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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 07:33 pm
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Robert Mathews
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I am a new member found your site and am hoping I can get some advice. I have a Hunter Zephair model B28 case 32" x 32" it was a window fan used in my home when I was growing up, and for the last 30 yrs or so, I have used out in my shop. last year I noticed it seemed to be running slower than usual, and would speed up and slow down while running. This year when I turned it on, it just hums.I shut it off immediately. I removed the guard, and it appears to have been leaking/throwing grease, not a lot. is there a fix for my old fan? Im not an electrician, but can use a voltmeter etc. without hurting myself. it also says cat.# B2848 by the switch. It has a capacitor? by the switch, almost the size of an old automotive points style coil.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 07:58 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Is it the capacitor leaking? I think they have some kind of oil in them.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 09:23 pm
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it is not leaking that I can see, should I remove it to look closer?

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Richard Daugird
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I'm no expert, but every capacitor motor I've ever had that quit, a new capacitor fixed it.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 12:01 am
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Robert Mathews
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is there a way to test it?

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 12:33 am
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With a multimeter with a capacitance setting. Maybe you can borrow one. 

But really, caps are very cheap, so replace it and see. 

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 05:01 am
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Lane Shirey wrote: With a multimeter with a capacitance setting. Maybe you can borrow one. 

But really, caps are very cheap, so replace it and see. 

Just make sure you're at the same or higher on the voltage rating.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 08:41 pm
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Tom Zapf
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IT SOUNDS LIKE THE CAPACITOR AND MIKE HEFFERNAN MIGHT BE ABLE TO POINT YOU TO THE RIGHT ONE AS WELL.... 

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Andrew Block
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I believe this is not the standard Zephair window fan, this is the larger one.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 16th, 2018 03:35 pm
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it has a 28" blade and the case is 32"x 32". My tester is a wavetec and it has a capacitor sign on the ohmmeter scale- so am I looking for just whether is has continuity or if it is open? or will it give me a value, and if so, what should it be? oh- and thanks to all who have responded to this newbie! I just got home from a short vacation and was surprised with the responses.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 16th, 2018 04:05 pm
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Can you shoot us a picture of the fan?

If your tester has the UF sign, then disconnect the capacitor from the fan and test the leads, it will give you the MFD value and if its +/- the value on the cap, then replace it. Or just replace it, they're really cheap.

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