How To fix An Electric Fan
I can really feel that my electric fan has been struggling these previous few weeks but saved on ignoring it.Then, simply a few days ago, I woke up and discovered that it already had sufficient. It won’t flip and was simply stressing its “engine” 🙂 Luckily, I have been tinkering and fixing electric fans at residence since I was 13 so coping with this one wouldn’t be an issue.
Please watch the video to see exactly what’s taking place. (Apologies for the poor video quality and my horrible voice :))
As I’ve mentioned – as long because the motor nonetheless humms or you possibly can nonetheless feel that it is still making an attempt to turn the blade, then there’s nonetheless hope! The problem with the fan lies on two components – the shaft (the place the blade is attached) and the bushings. Dirt and dust accumulate on these shifting components over time leading to rust which gives your motor an extra load. Generally strands of hair also accumulate in the bushing and shaft (as within the case of my sisters’ fan) which oil is better for hair and they have identical effect as rust. In case your fan’s motor is careworn out lengthy enough – it burns out and worst case is that you simply also burn your own home 🙁
TIP: If the motor has already given up on you (no extra humming or no extra movement – NR na siya) then its already as much as the professionals to repair this. Positive you should buy a brand new motor for around 200 to 300 pesos however wiring it and having to fret in regards to the motor’s alignment is simply a lot for first timers ( consider me – I have been there). As my mom often says – its not well worth the problem.
To get access to the motor – we need to take away the blade and all the covers. (Be certain that THE FAN Will not be PLUGGED IN)
Eliminated the blade cover – see how a lot dirt is in my blade – so that’s why I’ve been having asthma assaults usually.
Remove the screws here.
And here to take away the motor’s cover.
That is why my motor’s having such a hard time – there’s mud in all places! TIP: Do not be like me – clean your fan at the very least as soon as a month by washing the blade and every thing which you could take away with soap and water. Every two month, it is advisable to take away which oil is better for hair the motor’s cowl – and brush out the mud there. Remember – an ounce of prevention is worth greater than a pound of cure!
Remove the screw which holds the oscillator (usually at the underside) – some fashions have clips as an alternative of screws.
Take away the clip near the tip of the shaft – this serves as a guide/stopper to your fan’s blade.
Remove the screws that secure your motor.
Pull it out fastidiously – be aware of the wires related to the motor as pulling out one of these wire will harm it.
The fan has one bushing in the entrance
and one on the again.. both of these must be replaced.
In this model -you just pry it out with a flat head screw driver or a long nose pliers. Some models have clips that you just need to drag out.
This is what inside – the bushing, the foam pad and the lock/cowl (you will purchase a new set for around 25 pesos)
This is the fan’s motor shaft – you have to have simply the shaft replaced – the shop where you will buy your elements will put in the new one – be sure to carry this with you. Save the spacers since you will need it when you set it back in. you would also change this with new ones – simply make sure you have got the same peak.
The brand new set and the outdated one.
Placing again the bushings may be a bit tough and need’s endurance. I broke the cover the first time I did this – its an excellent thing they’re low-cost. Place the foam and the bushing the place it belongs and place the cowl on top. Push in the cover rigorously utilizing your screwdriver – you’ll find yourself with one side in and the other aspect nonetheless out – flippantly faucet it in utilizing a small hammer (its a tight fit) and once it locks – your carried out! (the same for the bushing at the again)
See that the previous shaft is already damaged and rusted.
Put it again collectively – be sure to examine if the shaft is rotating freely before you place back the cowl. What I do is to attach the blade and see if the fan works at all. If the blade just isn’t turning freely – your alignment is off – you need to move the bushing a bit to align the shaft correctly.
After the whole lot checks out – put the fan back together.
Everythings now clean and it seems to be great!
Yes! You may Repair YOUR FAN!