How to identify a ceiling fan capacitor

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  1. Gdrumm

    Gdrumm Thread Starter Active Member

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    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
    Aluminum...
    Aluminum...
    Feed Through
    Film...
    Niobium Oxide
    Super...
    Tantalum
    Trimmer/Variable

    Are any of these the type I need?
    See photo

    Thanks,
    Gary

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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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    Gdrumm Thread Starter Active Member

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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.

    Gary
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