Older Ceiling Fan - Capacitor burned out again - Time for a whole new fan?


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Old 08-09-13, 11:13 AM
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Older Ceiling Fan - Capacitor burned out again - Time for a whole new fan?

A 52" ceiling fan thats at least 15 years old but doesn't get very much use. Don't even remember the brand. Stopped working, replaced the capacitor because it was obviously cooked. It didn't least a year (with very little use) and burned this one out.

It's not my field but I figure that something is causing the capacitor to cook (motor drag on start?), and that I might as well get a whole new fan because of its age. The replacement capacitor last cost us around $23 with shipping and I'm now having trouble locating the capacitor online anyway. Capacitor is marked E158584, CBB 1, 350 VAC 50/60 HZ, max temp 70C.

Appreciate your thoughts.
 
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Old 08-09-13, 03:07 PM
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How have you been controlling this fan? With its pull chain, a wall controller, a remote or a switch?
 
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Old 08-11-13, 11:48 AM
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One pull chain to turn on and to adjust 3 speeds and another pull chain to reverse direction.
 
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Old 08-11-13, 01:54 PM
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A pull chain to reverse direction? That's interesting. The direction should only be reversed when the fan is off, of course, but I assume you've been doing that.
 
 

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