Panasonic Ceiling Fan Repaired- Part 2

By on September 11, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please check out the  previous Panasonic Ceiling Fan Repair article below:

http://www.jestineyong.com/panasonic-ceiling-fan-repair/

panasonic ceiling fan repair

My friend sent to me again another similar fan circuit board (he got it from his friend) with the same complaint- no response from the remote control.  The first component that I checked was the big capacitor and it turned out bad (see photo below)

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I further checked on the surrounding components and found another capacitor value  was out- .1uf 275v (see photo below).

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I concluded that this fan model have a common fault which is failure in the capacitors.

 

Note: One of the comments by SKWong in the previous article mentioned was:

“Capacitors in remote ceiling fan always give problem after running a number of years especially the 3 red metalized film capacitors. When you have speed problem check these capacitors.”

ceiling fan capacitor repairing

So please take note on this. If you encountered any ceiling fan with speed problem in the future go directly to check on the 3 capacitors.

 

When I was in the electronics repair shop to purchase these capacitors, the seller immediately told me that the capacitors are for the remote control ceiling fan. I guess he knew this because there may be a demand for such parts.  The price of .82uf 310v per piece was USD 1.90 and the .1uf 275v was USD 0.9. I bought few more pieces to keep as spare.

ceiling fan capacitor

For your information, the capacitor that I bought has the website address printed www.szsrdz.com. In fact it is a good marketing idea and this will make more people aware of the manufacturer.

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64 Comments

  1. Robert

    September 11, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks Mr. Yong. It's a good thing that capacitors are not very expensive.

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    • Jestine Yong

      September 11, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      HI Robert,

      You are right.

      Jestine

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    • MK

      January 6, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Thanks for Sharing this ideal. Well done.

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  2. zed

    September 11, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    thanks for sharing this repair sir jestine.

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    • Jestine Yong

      September 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      Hi Zed,

      You are welcome!

      Jetsine

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    • Jestine Yong

      September 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      Hi Zed,

      You are welcome!

      Jestine

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  3. PARVAIZ LODHI

    September 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    VERY INFORMATIVE ARTICLES EVEN FOR RETIRED PERSON LIKE ME
    THANK YOU SO MUCH AND GOD BLESS YOU

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    • Jestine Yong

      September 11, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      HI Parvaiz,

      You are welcome!

      Jestine

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  4. marco tapia

    September 11, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    As always very good article, thank you.

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  5. Andre Gopee

    September 12, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Thanks for sharing Jestine, well to know.

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    • Jestine Yong

      September 12, 2014 at 10:24 am

      HI Andre,

      Thanks.

      Jestine

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  6. Francis Fernandes

    September 12, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I had a similar experience with a fan control unit which worked well for many years and then one day it began smoking when I was not at home and the kitchen help noticed the burning smell and smoke and immediately put off the fan switch. When I came home I discovered that one of the capacitors was completely charred and the unit not repairable. The fault was that one of the capacitors was totally burned out and could have set fire to the plastic board. This unit was one of those fitted with different capacitors to control the speed or dim lights.

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    • Jestine Yong

      September 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      HI Francis,

      Thanks for sharing this story.

      Jestine

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  7. Raymundo Saura

    September 14, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Good morning sir, Thanks for sharing sir Jestine very informative i learning a lot from all the things you share

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  8. Fj

    January 2, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Hi jestine, i have 3 fans with similar speed problems. Can they be repaired at home? How easy it is to replace the capacitors

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    • admin

      January 3, 2015 at 9:30 am

      HI FJ,

      Yes you can repair it at home provided you have the tools and the parts and know about the safety of electricity.

      Jestine

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  9. Amil

    February 3, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Jestine, can I bypass the circuit board i.e convert remote ceiling fan to act as normal ceiling fan with speed controller at wall?0

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    • Jestine Yong

      February 3, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      HI Amil,

      I have not done such modification before thus I can't give you a direct answer. I believe it would not be an easy job as in this kind of condition a schematic may be helpful.

      Jestine

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  10. Owen Ray

    February 7, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Justine,
    I have a Panasonic ceiling fan with a similar circuit board.
    When I set the fan at the 2nd & 3rd speed, it has a buzzing sound similar to a defective ballast from a fluorescent tube.
    However, the remote control and the speed for all 3 selections are working fine. Can spoilt red metalized film capacitors cause the irritating sound? Thanks.

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    • Jestine Yong

      February 9, 2015 at 9:28 am

      HI Owen,

      I have not came across such problem before. Try check the cap first and see how it goes. Keep me update on this.

      Thanks.

      Jestine

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      • Owen Ray

        February 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm

        Hi Jestine,
        Thank you for your advice.
        I took off the cap and tighten 3 screws which seems to be loose. Now the sound is gone!

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        • Jestine Yong

          February 9, 2015 at 8:13 pm

          HI Owen,

          Congrat. Why you took away the cap?

          Jestine

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          • Owen Ray

            February 9, 2015 at 9:57 pm

            Hi Jestine,
            Sorry for the miscommunication.
            The piece I took off was actually the "circular cover" where you have to turn anti-clockwise to remove it. After removing it, I saw three screws which was holding the cap. I just tightened the screws and reattached the cover. Now, everything seems to be fine.
            Thanks again for your input.

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            • Jestine Yong

              February 10, 2015 at 9:22 am

              Hi owen,

              Ok got it. I thought you took away the capacitor (cap).

              Thanks.

              Jestine

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  11. HC

    March 3, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Thanks Bro. It helps. My Fan back to operation after changing the cap as you mentioned in your guide.

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    • Jestine Yong

      March 3, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      HI HC,
      Congratulation!

      Jestine

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  12. RS

    May 11, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Mr. Jestine,

    Thanks for the sharing.
    Recently my National brand ceiling fan has stopped responding to the remote press.
    Following the suggestion posted above, I check the big capacitor and found out that the 2.9uF capacitor is giving me 1.x uF only. I believe that particular cap will need replacement.

    However, I am having a problem to source for such big capacitor in my area (Penang town area). Many electronics shops seem to be aware of the capacitor that I am looking for (when I brought the cap as sample to show it to them, they immediately know that it is for the remote control fan), but they are not selling such component.

    Is there anyone over here could share with me some information on where could I purchase such components?

    regards,
    RS

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    • Jestine Yong

      May 11, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      Hi Rs,

      I suggest that you buy a slightly bigger or smaller uf to test it out. I do not know of anyone in Penang that have this kind of cap. I suggest that you search online to see if you can this kind of cap. Have you checked all the caps or only the 2.9uf cap?

      Jestine

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      • RS

        May 12, 2015 at 3:34 pm

        Hi Mr. Jestine,

        Thanks for your reply. I checked all the big caps after unsoldered them out from the main PCB. There are 3 big caps on the board, 5uF, 2.9uF and 82.
        Out of the 3, the 2.9uF seems to be out of +/- 10% range.
        Would such capacitor in the link link suitable for the replacement?

        By the way, is there any safety issue concern if I get a capacitor with slightly bigger or smaller than then 2.9uF value for replacement? Thanks for taking your time to read the comment.

        regards,
        Ryan

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        • Jestine Yong

          May 13, 2015 at 8:35 pm

          HI Ryan,

          Send to me the board photo for further discussion. By the way, just got to know a local from Penang told me that he bought electronics components in Jalan Kampung Bengali Butterworth. He said there were few electronic shops.

          Jestine

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  13. Low Siew Ling

    August 22, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Jestine,

    May I know roughly how much a capacitor cost? TQ

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    • Jestine Yong

      August 23, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      HI Low,

      It is only few ringgit each.

      Jestine

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  14. farid

    November 10, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Do you have 0.82 capasitor bos

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    • Jestine Yong

      November 11, 2015 at 9:19 am

      Hi Farid,

      Sorry i do not sell parts. try buy from local electronics store.

      Jestine

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      • farid

        November 11, 2015 at 3:35 pm

        Jestine
        my beebest ceilling fan has speed problem (only speed 1,2,3) and speed 4 ok..do u have idea what is the component failure. I change 2.2uf but still persist

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        • Jestine Yong

          November 11, 2015 at 8:07 pm

          HI Farid,

          Do you mean speed 1 ,2 and 3 does not rotate at all? I suggest that you check all the capacitors in the circuit board.

          Jestine

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          • farid

            November 11, 2015 at 10:47 pm

            Rotate but slow(speed 1,2,3 same speed) Manufacturer does not have spare board. Today search few shops but they dont have certain cap..now im looking online from china

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            • Jestine Yong

              November 12, 2015 at 9:54 am

              Hi Farid,

              Have you checked if the speed 1,2 and 3 capacitors value is out?

              Jestine

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              • farid

                November 12, 2015 at 12:05 pm

                Not yet i dont have meter..anyway thanks i will try

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  15. Eric

    December 17, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    My KDK R48SP ceiling fan, also known as the baby fan, stopped working. I looked around the bottom cover and have no idea how to open it! Any tips? Thanks.

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Hi Eric,

      Try check this below video and related videos in youtube:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-EdSiYTIBU

      Jestine

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  16. hakimi

    April 11, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    may i know the exact shop name at jalan pasar that have this .1uf and .82uf cap?

    thanks

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    • Jestine Yong

      April 12, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Hi Hakimi,

      I'd got it from PJ Rising SS2. You can Google it to get the map location.

      Jestine

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      • hakimi

        April 12, 2016 at 2:40 pm

        thanks..

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  17. Dave lim

    May 18, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I have a kdk ceiling fan with the same motherboard m14c7. The fan just suddenly died... no response.. dead. No remote led light nothing. I removed the pcb and desoldered the 2 capacitor 0.82uf and 0.1uf and replaced them with new ones. It still does not work, no life. What could be wrong ? I check both the mains switch and fuse both ok. What is the next step ?

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    • Jestine Yong

      May 18, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Hi Lim,

      In your case, you may need to do voltage checking to see if there is AC input and dc in the circuitry or not. For checking AC it is easy there is a white connector marked "L" and N" and it should have 230 vac. Since I have given the set back, I can't show to you what voltage and point to check-sorry.

      Jestine

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      • Dave lim

        May 18, 2016 at 10:00 pm

        I have used a multimeter to check the inputs 230vac live detected. I have also tored down the motor and checked the thermal coil protection fuse ( both ok). How do i check the dc voltage ? Is there any other component that can give such a dead symptom ? I am puzzled. What could it be ?

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        • Jestine Yong

          May 19, 2016 at 1:04 pm

          Hi Dave,

          Checking DC voltage means you have to turn the set On and perform the voltage or even signal (waveform test). Having the schematic will be an added advantage for you. If behind the board have an IC then you have to know what type of IC and find out from the datasheet the input dc supply pin, output pin and etc.

          Jestine

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  18. see

    May 24, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Dear Jestine Youg

    I got KDK Ceiling Fan Circuit board M14C7 speed problem any new components can made replacement expect use the original Shizuki 2.4UF or 5.0UF or 1.8UF capacitor.Thks

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    • Jestine Yong

      May 25, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Hi See,

      If possible you need to replace with the same type with the same capacitor value.

      Jestine

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  19. Eddie

    August 4, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks You Sir!!!
    I follow your instuction to change all the five capacitors marked above,totally settle my fan remote control and fan speed problem. Nice work sir!For those who had knowledge how to test which capasitor spoild will save some money but for me i just change five of them. Only cost me less than RM20 to buy those replacement capacitor. i found it at pasar road of jalan pudu. Now my ceiling works like new. Thumbs up

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    • Jestine Yong

      August 4, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Hi Eddie,

      Congratulation!

      Jestine

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  20. Eddy

    August 5, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Dear Jestine,

    I have a Panasonic ceiling fan same model as the one your have explained. The fan was working fine and suddenly there is no response. I turn on the main switch and no response and remote switch also has no response, what is likely reason, is there a video to teach how to dismamtle the pcb board from the fan unit?

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    • Jestine Yong

      August 5, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Hi Eddy,

      Sorry i do not have the video because already returned the set to customer. In your case, the best is to check all the big capacitors. Make sure the fuse is good. Read the above post by Eddie where he replaced all the 5 capacitors and is working fine now.

      Jestine

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  21. Subra

    December 17, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Can someone help me. I have a similar board and need to replace the 2 diodes which goes by number A 618.This certainly not the diode code but the code of panansonic. Can someone tell me whether I can replace this with IN 4007 diodes.

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 19, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Hi Subra,
      What happened to the two diodes? Open circuit? If these diodes were TVS diode then it should have no reading both ways when check it with an analog meter.

      Jestine

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  22. Luqman

    February 14, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Mr. Yong,
    3'years ago i bought myself 3 units of Panasonic Bayu5 ceiling fan. They performed as expected. However, a couple of months ago, all 3 are started making this humming sound, especially the one in my bed room, which i frequently use the most
    1) how can i repair it?
    2) Should i get panasonic technician to have a look?
    3) does it have to do with any faulty to my fans or house electrical wiring

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    • Jestine Yong

      February 14, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Hi Luqman,

      Just before the fan started to work did you hear the humming sound? The humming sound only can be heard when the fan is running? Humming sound is the same in all the speed?

      Jestine

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      • Luqman

        February 19, 2017 at 8:41 am

        there's no sound before I switched it on... but once its "on", the humming sound starts at a very low sound... after a while, the sound becomes so loud... sound is the same at all speed... but if i switch it off, then turn it on back, the sound level remains...

        Not sure if there's any connection, but when i hand press the center part of the fan (the one which shows the fan logo) giving some pressure to it, the sound stops... as if theres a loose part

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        • Jestine Yong

          February 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm

          Hi Luqman,

          As what you have explained,it could have a loose parts or dry joints. If you have not deal with repair before I suggest that you get a serviceman to do it. If you think you can handle it, then open up the cover and check for any loose connection and dry joints.

          Jestine

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  23. Jon

    April 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Is there any way to bypass the entire pcb and connect the live and neutral wires directly to the black, white and red wires? I would then add an external fan speed controller attached to the wall.

    I had previously fixed the capacitor but it is getting spoilt again. I dont want this to take up anymore of my time.

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    • Jestine Yong

      April 25, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Hi Jon,

      I have not done that kind of modification before and the board is not with me thus it would be hard to give you an answer.

      Jestine

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  24. Zack

    May 22, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Hi Mr Yong,
    I have 4 units of KDK ceiling fan that I believe have the same problem. Very slow. The board also similar and very costly if I have to change all them. Can consider to buy new rather than change the board because at the same time the fan also started noisy. But, for testing, fun and hobby, I'm looking for the capacitor online and don't know type of capacitor for the fan.

    Hope you can assist to provide with details specs and name to refer if I'm searching it online.

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    • Jestine Yong

      May 23, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      Hi Zack,

      I have not repaired this brand before thus I would not know what value and type of capacitor used. Perhaps you can send the photo of the capacitor to me. Go to contact us and send an email to me and I will reply you back.

      Jestine.

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