Ceiling fan runs slow on highest setting

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by mylomine, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. DonL

    DonL Banned

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    It looks like that fan motor may use three or four caps.

    The box with the five wires, Will most likely have 3 or 4 caps in it.

    It may have the rating printed on the side.

    The larger the value the faster the speed.

    This may help, Just for reference; http://www.eceilingfans.com/capacitors_-_ceiling_fans.html

    Could probably find them cheaper elsewhere.


    DonL
    Last edited: May 9, 2011
  2. mylomine

    mylomine New Member

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    It is wired in a 3-way.
  3. mylomine

    mylomine New Member

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    Ok, I will take a look at that and compare it to the other fans to see if they are the same or not. Either way I think I will replace it and see if we can get this thing moving faster.


  4. jwelectric

    jwelectric Electrical Contractor/Instructor

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    As has been recommended, wire it straight up and use the pull chain to see if that cures the problem. If it does then the problem is the lighted switch
    Last edited: May 9, 2011
  5. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    The cost of a Chinese fan is about that of 5 gallons of gas today. A new fan might be cheaper and faster.
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