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Dwayne Carter

Looking For A More Powerful Gemmy Fan For "the Grinch"

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Hey All,

I'm looking for a replacement motor for our favorite inflatable, The Grinch. The fan power has been declining over the years...and this year it can't even inflate. We purchased the replacement motor from here: http://www.yardinflatables.com/Gemmy-Replacement-Fan-Lights-AND-Base-_p_994.html

Even though it says it will work up to a 9' inflatables...once installed, it wasn't powerful enough to inflate him.

The actual model number of the existing motor is: Model SJD-B2, 120v 60Hz 3130 RPM.

Can anyone help? The wife's sad that he's missing from the display this year....



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The way to determineif your motor is defective is to check the amperage. If you are not hitting specs, it has someThing wrong. If you believe it is undersized, then tell it to the person you bought it from.

The goal of this is to determine if the motor is the problem or if is a problem with the skin not holding air.

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Lots of people get inflatables and they either get torn up in the wind or forgotten after Christmas and the motors are fine. Keep an eye out at garage sales for good motors. Most people will let you plug stuff in to see if it works.

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The motor you purchased is insufficient for the inflatable. It states in the description up to 9 foot inflatables but goes on the say "skinny" inflatables. These inflatables hold much less air than even a regular 6-8 ft model. This new motor came off of one of those tall skinny santa, ghost or witch inflatables that are 9 feet tall but they are only about 12 - 15 inches in diameter.

Your best bet would be to look on clearance or at yard sales and find an old inflatable of like size to strip the motor from. But First I would check out the problem with your grinch and make sure it's the motor and not the fabric. In my experience the motor either dies or runs, it doesn't decline over the years. That sounds more like your fabric degrading.

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