How To repair An Electric Fan
I can really feel that my electric fan has been struggling these previous few weeks however kept on ignoring it.Then, just a few days in the past, I woke up and came upon that it already had enough. It will not 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 coping with this one would not be a problem.
Please watch the video to see exactly what’s taking place. (Apologies for the poor video high quality and my horrible voice :))
As I’ve talked about – as long as the motor nonetheless humms wigs styles or you can still really feel that it is nonetheless trying to show the blade, then there’s still hope! The problem 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 additional load. Typically strands of hair additionally accumulate within the bushing and shaft (as within the case of my sisters’ fan) and they’ve identical effect as rust. If your fan’s motor is pressured out long sufficient – 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 movement – NR na siya) then its already as much as the professionals to repair this. Certain you should purchase a new motor for round 200 to 300 pesos but wiring it and having to worry about the motor’s alignment is just a lot for first timers ( imagine me – I’ve been there). As my mother often says – its not well worth the problem.
To get entry to the motor – we should remove the blade and all the covers. (Ensure THE FAN Is just not PLUGGED IN)
Removed the blade cover – see how much dirt is in my blade – so that’s why I’ve been having asthma assaults typically.
Take away the screws right here.
And right here to take away the motor’s cowl.
This is the reason my motor’s having such a tough time – there’s mud in every single place! TIP: Don’t be like me – clean your fan a minimum of as soon as a month by washing the blade and every thing you can remove with soap and water. Every two month, it is advisable to remove the motor’s cover – and brush out the dust there. Remember – an ounce of prevention is value more than a pound of cure!
Remove the screw which holds the oscillator (usually at the bottom) – some fashions have clips instead of screws.
Take away the clip close to the end of the shaft – this serves as a guide/stopper in your fan’s blade.
Remove the screws that safe 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 within the entrance
and one on the back.. each of these would have to be changed.
On this mannequin -you simply pry it out with a flat head screw driver or an extended nose pliers. Some fashions have clips that you just want to tug out.
Here’s what inside – the bushing, the foam pad and the lock/cover (you will purchase a new set for around 25 pesos)
That is the fan’s motor shaft – it’s essential have simply the shaft replaced – the shop the place you’ll buy your elements will put in the new one – ensure you bring this with you. Save the spacers since you have to it when you put it back in. you can additionally replace this with new ones – simply be sure you may have the identical peak.
The new set and the outdated one.
Placing again the bushings may be a bit difficult and need’s endurance. I broke the cover the primary time I did this – its a superb factor they’re low cost. Place the foam and the bushing where it belongs and place the cover on prime. Push within the cowl fastidiously using your screwdriver – you’ll end up with one aspect in and the opposite side nonetheless out – calmly tap it in using a small hammer (its a tight match) and as soon as it locks – your done! (the identical for the bushing on the back)
See that the old shaft is already broken and rusted.
Put it back collectively – be sure to check if the shaft is rotating freely before you place again the cowl. 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 need to maneuver the bushing a bit to align the shaft correctly.
After all the pieces checks out – put the fan back collectively.
Everythings now clear and it seems to be nice!
Yes! You possibly can Fix YOUR FAN!