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 Posted: Mon Jul 17th, 2017 06:29 pm
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Jamison Lee
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The switch on my Dominion has slowly been fading, the blades barely move in high and I just get amild humming noise.  I'm assuming it's dead and can't be repaired.
This is a 2-speed fan, so a 3 position rotary switch.
How do I go about getting a new switch?  Would an electrical supply house be able to help?

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 Posted: Mon Jul 17th, 2017 10:36 pm
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Thomas Peters
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Have you ever oiled the fan?

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 Posted: Tue Jul 18th, 2017 02:21 am
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hmmm, I'm embarrassed and relieved if that's all it is..(newbie). I gave it a nudge and it did spin.
I see one oil port on the hub. I suppose I need to remove the blades from the shaft too..?

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 Posted: Tue Jul 18th, 2017 02:57 am
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Levi Mevis
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The oil ports are usually on the front and rear of the motor itself, usually at the 12 o'clock position, probably what you're seeing on the hub is the hole for the blade's setscrew. take a look at the motor itself and see if you spot any holes at the aforementioned 12 o'clock position on the back and front, if it doesn't have any holes (oil ports) then its probably a permantly lubricated motor and the motor may be just about shot, but every once in a while the permantly lubed motors can be opened up and lubricated from the inisde of the motor (which was the case with an old Air King Box Fan I have from the 1970s that has a Westinghouse permanently Lubricated motor in it).
Hope this helps!

Levi

Last edited on Tue Jul 18th, 2017 02:58 am by Levi Mevis

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