How To repair An Electric Fan
I can feel that my electric fan has been struggling these past few weeks however kept on ignoring it.Then, simply a couple of days ago, I woke up and found out that it already had enough. It won’t flip and was just stressing its “engine” 🙂 Luckily, I have been tinkering and fixing electric followers at residence since I used to be 13 so coping with this one wouldn’t be an issue.
Please watch the video to see exactly what’s occurring. (Apologies for the poor video quality and my horrible voice :))
As I’ve mentioned – as long because the motor nonetheless humms or you’ll be able to still really feel that it is nonetheless making an attempt 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 transferring elements over time resulting in rust which supplies your motor an extra load. Sometimes strands of hair additionally accumulate within the bushing and shaft (as in the case of my sisters’ fan) and they have identical effect as rust. If your fan’s motor is confused out lengthy sufficient – it burns out and worst case is that you also burn your house 🙁
TIP: If the motor has already given up on you (no extra humming or no extra movement – NR na siya) then its already up to the professionals to fix this. Sure you should buy a brand new motor for round 200 to 300 pesos however wiring it and having to worry in regards to the motor’s alignment is simply too much for first timers ( imagine me – I have been there). As my mom often says – its not worth the problem.
To get access to the motor – we have to remove the blade and all the covers. (Make sure THE FAN Shouldn’t be PLUGGED IN)
Removed the blade cover – see how much dirt is in my blade – so that’s why I’ve been having asthma attacks often.
Remove the screws right here.
And right here to remove the motor’s cover.
That is why my motor’s having such a tough time – there’s mud all over the place! TIP: Don’t be like me – clean your fan at the very least once a month by washing the blade and everything you can remove with cleaning 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 price more than a pound of cure!
Remove the screw which holds the oscillator (normally 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 information/stopper for your fan’s blade.
Remove the screws that safe your motor.
Pull it out carefully – be mindful of the wires related to the motor as pulling out one of these wire will harm it.
The fan has one bushing in the front
and one at the back.. both of those would have to be changed.
On this model -you simply pry it out with a flat head screw driver or a long nose pliers. Some models have clips that you need to tug out.
This is what inside – the bushing, the foam pad and the lock/cover (you will buy a new set for around 25 pesos)
That is the fan’s motor shaft – it is advisable to have simply the shaft replaced – the shop where you’ll buy your parts will put in the new one – ensure you deliver this with you. Save the spacers since you will want it when you put it back in. you would also replace this with new ones – just make sure you’ve the same top.
The brand new set and the previous one.
Placing back the bushings may be a bit difficult and need’s patience. I broke the cover the first time I did this – its a very good thing they’re cheap. Place the foam and the bushing where it belongs and place the cowl on top. Push within the cover rigorously using your screwdriver – you will end up with one side in and the other aspect still out – flippantly tap it in utilizing a small hammer (its a tight fit) and as soon as it locks – your finished! (the same for the bushing on the back)
See that the old shaft is already damaged and rusted.
Put it back together – be sure to test if the shaft is rotating freely earlier than you set back 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 properly.
After everything checks out – put the fan again together.
Everythings now clear and it seems to be nice!
Sure! You how do they put in hair extensions can Repair YOUR FAN!