I have a ceiling fan which uses a 1.6 uF capacitor. Now that the fan is not spinning, can I replace the capacitor with a 2.0 uF (same 450 vac) one which I have in hand?
I have several ceiling fans that no long work (either slow or not running at all). They look identical. I opened one and found a 2.0 uF capacitor in it. So, I bought several. I opened another fan and found it used a 1.6 uF capacitor. There are four other ceiling fans in the room that don't run at full speed. It is my guess that they all use 1.6 uF capacitor. Since I have more than 10 2.0 uF capacitors in hand, I wonder if I can use them to replace the failing capacitors.
The capacitor on the left is the one I intent to use to replace the one on the right, which is actually larger and heavier than the 2.0 uF one.