Fixing my electric fan at home

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agent2000

Joined Sep 14, 2019
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Hello,

Can i replace polypropylene film capacitor (105K - 400 V) with any other type of caps, my fan doesn't work and i can't find a new cap.

THANKS.
 

Ramussons

Joined May 3, 2013
797
Hello,

Can i replace polypropylene film capacitor (105K - 400 V) with any other type of caps, my fan doesn't work and i can't find a new cap.

THANKS.
Look for a "1 uF", "400 V AC" capacitor as a replacement. A slightly higher capacitance value does no harm. But it Has To Be An AC Capacitor - non polarized.
 

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agent2000

Joined Sep 14, 2019
2
I spent weeks searching for it all i can find is ceramic and electrolytic caps, so i'm trying to replace it with another type(i'm a civil engineer)
 

SLK001

Joined Nov 29, 2011
1,507
First off, what makes you think that your fan has a bad capacitor? That IS a failure point, but not a very common on.
 

MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
19,033
If the capacitor is of Chinese origin, there is a good possibility that it is the cap. A common failure point.
Try a local motor rewinder or search for 'AC motor run capacitor'
There are rafts of them on ebay for a $1.00 but unfortunately most Asian origin.
Is your supply 120vac or 230v?
Max.
 

Ramussons

Joined May 3, 2013
797
I spent weeks searching for it all i can find is ceramic and electrolytic caps, so i'm trying to replace it with another type(i'm a civil engineer)
Which country are you in? Here, in India, any electrical shop would have these.
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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