How To repair An Electric Fan
I can feel that my electric fan has been struggling these past few weeks however stored on ignoring it.Then, simply a couple of days ago, I woke up and came upon that it already had sufficient. It won’t turn and was just stressing its “engine” 🙂 Fortuitously, I’ve been tinkering and fixing electric followers at home since I used to be thirteen so dealing with this one would not be a problem.
Please watch the video to see precisely what’s occurring. (Apologies for the poor video high quality and my horrible voice :))
As I’ve mentioned – as long as the motor nonetheless humms or you can still really feel that it is nonetheless trying to show the blade, then there’s still hope! The issue with the fan lies on two parts – the shaft (the place the blade is connected) and the bushings. Dirt and mud accumulate on these moving elements over time resulting in rust which provides your motor an extra load. Typically strands of hair additionally accumulate within the bushing and shaft (as in the case of my sisters’ fan) and they’ve identical effect as rust. In case your fan’s motor is pressured out long enough – it burns out and worst case is that you just also burn your 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 brand new motor for around 200 to 300 pesos however wiring it and having to fret concerning the motor’s alignment is just an excessive amount of for first timers ( consider me – I’ve been there). As my mother normally says – its not worth the trouble.
To get access to the motor – we need to take away the blade and all the covers. (Be certain THE FAN Is not PLUGGED IN)
Removed the blade cover – see how much dirt is in my blade – so that is why I’ve been having asthma attacks often.
Take away the screws here.
And here to remove the motor’s cover.
For this reason my motor’s having such a hard time – there’s dust in every single place! TIP: Don’t be like me – clear your fan not less than once a month by washing the blade and every little thing that you may remove with cleaning soap and water. Each two month, it’s advisable to remove the motor’s cowl – and brush out the dust there. Remember – an ounce of prevention is price greater than a pound of cure!
Take away the screw which holds the oscillator (normally at the underside) – some fashions have clips as an alternative of screws.
Remove the clip close to the tip of the shaft – this serves as a guide/stopper for your fan’s blade.
Take away the screws that secure your motor.
Pull it out carefully – be mindful of the wires linked to the motor as pulling out one of these wire will harm it.
The fan has one bushing in the entrance
and one at the again.. both of those would have to be replaced.
In this mannequin -you just pry it out with a flat head screw driver or a long nostril pliers. Some fashions have clips that you want to tug out.
Here’s what inside – the bushing, the foam pad and the lock/cover (you will purchase a new set for round 25 pesos)
This is the fan’s motor shaft – you’ll want to have just the shaft replaced – the shop the place you will buy your elements will put in the new one – make sure you deliver this with you. Save the spacers since you have to it when you place it back in. you can additionally replace this with new ones – just be sure you may have the identical peak.
The new set and the old one.
Putting wig for kid back the bushings could also be a bit tough and want’s patience. I broke the cowl the first time I did this – its a good thing they are cheap. Place the foam and the bushing where it belongs and place the cover on prime. Push within the cowl fastidiously using your screwdriver – you will find yourself with one side in and the other facet still out – frivolously faucet it in utilizing a small hammer (its a tight fit) and once it locks – your done! (the same for the bushing at the back)
See that the previous shaft is already damaged and rusted.
Put it again together – be sure you test if the shaft is rotating freely earlier than you set back the cover. What I do is to attach the blade and see if the fan works in any respect. If the blade is just not turning freely – your alignment is off – you want to move the bushing a bit to align the shaft properly.
After every thing checks out – put the fan again together.
Everythings now clear and it seems nice!
Sure! You may Fix YOUR FAN!