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        Ceiling fan/light in family room on 12' pole (tall freaking PITA). Light still works, fan "popped", then nada. Pulled wall switch, always hot red wire was a little scarred but power was still getting to fan.

        So I pulled the thing down and tore it down, inside the motor I found what you see in the picture. 4 wires that look like they have shrink wrap connectors? but looks like they were only connected to one strand of the copper wire? This is obviously where the issue is since there is melted goo from the shrink wrap (or whatever it is).

        I'm not too schooled in motors, is this normal? and is it fixable?

        This message has been edited. Last edited by: NuclearSeal,
        Posts: 28 | Registered: Feb 21, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Chinese made normal ? Yes
        Fixable ? Depends on the stranded copper still in place and your soldering skill level. But chances are slim that the motor has not fried itself. Never know though.
        Tackle it for giggles but remember a new fixture will come with added features [remote control for one] and a that new look as well. Good Luck...

        Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
        Posts: 1589 | Location: Central Pennsylvania | Registered: Jun 02, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        for grins, on the workbench, attempt to rewire the connections, and then connect with a lightbulb of 60 or 100 watts (filament bulb only) in series with the hot wire under test. if it glows full brightness, discard the fan and replace it, you're shorted. typically the bulb should glow at half brightness.

        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
        Posts: 5864 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        For grins yes, but it's most likely a waste of time. Even if you can repair it and get it running - Will you trust it to not burn your house down someday?

        Save yourself a lot of grief and get a new fan.

        Posts: 10498 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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