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 Posted: Thu Oct 21st, 2021 03:17 am
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Steve ODaniel
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Here is my story. I have visited this site now for sometime. I have always been a fan of the site! I never thought I would ever need to ask for some advice but.. I have recently received my dads two 4 blade Mobilaire fans he bought back in the 50s when he opened a furniture store. As a kid I can remember standing in front of them making noises. Is there a after market motor which will fit the 4 blade shaft? I have been told rewiring the motor will be cost prohibited. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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 Posted: Wed Oct 27th, 2021 12:01 am
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Lane Shirey
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The 4 wing Mobilaires are quite good motors and are usually pretty reliable. They have a capacitor that is often bad at that age.  So try replacing that first before considering the motor. It’s the 3 wing models with the hexagonal shaped motors that can be problematic.  Best luck! 

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 Posted: Wed Oct 27th, 2021 11:02 pm
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Tom Zapf
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what happened to them that you think they need rewire? the capacitors as has been c orrectly stated by lane can go bad, . the hex motors if you catch them in time when they start buzzing can be corrected easily . once burned up though you need to find aa new one 

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 Posted: Thu Oct 28th, 2021 02:59 am
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Thanks for the reply, One motor was running backwards. The other was running ok, But all the wires  were frayed. I took it to a local electric shop to be checked and have new capacitors put on both. She shop called and stated the motors need to be replaced also.... ????

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 Posted: Thu Oct 28th, 2021 03:02 am
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I thinking I need to pick the fans back up and do a little more research..

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