I have what looks like a pretty high-end ceiling fan (cut glass bowls for the motor cover and light cover, solid brass on the pipes and estcutcheon, etc.), that, when I apply power to the fan, just hums at me, no rotation, any speed, any direction.

Oddly, when I touch my finger to the blades, they spin freely. So, I know it's not a bound-up armature.

I removed the blades, dismounted it , and took it to the bench. On the bench the fan side pulls some power (less than an amp), hums, and slowly warms up.

Im stumped. Any ideas? Is it worth trying to fix?

(P.S. Absolutely no markings at all. Big Box stuff, I'm sure.)

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