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Post# 1019626   12/31/2018 at 17:10 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Post# 1019630 , Reply# 1   12/31/2018 at 17:36 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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I have two of these and one of the next size larger. Wonderful fans.

Post# 1019652 , Reply# 2   12/31/2018 at 22:26 by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

The color is called Blue Spruce and ran 1960-64. I think this is the prettiest color scheme they had for these fans and they are very quiet.

Post# 1019660 , Reply# 3   1/1/2019 at 01:45 by robbinsandmyers (Hamden CT)        

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The planned obsolesence phase was well on its way when these were built.

Post# 1019671 , Reply# 4   1/1/2019 at 07:42 by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

They can be relubricated though if you can get the blade grommet off. I've relubed a few. And when the blades are true they are nice runners.

Emersons of the time and most R&M/Hunters were certainly heavier built.

Funny thing is I have a Hunter that is built very similar to that GE, including rubber blade grommet and motor looks very similar.

Post# 1019750 , Reply# 5   1/1/2019 at 17:50 by robbinsandmyers (Hamden CT)        

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I have a Gilbert Polar Cub Custom box fan that has the rubber mount blades also and the rubber shrunk and the hub was loose so I JB Welded it. The blade looks just like a GE blade but the fan looks like a Kord. Only one Ive seen in 30 years.

Post# 1019761 , Reply# 6   1/1/2019 at 19:53 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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fan-of-fans, do you happen to have a link for any information on the disassembly process for these fans? Iíve only ever come across one of them that didnít work, but it would be great to re-lubricate mine to extend their life.

Post# 1019890 , Reply# 7   1/2/2019 at 21:24 by fan-of-fans (Florida)        
GE fan disassembly

Not off hand but these oscillating fans are fairly easy to disassemble. The biggest thing is getting that rubber hubbed blade off. I usually put some oil or WD-40 behind the blade and let it seep in and loosen up between the shaft and grommet.

Push gently from behind the blade and work the grommet and blade off.

With the blade off, you'll see 3 screws holding the blade guard to the front of the motor. Take those off to remove.

Looking inside from the front of the the motor housing, there are two screws toward the back a bit, one on each side of the motor. The oscillator knob pulls straight up. Take off the switch ring and then the motor housing should come off.

On top of the motor there is a flat cover on the gearbox held on by a few screws. With that off you can clean out the old grease and add new. Also can add some oil to the bearings. There are grooved areas where the shaft passes through the bearings, to help distribute the oil.

The late ivory models with ABS plastic motor housing are a lot nicer as far as servicing because the screws are accessible from the back of the motor, so you don't have to remove the blade and cage to get inside.

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