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Capicator For Saxon wood heater Fan

I am looking for the size of a capicator that fits on the fan of my Saxon Woodheater.The old one is melted and any numbers gone.Saxon Woodheaters has been taken over by BBQs Galore. I have spoken to these guys but unfortunetly they now use a different set up in the newer ones and can not help.HELP

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Most blower motors are stamped with ratings on their nameplates which may include cap mfd and voltage, its worth a quick look

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