Pedestal fan

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Yes I used to rewind motors. But some are too cheap... and the fan falls into this group. Besides, windings are good.
 

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Blade cage is thicker than the motor, and that's NOT a small motor.

It's as big as the pic makes it appear.

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No. I want more airflow with more noise. This is a big fan designed for warehouse/workshop/etc. Need airflow. And using 2 in tandem now... one would provide more air and take us less space.
Get yourself a big squirrel cage.
 

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Ha... not mine. Warehouse guys don't know how to use a wrench, bolt, & nut.

They don't deserve such a fine piece of airmoving equipment.

I've found equivalent units... and they are a grand, plus shipping.
 

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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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Capacitor did not fix old fan. Winding still making growling noise. Speed is low.
 

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Noticed wrong caps were sent. Will swap with correct ones. Speed seems to be maybe 75% of expected. Noise not bad, but motor should not growl. But if we are not getting correct phasing due to cap issues, that would explain it.
 

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Cap replaced. No more growling noises. RPMs are higher and startup is 1/4 the time before.

Don't you hate that... when you fix something you have so now I don't have an excuse to replace it...
 

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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...

I know that's tongue-in-cheek, but I've always gained much more satisfaction from properly fixing something that was worth fixing than replacing it with something that might be somewhat inferior. Now, if it's a clear upgrade then, well, yeah...

Well done.
 

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Struck gold...

Same client was throwing away a similar fan, different brand. Did not run....

replaced switch
repaired motor internal wire
cleaned
added locking casters

Have to lock casters and even then it slides a little... but I'm in business.
 
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