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Old 07-10-2010, 05:29 PM
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Default How to identify a ceiling fan capacitor

I'm trying to fix a ceiling fan for someone, and it has a 5 wire capacitor, which I cannot find, because I don't know exactly what type it is.

It's a Lowes Harbor Breeze ceiling fan, but they don't have any parts, except the switch.

The numbers on the capacitor are C61 E185116
It lists three outputs of 4.7 uf +- 5%
6 uf +- 5%
6 uf +- 5%

I looked on Mouser web site, and they list the following capacitor types
Feed Through
Niobium Oxide

Are any of these the type I need?
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:48 PM
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When I had a problem with a Harbor Breeze fan, I called the number on the literature shipped with the fan (the manufacturer, not Lowe's,) and they sent the parts I needed at no charge.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:50 PM
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Just take a look here:

You don't have to know everything, if you know where to find it.
When you do ask questions, you may look stupid.
When you do NOT ask questions, you will STAY stupid.

It would be nice to have the Timezone ( GMT +/- x ) in the location field in the profile.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:55 PM
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After several dead ends, I was finally able to find out the name of the fan manufacturer.

Lowes cusomer service, for Harbor Breeze fans, (1-800-643-0067, option 2) gave me the name and phone number of the actual fan manufacturer.

It is Lytex Industries, Phone # 1-800-527-1292

I didn't have the fan model #, but they were able to ID the capacitor by the number of wires, and the colors of the wires.

They are going to send me a replacement capacitor for free, it will take 7-10 days.

Thanks for the tip.

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