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Hunter ceiling fan barely moves

Three speed fan Barely moves at only ONE speed, slow! Fan is a few years old, but hasn't been used much. Does not have remote

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  • buffaloe68 Jan 24, 2009

    Fan turns slowlyon all three speeds. worked fine on original start up. Wiring is correct. no Light. has a heat smell after running 2-3 minutes

  • buffaloe68 May 11, 2010

    when i turn the fan by hand, it coasts freely. Probably not the brng. fan starts up fine. probably not cap. If I remember right, Cap gives it the kick in right direction. I am thinking winding. How do you check the windings and is bench repair economical?



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Hi
check if the fan turn freely if not then it is most likely a stiff brg,if it does then it could be a capacitor failure or faulty winding in the motor
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Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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