Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hot day back home!

There's not much to report around here today except it is hot hot hot.  Well at least for Kansas it seems hot.  We had 95 on the weather station here at our house, and the wind came from the South at about 20 mph.

We hid inside the air conditioned house and did as little as possible, but I had to go out in the afternoon and ride the motorscooter over to a store.  On the way back, the temperature gage on the dash read 103 at one point during the ride.  It didn't take me too long to realize I needed to be back inside the A/C again!

So our day was spent messing on the computer looking for ceiling fan capacitors for our Harbor Breeze fan that we bought two years ago at Lowes.  When I was over at the store asking for the part, they just looked at me like I was nuts.

I explained that the motor just hummed and the fan did not start, and that usually means the capacitor is burned out.  They indicated it was time to throw away the fan.

The little capacitor is under $10 if I can find one.  I did find some on the internet, but I was hoping to find one locally.  But it will not be an exact replacement from Lowes, because nobody there had any idea what I was talking about.

I left an eMail on their website to see if someone from the home office can respond with information about the Harbor Breeze product they sell and replacement parts.  I'm sure it is a Chinese product that they purchase cheaply, and is only available thru their stores

As usual when I get on this dog gone computer, time just slips away and I have nothing to show for it.  Well save for a few comments that I lovingly placed on other folks blogs, anyway!

Retired Rod


  1. I agree - it sure is easy to get wrapped up in all these blogs! :) It takes time each day to keep up on everybody's life!!

    Good luck finding a replacement part for your fan - I probably would have been one of those people who would have just replaced it with a new one automatically.

  2. Is everything in this society, a throw away, I just got a letter from Direct TV that they were giving us an upgrade on our recievers because we have had them so long, when I asked the guy if I had to send the old ones back when I got the new ones, he said no just throw them out. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  3. Finding replacement parts for small appliances is almost impossible it seems. I guess that's why these items are usually priced so low. It used to be on "bic pens" were throw away, now everything is.

  4. We are a disposable society!! Sad isn't it??? I also have a problem with not being able to buy just one of something but you have to buy 6 or 12. There are times I want to buy 1 pen and the package has 4 in it. Oh well...it is what it is.
    Good luck with that fan. Hope you can find the part and get it running.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)


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