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 Posted: Tue Jul 10th, 2012 11:24 pm
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Lindel Salow
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Hi Everyone,

Okay, so I am trying to teach myself how to restore/repair my grandmother's Emerson

6250. It hasn't been abused but until I began searching this website and watching posted fan repair videos

on Youtube, I couldn't figure out how to get the fan apart. The primary problem was getting the fan

blade off. Well thank you to all of you who have posted on the INFO section the various steps needed

to do this, it explained a lot to me and has helped keep me from damaging this fan. So now the

motor head is nearly apart but I am still not sure how to get the stem and drum out of this fan to

clean the casing. Too, I am aware that I need to be very careful not to damage the windings (I assume

these are the cotton covered copper wire wound around and around? I am trying to learn the

terminology but just need some pictures to understand what is what.) I have in cluded several pictures

of the fan disassembled. No it didn't occur to me to take a picture of it beforehand, although I have

documented the disassembly so I can put it back together. The base and the cage are in quite

reasonable condition so I am not going to strip them, just polish all the pieces before re-assembly.

Yes, of course I will relubricate everything too. Suprisingly the grease in the oscillator box was in

remarkablely clean shape, but I still cleaned it all out and will put in new. Is it necessary to always

replace the head wire? This one is still pliable and not grease soaked or frayed. I am just trying to

do this fan correctly and any help will be appreciated. I love old fans and have worked lightly

on several of them , including a Freshe'nd Aire Model 23 that I received some very good direction

about from members here. I like to tinker and that is the problem, I know just enough to make it

hazardous and not quite enough to feel completely comfortable tearing into this old beauty.

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The fan head

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Lindel Salow
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Starting teardown, cage removed

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Lindel Salow
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A better picture

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There is nothing you need to do now other than light cleaning. If the headwire is pliable and un-torn, it is fine. :up:

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Nicholas, Thanks for the positive info. I do need to use compressed air to blow out the dust from the motor. All said, I likely will try to take it apart to do a complete cleaning.

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Yet another picture.

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If I am going to completely disassemble the motor, how do I get the stator and windings out of the casing to clean it up? It seems there is a gear at the back end of the spindle that drives the oscillator gears and appears to need to be removed to remove the guts (see the first picture in this thread)but what I can't figure out is how to remove that gear from the spindle....am I looking for a clip or something that would release the gear and then allow me to pull out the stator?

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The worm gear is held on by a cotter key that is wrapped up tightly against the gear on the end closest to the motor housing. Remove the key and the worm gear will slip off. You can then remove the rotor and stator if necessary. If the head wire is still good I'd recommend leaving the stator in place.

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Done! Up and running. I'm ready to start another. Thank you everyone for your help and advice. I have wanted to clean and rewire this fan for years but couldn't get beyond taking the cage off. So it has sat for easily 15 years. I couldn't be more pleased.
Pictures will be up shortly..

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Just done and run.

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Awsome job, looks great!

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Thank You Ryan for your kind words. It's been a couple of days and the fan seems to be doing fine.....had it running for about 8 hours the other day without a hitch. It seems to be runnng better now than when I was a kid! I remember my grandma having problems with the oscillator hanging up but since taking everything apart, cleaning and regreasing the hitch has cleared up. The biggest challenge that I faced was removing the blade...I didn't know how, thus the reason the fan sat for all those years. Reading everything I could on this site was a tremendous help and gave me more information than I thought I needed, boy was I wrong. It has come very handy and helped me avoid some pitfalls. My only real challenge was resoldering the switch, which I did incorrectly. Of course there was a small pop and a few sparks so that meant I needed to redo it, thankfully I had taken pictures of the connection before taking it apart so the redo was only a few minutes. Again thanks to everyone for thier kind words and help.

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