Might have a repair for the worn out pedestal fan.
Tore the motor down. Cleaned/greased bearings. Sprayed windings with some insulating spray. Cleaned 3 speed switch. And have a new capacitor on order... old one was bulged on the backside where you couldn't see it.
Still on the hunt for an upgraded model though.
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Don't you hate that... when you fix something you have so now I don't have an excuse to replace it...