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quote:Originally posted by Hadrian You could start a used FAN CLUB What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
quote:Originally posted by neilepI have a fan…I luff it…but why does it now take forever to speed up ?I reckon it takes a good fifteen minutes to reach full potential and then it just fans away quite happily..When turned off and on again it reaches speed efficiently…so..is it a temperature of motor thing happening here ? along with wear and tear ?I would consider it a job well done if you could blow me the answer.......a blow job well done !!! *snigger snigger*Men are the same as women, just inside out !
quote:Originally posted by Karen W.I agree with robert, I have fans that are thirty years old and we just take them apart carefully noting where everything needs to go back, especially if you are not used to tinkering. Then thoroughly clean everything from the inside out, checking your greased areas and adding new if neccasary. Sometimes those old bearings need replaced or new lube, be careful about the kind of grease you use. Make sure it is for bearings. Sometimes there is still grease but it is so old it becomes ineffective after having broken down.Sometimes causing sluggish startup until the grease is actually been moved around abit itself. New grease is usually what Bob adds automatically, especially is the fan has been running for sometime. Sometime the fan can capture dirt and grime around the base where it attaches to the rod, causing it to be gummy and noiseier then usual. I am no mechanic, but I have seen my hubby work on ours many times. He tinkers alot with old things like this. Typewriters two. He says no.one reason moving parts slow is sticky yucky dust and grime. A fan has moisture and dust pasing through it constantly and can really build up. You should be able to do this your self. just make sure you unplug the thing and take notes if you need to. Make a diagram.You do need to check electrical contacts and replace them if neccasry. You will need a sodering gun if any are broken off or loose. In some cases, you might need a whole new wire. make sure your connections are clean and you don't ground your wire out on something that of corse will burn it out and can case a fire. You should try it it might be a good project for one of those sleepless nights!
quote:Originally posted by Karen W.Hey Robert, is there really a difference in the spelling? Or did I just mis-spell it myself? Jeesh, I am bad! I am supposed to be the teacher here! Where the heck is Me old trusty Dictionary?.......Looking.......looking......aha! I humbly apologize for my error and indeed tis mine! Seems we of little brains spelled it wrong....graval graval graval....so sorry ! Soldering iron it is! Thanks friends!