View single post by Lane Shirey
 Posted: Mon Nov 15th, 2021 11:12 am
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Lane Shirey

Joined: Wed Apr 30th, 2014
Location: York, Pennsylvania USA
On the 4 wire GE headwires, there is no speed coil. Instead there are multiple windings in the stator, and the switch simply energizes the different coils to change speeds.  It’s possible that one of the coils in the stator went bad and the owner just cut off the wires going to it to make a single speed fan. The only way to tell would be to pull the stator and see how many wires enter into the coil.  Apparently there have been instances where GE used 4c headwire in place of 2 wire but I’ve never had one.  
Those stators usually come out quite easily with the pipe method.  Maybe dribble some penetrating oil between the housing (not a lot)  and stator core and then use a heat gun to heat the housing before trying to remove again. 

Hope that helps.