Dehumidifier fan issue
OK, so no woodworking content here..... just want to draw on the multitude of talent here. You constantly amaze me with your ideas and I'm hoping you can help.
I was doing my yearly cleaning of my dehumidifier and discovered that the plastic fan in it may have left this world for the next.
The center has (had?) a flat on it that mated up with a flat on the motor shaft. That opening is now almost completely round, and, of course, the fan just sits whilst the motor spins. Replacement is not an option.. discontinued part. Even called the manufacturer and no dice. I am going into a local supplier who has offered to look at it and see if it's "close" to another that might still be available.
Several thoughts I had. Build up the inside of the shaft hole and then file another flat? Not sure what I would use to do this... liquid plastic, jb weld, ?? Another thought would be to drill thru the fan and shaft and put a roll pin or something similar thru both.
Lastly, just scrap it and purchase a new one. It IS 23 years old after all, but it still works great and I'd much rather spend a little to repair than a lot to replace.
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on
or by imbeciles who really mean it.