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 Posted: Thu Sep 14th, 2017 12:42 am
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Jim Roadt
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Picked up this kidney at fan fair worked great Took it apart to polish and clean it up.  Did not take motor apart.
Put it back together and wallah... it does not work
disappointing but I think it still looks pretty good

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 Posted: Thu Sep 14th, 2017 12:45 am
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 Posted: Thu Sep 14th, 2017 12:47 am
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 Posted: Thu Sep 14th, 2017 12:58 am
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Jim Roadt wrote:

Hi Jim!

I hate that when that happens! Do you think you know what it is? Did you buy that at the auction? That was mine if it is the HE? That was a very decent 12" fan with a good Kidney! I still have the 16" kidney... I almost stripped them down for parts... Just couldnt do it... They seem to be worth more as parts as they are whole fans... But... I will not part out complete working fans...

Geo...      :bow:bigfan

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 Posted: Fri Sep 15th, 2017 12:34 am
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Shame about it not working. These are nice fans to use.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 01:43 am
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I think it was caused by exposed wires right where head wire goes into motor.  Did not notice that before plugging in and that is where the spark and puff of smoke appeared to  come from.  Looks impossible to fix the wiring that close to motor without taking motor apart.  Taking that motor apart does not look easy on that kidney.  At least I have a nice looking non working fan, live and learn.   Picture is blurry but  I believe that to be the problem.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 01:51 am
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That certainly looks to be your problem. It really isn't an issue to wire in a new head wire on these GE's. Break it open and enjoy those kidney gears. Almost makes you want to have a clear plastic top for that gearbox cast!

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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 04:53 am
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Jim,     Does the name plate have a form letter stamping? The survey gives a range of serial numbers 861916-972655, but early teens is the era in which GE inscribed useful information only sporadically...

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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 01:14 pm
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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 02:08 pm
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Thanks, Jim... extends the loop-handle timeline a little bit... I wish they had stamped "L", "M", "P" & "Q" a lot more, and I don't yet know whether "N" was used... I have a kidney loop #880425, no letter designation.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 04:43 pm
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Any links on forum to get motor out of housing on this fan?  I can remove the kidney,which appears intact and perfect,  no problem .  To fix the wiring in need to get in this beastThanks

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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 05:10 pm
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Click on "Search", type in kidney stator or stator removal. I think the pvc pipe stator removal method will work. Good luck. 

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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 06:44 pm
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I did check kidney stator removal  .3 posts I did not see any with pvc removal method or any methodMaybe I'm looking in wrong post

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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 07:50 pm
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I searched "kidney stator ", 5 pages of threads. It seems that BMY stator is removed the same way. 

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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 08:39 pm
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Jim Roadt
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Thanks for the help

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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 08:57 pm
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Worth fixing

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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 10:29 pm
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I find that the BMY=Kidney stators are one of the easiest to remove. Watch out for the brass motor tag rivets though because they are sometimes rubbing against the stator making it more difficult to remove.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 17th, 2017 01:55 am
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I should clarify I have not even removed the housing yet. All screws front and back removed and can not separate the housing from the motor front or back

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 Posted: Sun Sep 17th, 2017 09:42 am
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Jim Roadt wrote: I should clarify I have not even removed the housing yet. All screws front and back removed and can not separate the housing from the motor front or back
FYI, the front motor bell is part of the casting and does not separate. How are your mechanical skills and tool collection? Even though BMY stators are fairly easy to remove I would proceed very cautiously if you don't have some previous motor experience. One misplaced hit and you could add a stator rewind to the repair list.


Last edited on Sun Sep 17th, 2017 09:43 am by Henry Carrera

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 Posted: Mon Sep 18th, 2017 09:23 pm
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Jim Roadt wrote: I should clarify I have not even removed the housing yet. All screws front and back removed and can not separate the housing from the motor front or backLong screws in the front hold the stator into the motor housing. Rear screws hold the motor cover on. All must be removed to get the stator out. I use a tiny flat screw driver to gently pry the cover off. Then remove the rotor. Next is the stator. You might want to find someone to help that has done it before. I will if you bring it to Atlanta lol. Good luck 

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 Posted: Mon Sep 18th, 2017 10:28 pm
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Jim Roadt
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I have somebody to fix it
Thanks for all the advice

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