to replace the shaft and then changed your mind and pressed it back on backwards would the motor shaft now run backwards... The rotor shaft is in terrible condition and needs to be replaced.. There’s a possibility somebody started it and then change their mind putting it back together backwards ..This is the only thing that I have come up with that may make sense  if AC induction motors work ..that way and I don’t know if it does or not but that would explain what’s going on...  by the way I think century fans are the worst fans to work on on the planet,I think this is my last one but you got a love them for there wide looking brass blades...


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 Posted: Fri Jun 11th, 2021 09:46 am
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Mark Olson
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The only way that I know of to make that happen is to install the stator backwards.
The tag rivets must be removed to get the stator out, as they protrude into the stator.
Here is a photo of the stator showing the tag pin holes.



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