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Old 07-15-12, 03:20 PM
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HI: We have Windmere fan model C753. Measures approximately 17 " h x 15 1/4"
wx 3"deep.

I am trying to dtermine 1.If this company is still in business, and if so how to contact.
2. If not, is it possible to find a replacement motor, and where?

Any help most appreciated.
 
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Old 07-15-12, 03:32 PM
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Untitled Document is their website. What did you pay for the fan? What do you expect to pay for the motor alone? A replacement may cost as much as a new fan.
 
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Old 07-15-12, 05:10 PM
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is it possible to find a replacement motor, and where?
Search in your area for "electric motor repair" or "small appliance repair." A few calls should get you enough feedback to find the shop you need.
 
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Old 07-15-12, 06:34 PM
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Is there something special about this fan? Looking on line I see it may be a pedestal fan or perhaps box fan but nothing that would make it worth trying to repair.
 
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Old 07-15-12, 06:36 PM
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We have Windmere fan model C753. Measures approximately 17 " h x 15 1/4"
wx 3"deep.

I am trying to dtermine 1.If this company is still in business, and if so how to contact.
2. If not, is it possible to find a replacement motor, and where?
The short answer is trash it, it isn't worth your time even asking if it can be repaired. Windmere was the original brand manufactured in China for Applica Consumer Products of Miramar, FL. Applica later picked up the license to manufacture Black & Decker branded small appliances and even acquired some plants in China to do it; this was their premier brand although it was still cheap crap. Nearly every small appliance they ever manufactured, if still working, has been recalled. I believe they finally sold the Black & Decker license to another company to continue making cheap crap in China. I don't know what happened to Applica, but if I were to guess I would say they are either gone or have been bought by another company for their distribution network.
 
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Old 07-15-12, 06:51 PM
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I agree with the others- trash it. You can buy a Lasko box fan, which is still made in USA, or look into a Vornado, another American company. Unfortunately, some Vornados are now made in China, but even so, they are good fans.
Andy
 
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Old 07-16-12, 05:08 AM
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I have a Windmere fan. I took it out of the box, plugged it in, and the switch broke off in my hand the first time I tried to turn it on. A two-hour drive to return a $20 fan wasn't going to happen, so I bypassed the switch and plugged it into a switched outlet. Pulled out the lock so it would oscillate -- that knob pulled off in my hand. Gorilla glue.

Complete junk. But it's been working for about six years now.
 
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It shouldn't be too difficult to repair the motor. Chances are the brushes wore off, so if this fan has sentimental values, it would cost a couple of bucks to find replacement brushes, rather than replacing the whole motor.
 
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Old 07-16-12, 09:46 AM
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Cheap fans I have worked on don't have brushes.
 
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Old 07-16-12, 08:40 PM
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Most likely, the fan has an induction motor, thus no brushes.
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