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I have a vintage 1950's Westinghouse fan. It's in pretty bad

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shape so I can't tell...
I have a vintage 1950's Westinghouse fan. It's in pretty bad shape so I can't tell where to tie in the new cord. I have a new ungrounded cord. I have the hot and neutral from the wall socket- a rotary switch which appears to have a red, black, and green? wires- then a two wire cord from the motor. Inside the fan there is also a plate that Has two wires coming out of it. Can you help me wire this back together
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Just started working on it last night
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 1 year ago
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Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be assisting you. Please stand by while I review your question.

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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 1 year ago

What are the colors from the fan motor?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'm not sure if they have been retired but from the fan motor there is a three wire cord green, yellow, and orange. Yellow and green are the only ones used
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Rewired
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 1 year ago

I'm going to opt out. Not sure with the wire colors given.

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Electrician: Sam I, Electrician replied 1 year ago
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Hello I might be able to help you. Do you have an ohmmeter or multi-meter to test the wires with? Also, could you take a picture of the wiring area and upload it here?

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Electrician: Sam I, Electrician replied 1 year ago

Ok stand by while I review this. Is there a little plate on the fan with a model number or anything?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It is a Westinghouse
Cat.No.12 LA4
Part NO. Y-4693Volts 115
Cycles 60
Amps. .7
Electrician: Sam I, Electrician replied 1 year ago

Thank you. Where is the green, yellow, and orange cord that you posted about earlier?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I replaced it. It is now the cord you see on the inside of the fan coming from the motor.
Electrician: Sam I, Electrician replied 1 year ago

Oh ok. I'm not sure what the plate with wires is so I will have to do a little research into it. I notice some numbers on it but can't make them out. Can you see what the whole number is?

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Electrician: Sam I, Electrician replied 1 year ago

Have you ohmed the plate? I'm thinking it could be a resistor for low speed.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'm guessing you are correct. The numbers are Y28664-1
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you, ***** ***** sense to me now. My low speed resistor must be shot, it works on high speed but won't in the low speed position.
Electrician: Sam I, Electrician replied 1 year ago

Are you restoring this fan? Check out this guy's restored fan just like yours:http://www.afcaforum.com/forum5/37725.html

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