I have an old 3 speed ceiling fan that pretty much doesn't spin. It doesn't start by itself (if I start it by hand it will keep on spinning, but slowly). Some of the speeds don't work at all, even if I start the fan by hand.
After reading about the topic I have come to the conclusion that the capacitor might have failed.
I opened up the fan and found the following capacitor:
I don't have the means to test the capacitor (next tool to buy..), but I've decided to try and replace it and see if the fan works.
I have searched online and can't find an exact replacement (I have attempted to contact the company in Taiwan with no success). I have found capacitors online with similar values but not the same. For example: 1.5UF+1.75UF+2.5UF 450V 50/60HZ AC (ebay_link). Would this be a suitable replacement?