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DIY centrifugal fan, need electrical help

Black Lab

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Hi everybody. I've built this squirrel cage fan using a motor from a Vick's Starry Night humidifier. It's been so long since I gutted it I can not remember how the motor was wired and can't get the stock speed control to work. I'm testing the fan on straight 110v and it works great but I get a wisp of smoke when I cut it off. At this point I'm going to try a vari-speed solid state fan controller, I'm not sure if this needs any kind of resistors or something. Hoping someone is familiar with these small motors because there is no info on it at all and I don't want to burn the house down. Any suggestions as to where to go from here would be great. :thumb:

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