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Newbie Box Fan Help

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kelsey

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Hi, I was wondering if I could get some help with my box fan. I recently went to plug it it and saw a spark. I didn't know it at the time but the wiring on the power cord had become bared and touched the metal of my window frame where I keep the box fan. Suffice it to say I saw a spark and now the fan will not start up. I bypassed the bared wiring and connected the power cord via wire nuts, but I'm thinking maybe the capacitor is fried? or maybe the motor itself? I cannot get to the motor unfortunately so I really can't tell the condition of it. I don't know too much about electrical stuff so if anyone can help me that would be great. Thanks in advance! :)
 

kelsey

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Oh are you talking the house outlet? Because I'm positive it's not that. Or are we talking a fuse on the box fan?
 

kelsey

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I'm in the U.S. and the short was on the power cord of the box fan itself? The house outlet is fine/works with other fans.
 

kelsey

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I do think there are fuses but those are in the main electrical box. But like I said the wall socket itself is still working, it's only the box fan that does not work anymore.
 
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