How to Replace a Hunter Ceiling Fan Capacitor
Once you’ve troubleshot your capacitor, and come to the conclusion it needs replacement, this step by step will be able to assist with removing and replacing the ceiling fan capacitor.
Turn Off the Power
Self-explanatory, same as the above. You want to ensure you turn off power at the circuit breaker. Never work on a live wire – it’s just a bad practice in general!
Remove the Fan Housing
To access the capacitor, you’ll need to remove the fan housing. This is typically done by unscrewing the screws that hold the housing in place. Once the housing is removed, you should be able to see the capacitor.
Identify the Capacitor
Identify the capacitor that needs to be replaced. You can do this by noting down the make and model of your ceiling fan, and the type of capacitor it uses. You can then purchase a replacement capacitor that matches these specifications.
Disconnect the Wires
Before removing the capacitor, you need to disconnect the wires that are connected to it. Take note of which wires are connected to which terminals on the capacitor. You can use a pen and paper to sketch a diagram of the wiring for reference.
Remove the Old Ceiling Fan Capacitor
Remove the old capacitor by unscrewing the mounting screws that hold it in place. Carefully remove the capacitor and set it aside.
Install the New Capacitor
Install the new capacitor by mounting it in place and securing it with the mounting screws. Connect the wires to the appropriate terminals on the capacitor, following the diagram you made earlier.
Test the Fan
Once the new capacitor is installed and the wires are connected, it’s time to test the fan. Turn on the power and switch on the fan to check that it’s working properly. If it’s not, check the wiring and connections again to make sure they’re correct.
Replace the Fan Housing
If the fan is working properly, replace the fan housing by screwing it back into place.