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Ceiling Fan high speed real slow

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Hey Guys,
My ceiling fan has been sitting in a box in the garage for about three years while I was building my new home. I installed it today and my high speed turns real the slow speed. I do not hear any excessive humming. Also the fan turns free and the middle speed and slow speeds work properly. I say "properly" but I believe both speeds take longer to achieve rated rpm.
BTW...I only use a regular light toggle switch to turn the fan on....seperate from the light kit. Nothing solid state.
Would it be the capacitor? Maybe it needs oiling.........but why would the high speed only be affected? I haven't put a clamp on amp meter on it but I have one if needed.
It's a Hampton Bay.
Thanks for all suggestions :)
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Majority of the fans made now days are non-oil motor bearings. Most likely with it sitting in the garage, the stator developed a dead spot from the resin where the rotor contacted it, may have loosened up if the garage was always warm during the Summers.

There is not much you can do, but get a new one at this point. The motors cost more then a actual fan unit.
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