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My Kichler 60" Ferron DC Ceiling Fan does not work after a short

I had some remodeling going on that included electrical work. In another room I found a GFI plug that failed. I don't know if that is directly involved or not but the ceiling fan is on this circuit. ...
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Finding the perfect home-cum-portable EV charging solution [closed]

As an EV6 owner, I've been looking for a charging solution that meets my home charging needs and is portable and easy to use.I would like to share my needs with you here and hopefully get some ...
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Cleaning fan motor

I am cleaning an old discontinued bathroom fan motor and the housing of the copper ring of the shaft has tightly packed hair. I started cleaning it up but it's so tightly packed I am having second ...
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What is the cause of this odd behavior of a shower exhaust fan?

Recently an old, heavily-used shower exhaust fan started exhibiting a strange behavior. When the switch was turned off, the RPMs on the fan would die away as normal...but then there would be a pause ...
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Notification lamp shuts off if any one of 3 phase supply is lost

I have a 3 phase well pump that I would like to wire up a 120 volt indicator lamp that if any one of the 3 phases that feed the pumps shut down then my lamp will then shut off so I can tell from a ...
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What size Generator and what voltage and amps to power a large 3 phase well pump?

I recent obtained my dads old place and since it sat for so long the generator was stolen and so was our water tank, and now I am in the process of replacing the large generator and I wanted to see ...
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How to fix an oscillating fan that runs slow?

I have an oscillating fan that does turn on and does oscillate, but which does not run at the correct speed. Normally, when I turn it on it starts at the highest speed and I can change speeds if I ...
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Why is my furnace blower noisy when it starts?

The blower of my furnace makes a loud noise every time it starts. I understand that a large fan and the movement of large amounts of air will produce some noise. What I am puzzled by is the noise that ...
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Ryobi snowblower stalls seconds after starting

So I've had a small Ryobi snowblower (40v, 20 in brushless model). Been working fine for a few years now .. but just today I took it out, started it up .. and it immediately stalled. I hadn't yet ...
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Single phase motor trips breaker after 3 seconds

I have a Harbor Freight dust collector (SKU 59726) - it's a 2HP 14A 110V single phase motor. It has been running for several years, and has not been abused (just well-used). However, it now trips ...
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Are these capacitors hooked up correctly?

I have a single phase 220 volt Chinese motor that starts and runs but has no power and heats up very fast. I am wondering if the capacitors are hooked up correctly?
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Water overflow control system

I want to connect simple floating overflow control switch with a heavy duty relay duty to heavy motor, direct simple footing burn out on heavy load, with type of relay will be suitable?
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How can I repair a ceiling fan that hums, but doesn't turn?

The ceiling fan/light has power. The lights work, but the fan doesn't turn even though it hums. Why is this, and how can I fix it?
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Can I install a 240V outlet in my new US home for my UK kitchen appliances?

I'm emigrating from the UK to the US. I had assumed that both my Blendtec blender and KitchenAid mixer would not work well in the US not least because the higher mains frequency would make them spin ...
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Amana refrigerator evaporator fan (that spins OK when hardwired to AC) won't spin inside refrigerator despite 125V input voltage

My 23-year-old Amana BRF20VW refrigerator/freezer stopped chilling food today. I investigated and the evaporator fan (which also circulates cold air to the refrigerator) won't run. Nothing unusual ...
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How can I connect a 120V compressor to a 3 phase WYE 208 electrical system?

I have 4 cables from a power supply which are 3 phase WYE 208 volt. so if I measure between neutral and hot I get 120V. The problem is that I need to hook up a compressor for 110V single phase (just ...
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Whole house fan motor size

I am told that my whole house fan motor is no longer repairable. It is a 1/2 HP Robbins & Myers dating from 1966 and weighs about 51#. The Hunter fan documentation says the motor is the right size ...
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Does this Hampton Bay ceiling fan have a capacitor inside the motor housing?

I have an older Hampton Bay "Andross" ceiling fan which only turns very slowly now (one of the kids fessed-up to using it as a catapult for their stuffed animals). I can't find this model ...
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Are these motors compatible? [closed]

I'm trying to replace a motor in a Miele S5580 Luna canister vacuum. After disassembly, I found that the OEM motor has the following specs: Type MRG 742/81-42/2 Part 06514630 Nr 061954 ~...
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Are there any side-effects of putting a soft-start on a 2-wire well pump?

The house I moved into has a well. I find that the inrush current to the pump is some 26 Amps (normal running is between 6 and 7 amps). The pump is a 240-volt, 2-wire pump. No start capacitor can be ...
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Identify this ceiling fan?

I have this ceiling fan in my house. The previous owner didn't leave any documentation about it. It came with a remote, but unfortunately the remote's screen does not turn on, even with a fresh ...
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diagnose pool motor will not run

My pool motor (Haywood 1.0 HP Super Pump) stopped working a few days ago. At the time it was humming when power was on so I figured it was the start capacitor. I ordered a new one and checked the pump ...
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Change to different condenser fan motor model?

I have an HVAC system that has a condenser fan motor that has gone bad. The motor is no longer available. What considerations do I need to make in order to replace the motor with a different motor? ...
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Dishwasher drain pump and circuitry diagnostics

Dishwasher is not draining. Error code "d02" on display on start of cycle. No sound from the drain pump. Has lived and operated near Paris for some years, with hard water. "pompe de vidange" - French ...
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Condenser dual capacitors - run or start?

I understand the purpose of a run capacitor. And I understand the purpose of a start capacitor. I understand the concept of a dual capacitor. With respect to HVAC condenser unit dual capacitors ...
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On the number and shape of my swamp cooler motor cord terminals

As I understand it, most three prong electrical chords are have a hot wire, ground, and neutral terminals (for extra precautions). My swamp cooler motor cord has four prongs as shown here: What is ...
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Can i fix or run my 110V pedestal fan on 220V?

I have an old table-fan that I bought years ago and was rated for 110V. During the checkout process, it the option of choosing 110V or 220V and I made the mistake of choosing 110V. I haven't been able ...
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Submersible pump starter - choosing the right relay

A few months ago our submersible pump starter stopped working and the local repair shop guy diagnosed it as a relay issue and replaced it. While the starter is working fine since then, my concern ...
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What are the advantages of running a power tool on 240 V vs 120 V?

I just purchased a band saw and I have the option of running it at 120 V or, by opening the cover on the motor and swapping around a couple of wires, running it at 240 V. In general, I understand that ...
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Can I bypass the switchboard and the main control box of a kitchen range hood and connect it directly to power supply?

I have a typical range hood in my kitchen that is not working. I suspect that either the switchboard and/or the main control box are faulty. I don't have access to a professional repair workshop where ...
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Replacement Refrigator Fan Evaporator Motor with same DC measurements as original but bigger, is it safe to install?

I am doing a DIY on my LG refrigerator. My freezer/refrigator fan evaporator motor gave out. I ordered the part but the parts place sent me the wrong motor twice. It is different from the original ...
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Range hood fan motor electrical breakdown noise

The sound is similar to a "buzz" of a high voltage line or a transformer hum. The volume varies with the fan speed rheostat setting and not the actual motor rpm. (Well, more like the ...
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How much power/electricity should my central air's blower fan use?

Main Question I've already visited this similar, but different question and saw a commenter mention that about 500W seems appropriate for blower fan of an HVAC system. The past few months we've had ...
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Why live to ground voltage is only 0V (in a 220V AC power outlet & there is also electric shock on the panel)? [closed]

my name is Kelvin. I'm a trainee hydraulic engineer in Indonesia. I apologize if this question has been answered before / if this question is too basic. So we have a problem with electric shock coming ...
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How can I control the speed of this AC motor?

I have this old 1/3 HP AC Motor attached to a furnace fan that I want to control the speed of. I want to slow it down. I have done a lot of research, but I am not an electronics engineer so I get ...
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Motorized Blinds - No Remote, Can't Find The Manufactuer

When I moved here, there were motorized blackout blinds everywhere. They were awesome. I lost the remote. I didn't buy them; I can't find the manufacturer. I took too good guesses, and neither remote ...
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Fan motor capacitor replacement

Could I get some help replacing this blown (and very smelly) capacitor from an air conditioner? It's for the fan motor. The part is available here https://rmscomponents.com.au/shop/appliance-spare-...
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Wiring question on central vac

I have an old central vac unit I would like to use as a dust collector, but I am hesitant about the wiring. It has a double set of low voltage wires. Black and white, and red and green. Black and ...
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What tool/process do I need to remove this bathroom exhaust fan from motor?

Bought a condo where exhaust fans weren't working with the plan to just replace the motors (both fans are identical). Found this replacement motor for the current JA2C463N motors (https://www....
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Dishwasher wash motor won't spin, gets hot

About the machine: Brand: Whirlpool Model: WDTA50SAKZ0 Warranty: Expired 4 months ago I bought and installed the dishwasher (brand new) about a year and 4 months ago. Up until 3 weeks ago, I did not ...
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Should I bother adding a starting capacitor to an older motor without one

Our washing machine is starting intermittently, and based on a light film the color of rust/oil below the machine, I suspect lubrication is starting to wear out and increasing friction. The 1/2 HP ...
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Cordless lawn mower briefly starts then cuts out

I have an Echo CLM-58v cordless electric push lawnmower. It's worked fine for ~1.5 years, however when I took it out of storage this spring it stopped working. When I start it, it gets a brief burst ...
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Is an overheating motor on electric pressure washer ruined? [closed]

The motor on my electric pressure washer started to smell yesterday after using it for 15 minutes. I knew better, yet I continued to run it periodically for an additional 5-10 minutes over the next ...
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How to stop a screaming pellet stove?

I'm having trouble thinking of how else to describe the sound that our pellet stove is making. It is a piercingly high pitched sound that appears to come from the blower. Here's a video with ...
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Will a fan motor run in reverse if the receptacle's polarity is reversed?

I recently installed a range hood and it's not sucking up smoke very well. It's been uninstalled and checked for obstructions and none have been found. The dampers are opening and closing properly--...
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How to ground a kitchen exhaust blower fan?

Recently our kitchen exhaust fan stopped working, only humming and not moving. In the kitchen there's a butterfly damper, the exhaust switch is on the vent hood, and the motor and exhaust fan are on ...
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Can I have 2 boatlift motors (rated for a total of 22 Amps), on a old 20 amp circuit if I replace the circuit breaker with a 30amp breaker? [duplicate]

I replaced my 2 boatlift motors with new ones that are each rated for 15amp starting & 11amp continuos,, this takes a total of 30amp starting & 22amp continuos & after a few seconds they ...
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Is it possible to motorize the raising and lowering of cordless blinds?

Backgroud We are in the market for some cordless blinds to cover multiple windows in our home. I would love to eventually have motorized blinds (tilt AND raise / lower) that can integrate with Home ...
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How to replace or repair old motor starting switch CR1061-DOA?

I have a General Electric motor starting switch (CR1061-DOA). It is connected to a 3/4 hp electric motor that powers a table saw (pictures and specs of motor here - https://woodworking.stackexchange....
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How to find the cause of electrified refrigerator? [closed]

I bought a new refrigerator and on testing with neon tester I can see current on the metal frame. It goes away when the refrigerator is cooled and compressor is off. If refrigerator is shut down for ...

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