Store that sells ceiling fan capacitors?
"spamtrap1888" wrote in message
This is not precisely on-topic, but this group is resourceful, and it
does concern an electronic component.
The no-name ceiling fan over our kitchen table was making a strange
odor of the "electrical" variety. I feared it was coming from the
insulation of the motor wiring, but googling suggested the capacitor
as the common source of smells. One or more self-healing film caps are
potted into a rectangular package. With failed caps the package
bulges, according to pictures that people posted.
So, before I took everything apart, I decided to find a store that
stocked such capacitors. Then I would gut the thing and run over with
the bad part, come back with the good one, wire it in, and have the
whole thing buttoned up before my wife got home and started
complaining about the chaos I always introduce to her life. (In
fairness, there are a lot of ziplock bags with parts in them around
But the usual suspects don't seem to carry them. Not appliance part
stores or electrical supply stores. I couldn't find them listed at
Home Desperate or Louse. There were only a couple of online ceiling-
fan-part-only outfits, which I try to avoid: I like to show the
counter guy what I need, have him give it to me, pay, go home, and
Any ideas? If I must buy online I must, but I would really rather not
If you have a Dan's Fan City nearby, they almost always have a variety of
single, dual and triple caps in stock.
Alternately, SwitchCo in of Texas, online at ceilingfanparts.com carry a
number of them.