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Old 09-08-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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I have an antique Emerson Electric 48641 ceiling fan made around 1920. It has been running well but now it won't start without hand spinning the blades. Does this thing have a start capacitor? Is there something else that might need to be checked?

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Made in 1920? Could be due for some lubrication

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I would be looking for a start capacitor !
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I would be looking for a start capacitor !
Not for old style Hunter / Emerson fans they will have either run capaitor or PSC windings that about it.

Due the age of the fan motour that is pretty old one and I just took one down not too long ago and it did have a run capaitor in there no start capaitors at all.

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How hard is it to turn by hand? You should be able to give it a spin and it will coast down slowly.

A fan like that is worth taking care of....if you don't want it.....I'll be glad to take it off your hands....
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