Bad switch where? In the motor or wall. Also, we at times loose power in the neighborhood. The fan always comes back on without pulling the belt.
I wouldn't think it was the wall switch since it makes its connection every time. There is no thermostat. So, I guess it's the start capacitor, motor switch, or loose connection. BUT, what about it sometimes working and when the fan has been off due to a power failure, it always starts fine when the power comes back on? The first might spell bad connection, but what about the latter?
I'm trying to get my fan to work. I already knew that I could check everything, I didn't need an expert to tell me that.