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 Posted: Sat Jan 4th, 2020 06:59 pm
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Jon Maleta
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Hello,
In the process of restoring an Manning Bowman 42, only the first speed works, when I move the control knob to the other two, the motor stops. The switch is tested and working as expected, so my conclusion is that the capacitor is the issue. (please correct me if I'm wrong).
As far as the correct terminology, I read a lot of posts and the part is referred to as a capacitor, speed coil or choke coil. Not sure if only one term is correct or they all can be used interchangeably. 
After I got the fan, I cleaned up the capacitor, snipped the old and brittle wires and soldered new flexible extensions, leaving a knob for each as a color reference. 
This issue seem pretty common, but I haven't been able to find a clear solution in this forum. Some other posts someone suggested to get a new capacitor from Amazon or Ebay, but there are so many different types, it is impossible for a newbie to know which one is the correct part that would do the job. 
I found capacitors on line but they are rated as 250 V. Here's an example: https://www.amazon.com/TECH-Ceiling-Fan-Capacitor-1-5uf/dp/B00MOGWJ2K
It's hard to believe there isn't a modern replacement for that capacitor / speed choke, so I just assume I don't know which is the correct part.
Can anyone please post a link to a capacitor that would work for this 3 speed fan? Or any other idea of how this issue can be resolved?
The Stator has two wires and the capacitor 3.
Here is an image of the capacitor:

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Last edited on Sat Jan 4th, 2020 07:14 pm by Jon Maleta

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 Posted: Sat Jan 4th, 2020 11:20 pm
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Stan Adams
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Hi Jon, to help you out that is not a capacitor, it is a choke coil. Your fan doesn’t use a capacitor. There are no modern replacements, but you can have yours rewound by someone who rewinds motors. Only problem is the choke will probably cost more than the fan is worth unless it has sentimental value.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 5th, 2020 09:16 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Yup - - I have sold a few for less than 20

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 Posted: Sun Jan 5th, 2020 09:17 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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They are nice cast iron based fans but not worth a whole lot, 2 speeds Oscillator

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I think I might have a speed coil that would work on the OP's fan that I gutted out of an old Vornado floor fan that the bearings were shot on but the speed coil was still good it was a 2 speed fan like the OP's and the speed coil's frame is the same style as the one in the OP's fan as well.

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