Will it go round in circles until it stops?
December 11, 2011 1:57 PM Subscribe
Where can I get a replacement motor for my vintage Christmas color wheel?
posted by the matching mole to sports, hobbies, & recreation (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have one of those nifty color wheels from the early 1960s (I guess). It really puts nice light on my aluminum Christmas tree and brings me right back to the holiday season at my grandparents' houses in the mid-1960s.
The color wheel is in good shape, but I think its motor is on its last legs. It makes an unpleasant grinding noise when it's powered on and it just seems to be working harder than it should.
I'd appreciate any advice about how to replace the motor. The motor is pretty simple: turn the power switch and it rotates at a single speed, rather slowly. I'm reasonably handy with a soldering iron, but have no idea where to find a suitable replacement.
Click for pictures of said motor: picture one
, and picture two