Replacing ceiling fan capacitor


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Old 04-27-15, 12:04 PM
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Replacing ceiling fan capacitor

I have a Hunter ceiling fan that is 3 years old. The light fixture is not working and I googled to find out why. It looks like Hunter is having problems with capacitors that just all of a sudden don't work.

I would like to replace the capacitor. It is a 5 wire cbb61 with two gray wires. one red, green and brown wire.

Here is what is printed on the capacitor.

cbb61 E215893

The red reads 4uF/300v
green 4uF/250v
brown 2.5uF/250v

AC 50/60Hz c+5%
Max temp +85 C 10.1
C22.2 No. 190
Part No.0169-08


I can't find a capacitor to match the wire numbers 4uF/300v, 4uF/250v, 2.5uF/250v.

Is there something compatible that I can use?
 
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Old 04-27-15, 02:33 PM
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The fan capacitor has nothing to do with the light fixture. It just controls the three fan speeds.

2/4/4 is an unusual size. 2/3.5/4 is a common size.
 
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Old 11-20-15, 12:09 PM
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Unusual Yes, but Where?

Hello,

While a 4uF/300v, 4uF/250v, 2.5uF/250v cap may be unusual, the original question remains: Can anyone say whether a more common five-wire capacitor can be substituted? I could wire up a few singles, but from what I've read, the replacement should be exact.

I found this one for about $20:
ceilingfanparts.com/images/capacitor5.htm (unspecified voltage ratings)

Something cheaper sure would be a nice find.


Great forum, thanks much for the resource.
Bud
 

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Old 11-20-15, 07:26 PM
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Yes.... a five wire cap can be used..... just use only the sections you need. Cap off the extra wires.

You can also use singles equally as well but they usually take up a lot more room.
 
 

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