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 Posted: Sun Sep 16th, 2018 03:07 am
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Aaron Stidham
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Hello,  Could you please help identify this fan I just picked up today?  There is no serial number tag and there doesn’t appear to be any shadows where one was attached. The speed control is mounted on a white porcelain disk.  The cage is steel with welded joints and a brass ge  button in the center.  It has a 3 wire stator.  I have it apart right now getting the rust and grease off. Inside the motor case is stamped AC 3.  To me it looks similar to the ge whiz but it doesn’t have the 3 screws in the triangle pattern on the back. The base is heavy and appears to be cast iron.  Thanks for any help you can give me.  

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 Posted: Sun Sep 16th, 2018 11:46 am
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Jeff Rusnak
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Nice fan ....Its not a G.E. But a Peerless !! Someone replaced the original cage with a G.E.cage for whatever reason.Peerless for some reason only put the info on the cage badge,that's why there is NO info on the fan.Great fan should clean up nice.Congrats !! 

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 Posted: Sun Sep 16th, 2018 03:49 pm
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Aaron Stidham
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Thank you!  Would my ge cage and the correct one be similar in value?  If so I’ll have to see if someone wants to swap in the buy sell trade forum.  It is 13” across.   Most of the paint was coming off with the grease so I’ve stripped it down and repainted.  I’m assuming the head wires should test low ohms, medium ohms and high ohms on a multimeter?
Thanks again.  




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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 03:21 pm
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Michael Mirin
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$50.00

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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 04:36 pm
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Aaron Stidham
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I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. It appears though that the windings in the motor are open. I can measure resistance on only two of the three wires so it will need rewound before I can see it run.   So a proper cage is around $50. And I imagine a good stator if I can find one is around $100?  Right now I have $50 invested in this fan. 


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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 08:32 pm
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Stator rewind is north of $200. You'll do better finding a good used one.  Have you checked the stator pairs right at the stator? Often it's simply a broken headwire. 

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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2018 12:46 am
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The insulation had mostly come off the headwires. I snipped them to within a couple inches of the stator and tested them there. I could try to get in closer. They feel secure and not broken where they enter the windings.   I only get a reading between two wires. If I test either of those two wires to the other wire it shows open. The windings themselves show no obvious gauges or loose wires. 
Thank you for the help!  

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