Help with old range hood fan

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Old 10-02-14, 08:12 PM
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Help with old range hood fan

The casings of the wires of the fan in our range hood have completely dried out and are falling apart. As a result the bare wires are exposed in a couple of places. I could put electric tape over those places, but the problem is the wire is exposed even right where it enters the motor. So, I thought I would open it up, and install a new wire. However, I am having a hard time figuring out how to open the thing up, and would greatly appreciate any help.

I could see two screws only, and thought those were what were holding it together, but it seems that their only function is to connect the motor to the mounting bracket. I am not sure if the 4 tiny holes on the model number plate are actually rivets that hold the whole thing together.

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If this can't be done, if someone could point to a reasonably priced replacement fan, that would be great too. The only thing that I can find that looks similar is this, Amazon.com: Broan Replacement Range Hood Fan Motor and Fan - 2 Speed # 97012248, 1.1 amps, 120 volts: Appliances which has terrible reviews.

Thanks for your help!
 
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Old 10-02-14, 08:46 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Does your range hood have a brand name on it anywhere? There is some information on the data plate on the motor. If you can provide some additional information, we may be able to help.
 
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Thanks for the reply, goldstar. The wording on the plate is as follows

20 Auto Oil Every 3 Mo.
Universal Electric Co.
Made in Owosso, Mich., USA
C.S.A. Approval No.


Duty..........................11N
Amps.......................R.P.M.
.5.............................16000
Cycle.......................Volts
60.............................115
Model......................Serial
118-036....................17726


I tried searching for the model number, but didn't find anything. It came with the house we just baught, so I have no idea how old it is, but it's probably pretty old.
 
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Thanks a lot for the links PJmax.

I don't understand how I missed your second link when I searched earlier. Now it shows up as the first search result.
 
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