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Re: [APD] Re: Vortex HELP! -- No Fan!?

The XL motor is diff than the D1.  The D1 motor -- still a
Fasco, I believe, has a fan inside the main motor housing. 
On the XL, the fain is outside the main motor housing and
under the black cap that functiions as an air diverter to
send the fan outfout over the heat sink located around the
tim of the motor. This bigger motor need more cooling than
the D1 motor. If you remove the 4  screws holding the cap
in place, the heat sink will be visible andthe centrifugal
fan will be in plain sight at the top of the motor. It's
held to the shaft with a hex screw. If the screw is loose,
the fan might not turn at speed. IF the fan is missing,
then maybe you can get Vortex to jsut sent a fan -- it
would be easy enough to install.

Scott H.
--- Chuck H <grendel at usit_net> wrote:
> Dave T. wrote:
> > I jucst confirmed, there is no fan at the top of the
> motor shaft, just a
> > whole lot of shaft hanging out there under the black
> cap.  I haven't taken
> > anything else apart...so I doubt there's any way they
> can tell me to GTFO!
> > Wish there was a way to tell them there's just no fan
> and have them send
> > me one :-(  Oh well, it's just gonna take the few weeks
> I was hoping to
> > avoid
> Hmm...the XL motor must be a different design inside (I
> have the D-
> 1).  The  D-1 has a fan attached to the motor shaft at
> the top, so 
> whenever the pump runs, the fan cools the motor.  The D-1
> doesn't 
> have a cap like the XL and the fan is easily visible
> through vents in 
> the motor casing.  Maybe the XL motor depends on passive
> cooling, but 
> I don't see why they would change...seems like the
> beefier motor 
> would need more cooling, not less.
> Anyway, the innards of these motors are not really meant
> to be 
> serviced (considered throwaways).  So even if a fan were
> missing or 
> screwed up, your best bet is still (unfortunately) to try
> and get the 
> vendor/mfg to swap the whole deal, or at least swap
> motors.  I just 
> thought that if the fan wasn't working, you could at
> least have an 
> idea what is wrong.  Personally, I hate mechanical
> mysteries.  Sucks 
> almost as bad as buying something new and having it not
> work.... 
> Hope the rest of your Xmas is more merry.
> --
> Chuck Huffine
> Knoxville, Tennessee
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S. Hieber

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