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How to repair the fan and tips to maintain it
How to repair the fan and tips to maintain it


The fan is an important device in the home, especially in the summer, as it is used to cool and cool the air and renew the air on hot days. The types of electric fans vary; Some of them are attached to the ceiling, and some are mobile, but they may be exposed to many problems that can cause them to stop working, due to many reasons such as an engine malfunction, or the accumulation of dirt on the fan blades, and in this article we explain how to repair the fan when it stops working.


Fan repair steps

There are many reasons for the fan to stop working, and the fan can be fixed by following these steps:


1. Check the fan

The fan must be checked to ensure that its motor is working, by the following:


- Plug the fan into the electrical socket and turn it on at the highest level, and when the blades move, even slowly, this is a sign that the motor is still running.

- Turn the fan off and on again, and put the ear behind the blade case to make sure you hear the sound of the engine running. If the engine buzzes, it means that the engine is running.


2. Remove the fan

The fan can be removed by following these steps:


- Pull the power cord, to avoid accidentally turning on the fan while removing it.

- Loosen the side clips, or screws for the fan's front cover.

- Loosen the base of the blades located in the center of the fan, by turning them clockwise, then remove them.

- Remove the fan blades by unscrewing the screw or screw that attaches the blades to the fan's rear base, then remove the fan's back cover.


3. Disassemble the motor

The engine can be disassembled by following these steps:


-- Unscrew the engine case, then remove the case.


-- Remove the motor from the special mounting plate, by unscrewing the screws securing it.

-- Lubricate the pin or pin, which is the long piece of metal in the center of the fan, as the oil can drip from it over time, causing a problem that causes the fan to stop working.

-- Lubricating the sides of the main screw from the front and back, by pouring a quantity of lubricating oil in the place of the pin, and then placing a piece of cloth under the screw to avoid oil falling. It should be noted that rubber gloves should be worn; To avoid hand contamination, lubricating the screw and screw can do the trick to solve the fan stop working problem.

-- Move the screw back and forth and rotate, to ensure that the oil reaches all its parts, screws, and the area around it.



4. Engine cleaning


The engine can be cleaned by the following:


- Check the engine case, to make sure that there is no accumulation of dust, dirt, or the presence of any debris.

- Wipe the case inside and out, using a clean, soft cloth. It should be noted that water should be avoided during cleaning, as it can cause the fan to burn.

- Spray an amount of compressed air into the engine vents, to remove the accumulated dust inside, then wipe the cover with a dry cloth.

- Run the fan before assembling it, in order to ensure that the screw is spinning.

- Reassemble the fan, in the reverse order of disassembling it, then turn it back on to make sure it is working properly.


It is difficult to clean the motor, as in most fans it is not removable from its place, so the process of cleaning it is very difficult.


Fan maintenance tips

There are several tips that must be taken into account, to maintain the fan, including the following:


1 - Clean the fan on a regular basis; In order to avoid the accumulation of dirt, dust and dust that leads to fan malfunctions, the fan can be cleaned by using a damp cloth, or by using compressed air.

2 - Check the power plug, as the cause of the fan malfunction may be a faulty plug.


3 - Inspect the fan wire and make sure that there is no damage in it, and if there is damage, it must be replaced with a new one.


4 - Check the fan's thermal filament, as the engine's heat while it is running can cause the filament to melt, causing the fan to malfunction and stop working.



When should the fan be changed?

There are cases in which the electric fan in the house must be changed, and these cases include the following:


- The fan must be changed if it makes a loud and annoying sound, especially if it is an old type, as it is preferable to change it with a new fan.

- The blades can make loud noises and noises, so it is best to make sure the blades are in good condition, and replace them if possible, or buy a new fan.

- It is preferable to change the fan if it has been kept for more than 10-15 years. If the fan stops for no apparent reason, it is preferable to change it with a new one.

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