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Re: Fan does not run, light kit still works
Several possiblities come to mind.
1) Electric motors attract dust and lint; enough can either cause the motor to overheat or just physically clog. Regular vacuuming helps, but you may have to pull it apart to check (de-energize that wiring circuit first). 2. Look for any loose wire connections. If you have a multi-meter, use it to check for continuity between the various wires.
3. Look at the motor for signs of scorching or other physical damage. If the previous two steps don't fix it, you're likely looking for a new/rebuilt motor.
Fixing #1 or #2 are probably within the capabilities of the average homeowner; if #3 is the problem, you probably aren't going to rewind the motor - - you might want to check back here with an update (and feedback?).
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Hello there, the controller seldom gets spoilt because all it does is to regulate the quantity of power which is supplied to the fan. The fan has a capacitor which regulates the quantity of power which the fan receives to determine the speed. I f the fan begins to move at a specific speed even when the regulator or controller is turned then it is an indicator that the capacitor is getting bad and therefore requires replacement. Once you replace the capacitor the fan should function fine. Hope this support has been helpful? Thank you for visiting FixYa.
Those connections sound OK ,, now you have to go to the canopy and see if all the wires for the fan/light are connected to a house wire. If there are two switches , then the blue fan wire would connect to the red wire .. it may be capped off in the ceiling. If there is only one control switch , then the blue wire from the fan will connect to the same ceiling wire as the black fan wire does.
By using the "switch" to change direction I assume you mean the small slide switch on the side of the fan housing. What you have done is correct and would not affect this switch. The switch is probably bad and you need to return the fan. Suggestion: if the switch is on the housing of the light kit and the light kit connects to the fan with a plug, you are in luck. Go get another fan, swap the light kits and return the fan. Saves you a lot of work. Good luck!
Hello, Sorry to give you the bad news, but the fan motor is the major component of the fan and once they go bad it is costly to just repair the motor or replace it. You would actually save more money by purchasing a brand new fan rather than try and repair the motor on the old one. It could also be a fire hazard if you try and keep running the fan because they heat up rather quickly when electrical current is applied and they do not function properly. So if you have a switch that controls the motor and lights, please make sure that the one the controls the motor is off, but can still be able to use the lights.
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We were able to get 3 fans running again by replacing the capacitor which had melted in all 3 fans. On one of the fan's the casing around the motor was extremely hot, which prompted us to act quickly. I suppose the fan had been trying to start itself. We purchased the capacitors at an electrical supplier at a cost of $15 each. We were not able to locate the type of capacitors which came with the fan. I am now looking for replacement capacitors at a lower cost if possible. Does anyoe have suggestions of a reputable online dealer for capacitors at a reasonable cost? I would like to keep some on hand.
The only thing which goes to the house's white wire is the fan's white wire.
Both the black and blue wires from the fan (black for fan motor, blue for light kit) go to the black house wire.
Anything else could result in a fire, a melting of internal parts, or a massive electrical explosion arc. The owner's manual is very clear about how the fan is supposed to be wired, and you voided the warranty by going against it.
You may have blown a fuse or a circuit breaker, or you may have blown something within the fan, or your house may be wired in series (very unlikely) in which case you need a new separate wire run for the light kit.
I hope this helps! If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!
I recently replaced my hampton bay fan for the same reason (slow at all speeds) and discovered scorched and melted capacitors and wiring inside the fan. My suggestion is to stop using fan and replace immediately.