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Default Powertech Generator Fan Motor

Last night our generator shut down due to overheating because the fan would not run. I read somewhere to take a screw driver and spin the fins to get it started. It worked and the gen ran all night without an issue. This morning the gen shut down because the fan quit. When i tried to spin/start it, it did not work this time. Anyone have any ideas? I read that it may be the capacitor but I'm not sure where to get one. It's a 370V 5uf. Also, if it will no longer spin/start is it now the motor? If so where can i get a replacement motor? Thanks everyone. Y'all are an amazing group!!
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these capacitors are cheap online, ebay, electronic supply houses etc, if you are in a hurry Heating and air conditioning repair shops will have them, if the motor is shot try Graingers, if the squirrel cage fan is defective, consider the 12 volt replacement fan modification, there are several threads describing this mod.
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I'll second what Bill said above. I bought a new start capacitor and then a motor. I sourced mine from a local HVAC distributor.
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$8 on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Be careful as that capacitor may still have a charge
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These are HVAC evaporator blowers used in many home indoor units across the country and motors and capacitors are available from most any HVAC service company.
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Do all these gen sets have both a start and run solenoid? I’m only finding a run solenoid.
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