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|Hi all, this is my post, but I've used this forum as a resource for years. Thank you.
I have three Mobileaire fans, all with the "cheap" hexagon motor. This one was used daily for about two years (in my care). I gently cleaned out the motor and oiled it, but nothing more. It buzzed a bit, and admittedly, I only recently learned what that is, and why it's problematic. Over the summer, I awoke to the motor making a different sound (sounded unhappy, buzzing loudly perhaps, I was half asleep) and before I could address, it made quite the stink. I shut it down. I briefly powered it up the next day, which it would do. It sounded bad and stunk, as expected.
Finally, I'm digging into it. Everything was varnished and painted together, but I suspect the great difficulty in removing the headwire leads is due to their melting into the coils. My questions are as follows:
Aside from checking basic continuity, I'm new to using the multimeter. Is there a good resource for checking resistance and troubleshooting with a multimeter?
Is it possible varnish, friction tape and new leads will heal this thing?
If it's a loss, is it worth recoiling this unloved motor? (not in terms of $$, but reliability)
How can I find a suitable replacement if all is lost?
Many thanks in advance. Cheers!