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Cleaned a fan, now it's broken!!!

I cleaned a lakewood commercial floor fan for a friend of mine and when I was done the little black box below the speed switch came apart and there are two wires running free!!. Apparently there is a cap that holds these two wires in place to make the blades run and it is missing. How do I get a replacement part??? He's very upset with me, even though he taped it and it works. I just want to replace the part.

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  • catwhisperer Jul 31, 2008

    Dear dodgecharger,



    By the way, NICE CAR!! No it is not the speed switch itself. There are two other wires coming ot of the motor one orange , I think the other was red. They go to a separate little black box like a solenoid or something. One wire to one end, etc. and a cap to hold them in place!!!! Shame on me, I lost the cap!! Actually, I never saw a cap!! but apparently its missing and I want, or should I say need to replace it! (DUH). Guess he doesn't like black tape? I'll check their website, and thanks for the info. OH! You might get this twice, I'm not good with comp. either!

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Is this the speed switch itself? These multi-speed fans have 4 or 5 wires which come from the motor which go into the speed select switch. The wiring may have the ends stripped, and this stripped end just pushes into the hole on the switch, and a little metal piece grips that stripped end.

Anyway, one possibility is to contact the manufacturer- look on their website or give them a call, see if a tech can give that info. Another poss. is to locate an identical fan and note the wiring locations on it. You can also experiment trial and error, though caution needs to be exercised here.


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    Merwyn Bolles Aug 01, 2008

    Well, maybe it is a capacitor rather than a switch box. If so, it is probably just a 2 connection device.

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