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Re: [APD] Re: Vortex HELP! -- No Fan!?
Definately what I was thinking, there's no fan at the top at all, just the
shaft hanging out there. Looks like I got the bum of the assembly line. I
hope to call them today, I emailed last night to their info email address,
but haven't heard back. I think contacting the vendor might be the way to
go, it'll just take a long time to get everything turned around. Thanks all
for the help, I'll be sure to let you all know how it turns out.
----- Original Message -----
From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 9:56 AM
Subject: 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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