- Joined Oct 29, 2013
The exhaust fan in my garage was just humming, not running. If I flip the fan with my hand it will slowly speed up to about 1/2 of normal speed. On further inspection the run capacitor is swollen and deformed, so I think this is the problem. It's a small 150w 110v AC motor, the run cap is 10uF 250vac rated. I've ordered a new one, but is there any risk to the motor if I run it as-is until the new one arrives? It sounds happy, but it is running about 1/2 of normal speed.