About 9 years ago, I installed 3 Panasonic FM14C5 ceiling fans in my house, 2 of them went faulty 4 years ago and I replaced them with Alpha VS-5.
Recently, my last Panasonic FM14C5 ceiling fan also facing the same motor control circuit faulty problem, and I've replaced it with Reno 699, also manufactured by Alpha Electric Co.
This Alpha Reno 699 ceiling fan only cost me RM160. It has 5 ABS blades (56" each) which are light and anti-rusting.
This is a remote control fan with basic function of 3 speeds selection and timer of 1hr, 3hr or 6hr.
Now I have more confident in Alpha brand ceiling fan than Panasonic or KDK.