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 Posted: Sat Feb 3rd, 2018 03:04 am
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Gerald Saunders
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I have a 12 inch  GE fan with steel blades and a gear box so it can oscillate when I got it apart it appears to have had seals if so I need to get some and also was wondering what type of Grease to use ? Also may need a cadge or get mine straighten if anybody could help I would appreciate it thanks for your time .

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 Posted: Sat Feb 3rd, 2018 05:00 am
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Steve Stephens
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A photo of your fan will help others know what it is.   A good multipurpose grease is what you need, not a "high temp" grease though.   I use Valvoline multipurpose or Red 'N Tacky grease.   I don't think your fan has seals but there probably are red fiber washers one the ends of gear shafts, etc.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 4th, 2018 03:31 pm
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Red and tacky gets a lot of votes from members. Don’t need to fill the box completely, just so the gears will always be rolling up grease. No seals on these. Regarding the cage, there are some good technical videos. I’d start looking on this site for links. I presume steel cage since you said your blades are steel. I find those difficult because they don’t bend easily and tension can cause welds to pop. Go slow and try and avoid putting pressure on the joints as you adjust the wires in between. Might be good to post a picture of the cage so others with more experience can get eyes on it and see what you’re dealing with. Here’s a link to a prior post about straightening a steel cage. http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=47886&forum_id=1&highlight=Straighten+steel+cage

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 Posted: Sun Feb 4th, 2018 06:26 pm
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Thanks for all your time I will get some red and tacky and the cadge is steel I will look into straightening it myself.here is a picture of what looks like a seal if you can zoom in you can see what looks like oil port's this is why I asked about the Grease and seals sorry this picture should have been first this is my first post and only have my phone to work with thanks again everyone

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 Posted: Wed Feb 7th, 2018 02:47 am
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Your fan doesn't have oil seals. Carefully tap the bearing cover to make sure it's fully seated. Put red and tacky in the gearbox and call it done. Did you install new cotton wick for the bearings?

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 Posted: Wed Feb 7th, 2018 03:05 am
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Yes new cotton wick for the fan side bushing thanks  I will get it together and finnish it

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