Ceiling fan repair is often considered a professional job. While it might be true most of the times, some problems that cause your ceiling fan to malfunction can actually be repaired without professional help. With such simple tools as screwdriver, you are often able to repair the fan with no trouble. If your ceiling fan seems to be problematic, the following are some troubleshooting tips to repair your malfunctioning fan. Check some of the components below:
If the fan is turned off and you cannot turn it on after turning its switch, you can check its power. Be sure that you turn off the power before working with electricity to avoid danger. A voltage tester can be a handy tool to determine whether there is problem with the power. Parts that you should check include the power switch, wires, and circuit breaker. Check each of those parts and find out which one of them needs replacing.
This is necessary if your ceiling fan is noisy. If you hear humming sound coming out from the fan when you turn it on, there might be problem with its control. Replacing the control with an anti-hum replacement is a fairly easy job. As long as you choose a replacement with the right amperage, there should be no problem that you have to encounter when replacing the control.
You should do this if your ceiling fan appears unstable or if it wobbles. Don’t leave this problem untreated for too long because the wobbling may cause more serious damage and may even cause the fan to fall. If your fan appears to be unstable, you should check the electrical box to which it is attached. If the box is not fan-rated, you may want to replace it. Although regular box can be used to accommodate a ceiling fan, it is not powerful enough to bear the weight and the constant movement of the fan.
A flywheel transfers the rotational movement from the motor to the blades. If your fan hums but the blades don’t rotate, the fan’s flywheel might have been worn out or damaged. Finding flywheel replacement and installing it on your fan is a relatively straightforward job that you can do on your own.
If none of the aforementioned tips works, you may need to call a pro. A professional repairer can perform necessary appliance repair job effectively with reasonable fee.