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My ceiling fan/light hums but won't come on. The light works

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my ceiling fan/light hums but won't come on. The light works by the wall switch and the pull chain, but the fan works neither way..
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Your problem appears to be a failed capacitor. You'll need to drop the light fixture and inspect the components in the bottom of the fan housing. You'll see a square plastic part with wires coming out of it. Usually when they fail the outside of the capacitor will be deformed by heat. A replacement can be obtained at a link below. To remove it take special notation of the wire connections by color.
Expert:  april pelletier replied 1 year ago.
Hi my name is***** be a bad fan motor. By the time you take it apart and replace parts inside its just easier to replace the fan.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
Please disregard the post from April. She is a new expert and shouldn't post to another expert's working questionn. The problem you have is common and the suggested repair is what usually corrects it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you mike
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
Anytime, you're welcome.