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 Posted: Sun May 2nd, 2021 06:31 am
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Bradford A Smith
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I'm trying to resurrect an inexpensive Chicago Electric Sterling fan. The motor shaft has what appears to be rubber tubing as spacers closest to the rotor. I need to find something to replace them as they are dried out and compressed thus allowing way too much back and forth play. Would a stack of fiber washers do the trick? I don't know the correct terminology so searching wasn't very helpful. Thanks.

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 Posted: Sun May 2nd, 2021 06:35 am
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The fan I'm working on. Got it from someone in the neighborhood who didn't dare try it as the cord was quite petrified. I was able to give it a quick test and it did run.

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 Posted: Mon May 3rd, 2021 10:47 am
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David Hoatson
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Fiber washers will work fine.
Make sure the rotor and stator are lined up and that nothing scrapes if you push the rotor in and spin it or if you pull the rotor out and spin it. 

Shoot for about 1/8” in/out play. 

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