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Subaru
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[General] Found a free fan

it's one of those large fan on two wheels I assume they thew it out because it stopped working.. or at least I see rust spots under the motor.. The belt looks a little stretched.

Anyways the motor is a AO Smith but where can I tell what model it is?





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HarryH3
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I've seen those fans fail because the contacts in the switch burned out. So try bypassing the switch before you spend bucks on a new motor.


Subaru
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True, I've had a switch flame up on me, it's raining today and so it got wet but I will just check with my meter if I have continuity.


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So I went to the site I can't tell which one but I think it's the 9936D model

»www.airkinglimited.com/pages/ind···um1.html

The belt looks a little loose I assume the motor can be moved up and down to take slack off of it?

*edit yep

»www.amazon.com/Air-King-9936D-In···0428LQTK


nunya
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Cant believe they threw it away. Those things are expensive.


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lol I know, I saw it and I quicky got it lol I need it next year for a project for the car, I'm glad I got a storage unit now hah.

I knew it was going to be in the $300-400 range, the sun is in and out so I'm going to open it and adjust the motor to take the slack off of it and check to make sure things are dry and check the switch as well.


ROCINANTE
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Get some HVAC mineral oil and lubricate the bushings also.
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Fan is running!


John Galt
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Some taper is wondering where the hell his fan is...


Subaru
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Lol I bet


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No bushings to lube.


54067323

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said by Subaru:

No bushings to lube.

There in there you just have to open the motor to get to them.


Jack_in_VA
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said by 54067323:

said by Subaru:

No bushings to lube.

There in there you just have to open the motor to get to them.

Maybe not. Some better fan motors have sealed ball bearings. If it doesn't have oil ports or grease fittings it is not meant to be lubed.


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said by Jack_in_VA:

said by 54067323:

said by Subaru:

No bushings to lube.

There in there you just have to open the motor to get to them.

Maybe not. Some better fan motors have sealed ball bearings. If it doesn't have oil ports or grease fittings it is not meant to be lubed.

yep it says in the manual it's sealed from the factory and not needed to be oiled.
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that's a serious score there!


chamberc
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said by 54067323:

There

They're

TheMG
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said by Subaru:

The belt looks a little loose I assume the motor can be moved up and down to take slack off of it?

Usually that is the case.

However, note that the belt should not be completely taught. There should be a little bit of slack. The rule of thumb that I use for fan/blower belts like this is 1/2" of movement when you push lightly on the belt with your finger mid-span.

A belt that is not tight enough will slip (often you can hear squealing especially at power-on). A belt that is too tight can put a heavier load on the motor and places more stress on the bearings, which can cause the bearings and belt to fail prematurely.


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54067323

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said by Jack_in_VA:

Maybe not. Some better fan motors have sealed ball bearings. If it doesn't have oil ports or grease fittings it is not meant to be lubed.

That looks like a 36" Air King if so I have one I dumpster dived, the reason it was chucked was the motor barely turned and having noting to lose I popped the motor open and found what ever was used as a lubricant had gelled into something that looked like yellow dog poop. There was some damage to the bushings but not a lot so I cleaned up the front and rear motor shafts wiped and oiled the bushings with some 30W I had on the shelf, I also oiled the felts but they where pretty ugly so I am not sure how much that helped, none the less that was a couple of summers back and the fan is still blowing.

Now that stated that motor is most definitely sealed, that is to say it has no external oil ports but that is controlled obsolescence and one way around that is a regular lubing of the bushings more so once the puppy mother seizes up.


54067323

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reply to chamberc
Ah a contraction eh.

Oops.


54067323

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reply to TheMG
said by TheMG:

A belt that is not tight enough will slip (often you can hear squealing especially at power-on).

The belt on the one I have squeals for a few seconds if powered up on high, someday it is probably going to let loose but until then I am too cheap to replace it.


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I can bet if you fart behind it, it would vent them pretty good.


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This one had nothing at all.. while I'm waiting for my video to upload it seems like the motor has a clutch on it.

lol one person was walking by and said to me nice fan haha

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said by Subaru:

it seems like the motor has a clutch on it.

Centrifugal switch for the start winding.


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On the back side of the motor is a little tab, as the motor slows down and the centrifugal switch slows down it moves backwards and touches the metal tab.. when the fan is on high you can hear it a little, not sure if normal.. when the video uploads you will hear and see it.


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Slowest youtube video upload ever

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAMtZ3-x···youtu.be

iknow_t

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that's great to use outside to keep the tiger mosquitoes away. mosquitoes of any type hate wind..


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I did not know that.. could of used it like 3 months ago my legs got bit up pretty badly.


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got a
Vintage Patton Air Circulator Three-Speed. it has a 500watt motor for free from my grandpa. he was going to toss it since he was moving (thrift store pile) and was not going to need it anymore.

Yes I did ask if I can have it

I run it about 10 hours a day at night to let in the cold air
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