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Where can I find start capacitors for ceiling fans? « on: April 15, 2021, 09:10:24 PM » Author: thelightingman
I need a start capacitor for a ceiling fan I found new in the box in my collapsing shed. I can get it to go if I spin it by hand but it won't go on its own. The capacitor is 4uf.
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Re: Where can I find start capacitors for ceiling fans? « Reply #1 on: April 16, 2021, 02:54:36 AM » Author: Medved
I guess in a fan it would be a motor run capacitor (connected all the time), not just start (disconnected once the motor starts).
Look for electronic component distributors like RS or Newark or so, "motor run capacitor 4uF xxxV"
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Re: Where can I find start capacitors for ceiling fans? « Reply #2 on: April 16, 2021, 11:24:38 AM » Author: Bulbman256
I think I might have a 4uf in a bin of parts I have from some old fans, I can check them out when I get home for you. :D
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Re: Where can I find start capacitors for ceiling fans? « Reply #3 on: April 16, 2021, 01:34:13 PM » Author: thelightingman
I think I might have a 4uf in a bin of parts I have from some old fans, I can check them out when I get home for you. :D

Thanks! It has a red wire and a white wire. That's the one I need. I will get a picture soon for you. It's from a 1998 Harbor Breeze Armitage ceiling fan I found as new old stock in my shed.
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Re: Where can I find start capacitors for ceiling fans? « Reply #4 on: April 16, 2021, 01:41:00 PM » Author: thelightingman
Here is the capacitor
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Re: Where can I find start capacitors for ceiling fans? « Reply #5 on: April 16, 2021, 04:33:54 PM » Author: thelightingman
I think I might have a 4uf in a bin of parts I have from some old fans, I can check them out when I get home for you. :D

Whenever you find it, can you send me a picture?
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Re: Where can I find start capacitors for ceiling fans? « Reply #6 on: April 16, 2021, 04:54:22 PM » Author: Bulbman256
Dug through my parts and found a similar 4.75 uf one, seems to be the same size and it measured on my meter as 4.6uf. I have two of these guys. :)
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Re: Where can I find start capacitors for ceiling fans? « Reply #7 on: April 16, 2021, 05:38:16 PM » Author: thelightingman
Dug through my parts and found a similar 4.75 uf one, seems to be the same size and it measured on my meter as 4.6uf. I have two of these guys. :)

Thanks! Can I have a picture of them? Luckily, the motor in this fan is designed for up to a 5uf cap.
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Re: Where can I find start capacitors for ceiling fans? « Reply #8 on: April 16, 2021, 09:44:53 PM » Author: thelightingman
I have a photo of the whole fan and the owner's manual in my off topic section.
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Re: Where can I find start capacitors for ceiling fans? « Reply #9 on: April 16, 2021, 10:36:48 PM » Author: Bulbman256
Pm sent. :bulbman:
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Re: Where can I find start capacitors for ceiling fans? « Reply #10 on: April 16, 2021, 10:37:37 PM » Author: thelightingman
Pm sent. :bulbman:

I just got the PM.
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