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Sounds like you have fan on remote control. Is this correct?
Are you familiar with the receiver the remote control communicates with? The receiver is located inside the "bell" housing of the ceiling fan. When your remote controlled fan starts acting up like that, the receiver will need to be replaced.
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If you have eliminated the receiver being the issue that leaves me to believe its the fan motor itself unfortunately. Have you tried the fan without the remote and receiver to eliminate that as the issue?
One other thing, before we deem the motor bad, replace the capacitor. The capacitor itself can make the fan to weird things with speed FWD/REV also.
Capacitors vary how many wires, but this is generally how they look LINK(some can also be round). They often "bubble" when they start to go bad.
I see nothing wrong with the capacitor but that doesn't mean there isn't anything wrong with it either. Yes the capacitor is the little box with the red and white wire coming from it. The capacitor I linked is not a replacement for it, I wanted to give you a general idea of how it would look. I would take the capacitor off the fan and bring it to your local home depot or lowes and match it 1 for 1 so you know you have the right one.
Make sure these numbers are the same on the one you will be getting:
One other thing I'd like to ask. Can you spin the fan blades by hand and the go freely without resistance? If so, this is good and is most likely the capacitor failing.
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you can make it easy on yourself and cut the wires close to the old capacitor to give you more length so you can wire nut to the new one.
Not a big deal at all. The 270VAC is what its rated for. It's only going to be seeing 120VAC anyways so the 250VAC is just fine.