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My lakewood HV18 just stopped. Spinning the shaft

My lakewood fan HV18 just stopped. Spinning the shaft does no good. I'm thinking it's a capacitor. Company went out of business in May. A local company MCM electronics sells all sorts of capacitors. Or perhaps a motor rewinding company might be the ticket. I will put capacator on a meter! What do you think?

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I think you need to buy a new fan. Unless this thing cost several hundred dollars it isn't worth rewinding and a capacitor isn't likely to cause it to stop working, the cap is for STARTING it spinning anyway and sometimes they are used to HELP it run better, but it will try to run if you spin it and since your's does nothing, more than likely the windings are gone.

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  • mrfixit67 Sep 23, 2010

    in the wiring to motor winding connection inline on the white wire there is a small temperature cutout sensor they often go bad and have no continuity.You can simply open the motor case and remove this faulty temp cutout connect the wires without this between them and it will work fine. I have removed several from different fans when the went bad and the fans run just fine to this day.

  • ianvalerio Aug 10, 2011

    mrfixit67 THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ken Belanger Jul 20, 2013

    Thank-you as well. For others attempting this, I found the thermal fuse underneath some black heatshrink under the ends of two wires against the motor. I cut our the heatshink twisited the wire end together and soldered them. If I was to do it again, I would just connect a wire between the capacitor terminal where blue wire comes from the motor and the white wire at an easy location. No need to deal with cutting open the hink shrink and potentially damaging a fragile winding.

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