I have an electrical motor that, as far as I can tell, is in need of repair.
Said motor is a rather important part of a John Deere A90 multi-fuel space heater (torpedo style).
The motor spins the fan that blows the (intensely) hot air as well as spins the fuel pump that feeds the burner. I have almost no knowledge of electric motors but my guess is that bearings need replacing. The shaft has entirely too much "play" in it and it seems to disengage and won't spin.
Anyway, why I'm asking here. The motor is not a standard electrical motor because of the quasi built in fuel pump on the back side of the motor. There are no replacement motors available for these heaters, and the motor doesn't seem to be serviceable by your average DIY'er.
What I was hoping you guys could answer is this, do any of you know of a good electrical shop that could repair this kind of motor? Is there a decent place I can mail this thing to and get it repaired for a fair price? My internet searching has not turned up much.
The John Deere A90 is an old torpedo heater that can burn kerosene or diesel (and maybe other stuff?), they are super nice heaters that put out ton of heat. I can't post any pictures of the motor until later today but here is my craigslist ad for it ---> John Deere A90 Heater - For Parts or Fix
I'll post pictures of the motor and fuel pump tonight so this thread has some context.
Anywho...who knows about electric motors and how to get one properly repaired?
I've tried to find a local shop to repair it but the only place I've found is over an hour from me and has stupid short hours, and I can't get there because of my work hours. Plus they seemed a bit incompetent when talking with them on the phone....