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Michael A. Terrell Michael A. Terrell is offline
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Default Store that sells ceiling fan capacitors?

gregz wrote:

Rich Webb wrote:
On Tue, 11 Oct 2011 22:09:12 -0700 (PDT), spamtrap1888

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

Try Grainger They do have lots of motor start /
run caps at competitive prices and also do have a brick 'n' mortar
presence around the US (try the "Find a Branch" link).

Granger does not sell to public. Try drillspot who sells granger parts,

That depends on the individual location. Some only require a tax
certificate, while others will sell and handle sales tax. I have no
problems buying at Grainger. Home Depot & Lowes used to sell them, but
I haven't looked lately. There's always Ebay. "180 results found for
ceiling fan capacitor" right now. ling+fan+capacitor&_sacat=See-All-Categories

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