minkaAire Concept I ceiling fan: where is the capacitor?

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minkaAire Concept I ceiling fan: where is the capacitor?

The speed controls on my minkaAire Concept I ceiling fan are not working properly, so I think that I need to replace the capacitor. Does anyone know where the capacitor is located on the fan? The fan has a remote controller. Is the capacitor inside the receiver? If it is, do I need to replace the whole receiver unit? Thanks.
 
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Old 01-21-14, 03:13 PM
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Not familiar with a MinkaAire fan, but most cases the caps are below the fan motor inside where light kit attaches.
 
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Old 01-21-14, 07:47 PM
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I'm not familiar with Minka Aire either but in some fans...... the capacitors are in the remote receiver. You can tell by the amount of wires connecting the remote to the fan.
 
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There are five wires coming out of the remote receiver. They are AC IN L, AC IN N, to motor L, to motor N, and for the light. The remote transmitter has three speeds and an off button for the fan, a button to reverse the direction, and a light switch. Can you tell from this info if the capacitor is in the receiver? Thanks.
 
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Based on only five wires the capacitors are not in the receiver. So the usual location will be in the pull chain area above the light.

When the caps are in the receiver there are usually 9 wires on a plug connecting that unit to the fan.
 
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This fan has no detachable light kit or pull chain. The light bulb screws directly into the fan housing. I opened the receiver and found three big caps. They are labeled as follows:

1). 6uF - U
250 WV. AC

2). 5uF - U
250 WV. AC

3). 1.8 uF
250WV.AC
PP

Are these the caps that need to be replaced if the fan speeds are not working properly? I can get the whole receiver unit for $20 on ebay. Thanks.
 
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Old 01-22-14, 12:33 PM
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Good job

Yes...... those are the motor control capacitors.
 
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Great, thank you very much for the help!
 
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