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When I turn on my ceiling fan, I hear the motor ...

When I turn on my ceiling fan, I hear the motor humming like its on but the blades don't move. They can turn freely and the lights work. Whats the problem and how do I fix it?

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I am not at expert, but experienced.  There is a capacitor, usually in a 1" x 1"x 1/2" encapsulation, that starts/runs the fan in conjunction with the motor winding.  The capacitor is easy to replace.

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