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42" ceiling fan

Motor hums but fan does not spin when the wall switch is turned on

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Re: 42" ceiling fan

1. Try to rotate it by free hand and see it is free machanically. If not, it ball-bearing/bush should require lubrication or replacement.(Note at this satage there should be no electric supply to fan.)
2.If it is free, rotate it fast by hand, then immediately switch it on.
a)If it continue to rotate, then there is fault in capacitor.Replace it.
b)If not, ask me.

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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