replying to TomR, Jimelectr wrote:
Or order from Digi-Key, Mouser, Newark, Allied, etc., the electronics
distributors. I just bought one for about a dollar after my ceiling fan quit.
Sure enough, the capacitor looked about like yours, burned and melted. It said
4 uF and 300 VAC on it, so I got a similar film type cap. We'll see how it goes.