Williams Forsaire wall heater

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Old 02-07-15, 05:24 PM
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Williams Forsaire wall heater

I have an old probably 1970's (the tag with model # and serial number looks like it was stamped out of lead) Williams forsaire wall heater where the heat comes out by the floor and intake, i'm assuming, is at the top. It is a model 465fa 65,000 btu nat. gas heater. The fan makes all kinds of racket. It is an 11 inch fan on a shaft that is held on with an allen wrench set screw. The whole fan and shaft slides from front to back about 1/4 inch. I can't find a fan assembly for this model. Will an assembly from a newer Williams work? I was guessing the entire motor/fan assembly would have to be replaced. I know nothing about heaters.

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Old 02-07-15, 05:30 PM
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I'm not at all familiar with that brand but often we have to take the spec's off the motor & measure the fan (if it won't come off the shaft) then try to find something to meet those criteria.
 
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Old 02-07-15, 05:42 PM
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Ok. Ill take it apart and get some better pictures. The Williams website says the 465fa was replaced by the Model # 6508632.
 
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Old 02-07-15, 05:50 PM
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In case you can't find a substitute replacement..... it appears the place below stocks it.

Replacement parts for williams forsaire top vented heaters
 
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http://youtu.be/xMJPGqunDo4 I took the fan off and it appears to be a newer motor (I bought the house about 2 months ago). It is also the correct size. It had a few drops of oil coming off the bottom front of it. The shaft didn't make much noise at all when the fan blades were off and it kicked on. Here is a video of the noise it is making. http://youtu.be/xMJPGqunDo4
 
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Old 02-08-15, 07:15 AM
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Your video is listed as private.
 
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Ok. the video should be good now
 
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Old 02-08-15, 03:37 PM
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If the fan appears to run true without wobble when slowing down or spun by hand, you propably just need a new motor.
 
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