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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
here.)

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
replace.

Any ideas? If I must buy online I must, but I would really rather not
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On 10/11/2011 10:09 PM, spamtrap1888 wrote:
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
here.)

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
replace.

Any ideas? If I must buy online I must, but I would really rather not



Do you have a TrueValue Hardware store near you? I think they carry them...
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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.




** Ceiling fan caps were once readily and cheaply available.

Then the price went right though the roof ......





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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
here.)

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
replace.

Any ideas? If I must buy online I must, but I would really rather not


Try Grainger http://www.grainger.com 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).

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On 10/12/2011 12:09 AM, spamtrap1888 wrote:
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
here.)

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
replace.

Any ideas? If I must buy online I must, but I would really rather not

The last time I needed one I had to do some searching. I finally found
one at a local lighting store here in Tulsa, Ok. But I think they were
left overs from some time before. They didn't even charge me for it.
The store sells all kinds of lighting and fans and what have you. See
if you can find such a place where you live, they might have some.

I do recall being able to just walk into HD or about any hardware
store and find one, but no longer.

Bill


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

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
here.)

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
replace.

Any ideas? If I must buy online I must, but I would really rather not


Try Grainger http://www.grainger.com 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,
cheaper.

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

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
here.)

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
replace.

Any ideas? If I must buy online I must, but I would really rather not


Try Grainger http://www.grainger.com 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,
cheaper.


Don't think so. I purchased a replacement dual motor run cap for my
outside HVAC unit from Grainger (not Granger) back in April of this
year. No tax exemption certificate, DUNS number, CAGE code, etc. needed,
just a plain ol' credit card and a residential shipping address.

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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
here.)

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
replace.

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.



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

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
here.)

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
replace.

Any ideas? If I must buy online I must, but I would really rather not


Try Grainger http://www.grainger.com 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,
cheaper.



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.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=cei ling+fan+capacitor&_sacat=See-All-Categories


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


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
here.)


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
replace.


Any ideas? If I must buy online I must, but I would really rather not


Try Graingerhttp://www.grainger.comThey 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,
cheaper.


* *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.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nk...

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You might try Radio Shack


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Why? Do you need a cell phone battery?


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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
replace.

Any ideas? If I must buy online I must, but I would really rather not


I don't see the part listed a Lowes.com, but I have bought one there
before.
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