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Levi Mevis
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Hello everyone, last Saturday I picked up an early 16" Westinghouse "Darth Vader" Fan on Facebook Market Place and it needed to be rewired, and when I was trying to remove the stator out of the motor housing using a benchtop vise, the motor came loose from the vise jaws and fell 4 feet to the concrete floor of my dad's workshop which resulted in the oscillator gearbox getting damaged and the motor housing getting damaged as well. 
The Stator Is still good as far as I know but the motor housing and the oscillator gearbox are damaged beyond repair.

I was told that the 12" Darth Vader Fan's motor housing and oscillator gearbox would work on a 16" "Darth Vader" Fan, so with that in mind, if anyone has a 12" Darth Vader fan that's a parts unit that still has a good motor housing and oscillator gearbox I would be interested.

Thanks!

Levi

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Anyone here have anything? Or is this fan just that rare that no one has anything, not even a 12" parts unit?

Not even a regular Stamped Steel Westy, that I could steal parts from? I'm assuming that a regular Stamped Steel Westy oscillator of the 12" or 16" variety would work in this application as well, just repaint the housing and oscillator gearbox the same brown color as the rest of the fan and reuse the original stator on the replacement housing.

Also I just realized that I somehow lost my worm gear that attaches to the back of the rotor that goes into the gearbox that drives the oscillator mechanism, so I'll also need a complete gearbox assembly not just the gearbox itself.

Last edited on Fri Jan 15th, 2021 04:35 pm by Levi Mevis

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There is a Vader in rough shape with busted blades sitting on Facebook marketplace in Memphis, TN for $25. I'm unsure if it's 10", 12" or 16" but maybe someone in the area can check it out and grab it for parts for you.

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Tiffany Bode wrote: There is a Vader in rough shape with busted blades sitting on Facebook marketplace in Memphis, TN for $25. I'm unsure if it's 10", 12" or 16" but maybe someone in the area can check it out and grab it for parts for you.Thanks, I'll check it out, but I'm not sure who on here lives in that area unfortunately.
I took a look at it and it appears to be a 16" fan.

Last edited on Fri Jan 15th, 2021 06:22 pm by Levi Mevis


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