How To fix An Electric Fan
I can feel that my electric fan has been struggling these previous few weeks but stored on ignoring it.Then, just a few days ago, I woke up and came upon that it already had enough. It won’t turn and was simply stressing its “engine” 🙂 Fortunately, I’ve been tinkering and fixing electric fans at home since I was thirteen so dealing with this one would not be a problem.
Please watch the video to see precisely what’s happening. (Apologies for the poor video quality and my horrible voice :))
As I’ve talked about – as lengthy as the motor still humms or you possibly can nonetheless feel that it is still trying to show the blade, then there’s still hope! The issue with the fan lies on two components – the shaft (where the blade is attached) and the bushings. Dirt and mud accumulate on these shifting components over time leading to rust which provides your motor an additional load. Generally strands of hair additionally accumulate within the bushing and shaft (as within orphan black wigs the case of my sisters’ fan) and they have identical effect as rust. If your fan’s motor is burdened out long sufficient – it burns out and worst case is that you just additionally burn your own home 🙁
TIP: If the motor has already given up on you (no more humming or no more motion – NR na siya) then its already up to the professionals to fix this. Sure you should buy a new motor for around 200 to 300 pesos but wiring it and having to worry concerning the motor’s alignment is just an excessive amount of for first timers ( believe me – I’ve been there). As my mom normally says – its not worth the problem.
To get entry to the motor – we should take away the blade and all of the covers. (Ensure that THE FAN Just isn’t PLUGGED IN)
Eliminated the blade cowl – see how a lot dirt is in my blade – so that is why I’ve been having asthma assaults often.
Remove the screws here.
And here to take away the motor’s cowl.
For this reason my motor’s having such a tough time – there’s mud in all places! TIP: Don’t be like me – clean your fan at the very least once a month by washing the blade and every thing you can take away with cleaning soap and water. Every two month, it is advisable to remove the motor’s cowl – and brush out the mud there. Remember – an ounce of prevention is price more than a pound of cure!
Take away the screw which holds the oscillator (normally at the bottom) – some models have clips as a substitute of screws.
Remove the clip near the tip of the shaft – this serves as a information/stopper in your fan’s blade.
Remove the screws that secure your motor.
Pull it out fastidiously – be conscious of the wires related to the motor as pulling out one of those wire will injury it.
The fan has one bushing in the front
and one at the again.. both of these would have to be changed.
On this model -you simply pry it out with a flat head screw driver or an extended nostril pliers. Some fashions have clips that you just want to drag out.
Here is what inside – the bushing, the foam pad and the lock/cowl (you will purchase a new set for round 25 pesos)
That is the fan’s motor shaft – it’s essential to have simply the shaft changed – the store the place you will purchase your parts will put in the brand new one – be sure you bring this with you. Save the spacers since you have to it when you set it again in. you could possibly also change this with new ones – just make sure you have the identical height.
The new set and the old one.
Putting again the bushings could also be a bit tricky and need’s patience. I broke the cover the first time I did this – its a good factor they are low-cost. Place the foam and the bushing the place it belongs and place the cover on prime. Push in the cover carefully using your screwdriver – you’ll end up with one aspect in and the other side still out – lightly faucet it in using a small hammer (its a tight match) and once it locks – your accomplished! (the identical for the bushing at the back)
See that the previous shaft is already broken and rusted.
Put it back together – make sure you check if the shaft is rotating freely earlier than you set again the cover. What I do is to attach the blade and see if the fan works at all. If the blade is not turning freely – your alignment is off – you want to move the bushing a bit to align the shaft properly.
After every little thing checks out – put the fan back together.
Everythings now clean and it appears to be like great!
Sure! You can Repair YOUR FAN!