ceiling fan needs a push

Old 07-13-09, 06:45 AM
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ceiling fan needs a push

I have a brand new ceiling fan that seemed to work well for 2 months but now it needs a push to get started. Any easy fixes or should I try to return it to the store.
Old 07-13-09, 08:17 AM
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Replace the capacitor. Drop the light kit or blank cover. You should see a small square box that is not a switch. It may be marked with a number ending in f. Take it to the big box store and get a new one same rating. May not be the cause but it is something to check.
Old 07-13-09, 03:13 PM
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Ceiling fans should be started on high speed and then you can slow it down once it is spinning at speed. Kind of like starting a maunual shift car from a stop. You don't try to start out in 3rd.

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