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Stater winding smoking.  Rate Topic 
 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 02:21 am
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Ed Teach

Joined: Sat May 9th, 2020
I had the fan back together and turned it on and the windings started to smoke. Not sure what the cause could be. Could I have wired it wrong? It worked on the speeds correctly but started to heat up. Thanks for any help. 

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Last edited on Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 02:22 am by Ed Teach

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 Posted: Sat Oct 24th, 2020 05:02 am
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David Allen
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Location: Northport, Alabama, USA
If it's wired incorrectly; yes, it could cause this to happen. With these shaded pole multi-speed motors, there should be one wire as a common, which is always connected to neutral. One of the others should be connected to the live input wire. It will burn out if the wrong wire is used for common; or if more than one speed wire is connected together. If the switch is a wrong type (such as a 3-way lamp switch) it will connect together two speed wires and smoke the motor.

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