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 Posted: Sun Sep 16th, 2018 11:22 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Recently got an 12” Eck Hurricane tab foot non-oscillator. It seems a bit sluggish. Pulls a little over 2 amps on high and only puts out about 8 mph wind, most of my other fans pull less amps, and produce 13-16 mph. Is that normal?

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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 01:16 pm
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Michael Rathberger
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If you have a strobe, strobe it and see how fast the motor is spinning on high and compare it to another fan. If it's slower than you think it should be, bypass the switch (if possible) and see if high isn't chocked down through the coil. It does sound like it straining though from everything you posted.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 02:56 pm
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Richard Daugird
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I didn't use a strobe, but I did compare to other fans with an anemometer, it's putting out about half the mph wind speed.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 07:18 pm
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Is the motor getting hot ? 2 amps sound a little high
What’s the tag say about the motor stats ?

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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 07:42 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Tag doesn't mention amperage, but none of the other 12" fans I tested pull that many amps, not even the GE Pancake. I didn't run it long enough to get hot, was scared to. I took it apart to clean it, front bearing offered some resistance, so I hit it with some sand paper and steel wool. Maybe it's a new bearing and is tight? Also, I just used oil not grease, but for short run time that should not be a problem I wouldn't think.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2018 12:35 am
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Matthew Albach
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Most times when motors go high amp there’s a short somewhere in the coils however, bad bearings plus blade pitch does play in a roll on drag the amps can go up i do hope you get this solved

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