The most common appliance in any Indian household is the ceiling fan. A must-have, and needed in all-weather conditions, especially during Indian summer. Like with all appliances, there is always wear and tear. Daily maintenance, repairs, parts replacement, or even complete replacements may occur. Would it not be great if all appliances once installed continue to perform as intended to, without any break-down…. Wishful Thinking!
So, your Ceiling fan stopped working or isn’t working the way it is supposed to. There could be multiple reasons. To do the main level troubleshooting and possibly a DIY (Do It Yourself) fix, let us initially acquaint ourselves with the significant pieces of a roof fan. The core of the roof fan is its engine from where its cutting edges turn. The following part and the most significant one is its capacitor. It is associated with the engine to give the underlying torque. You at that point have the edges which are the most obvious pieces of the roof fan. Lastly, you have the down rod which interfaces the primary body of the fan and to the roof snare.
Let us look at the most common issues and what one can do to resolve them.
- The fan does not rotate
Eliminate power supply issues. First, check if the circuit breaker is on and that it is receiving electrical power. Reset it by switching it off and on. Switch on the fan again. If it still does not start, use a voltage tester and confirm power supply is reaching the fan motor. If that is an issue, check for faulty switch or regulator which can be replaced.
If all is working and the issue persists, more than often, the capacitor needs replacing. If this does not start the fan, the winding and motor are most likely to have problems. They either need to be repaired or replaced.
- Makes more noise than normal or is wobbly when in use.
First, ensure that the canopy isn’t touching the fan motor housing. Fasten the blade screw if loose. A smart thought is dusting the blade surface, especially on the top. Rebalance the fan blade if required. You may need to replace one or all the blades if there should arise a case of damage. In the event that none of these have helped in disposing of the additional commotion or the wobble, it is most likely the direction that have exhausted and they should be lubricated or replaced.
- Speed issues.
Once you have eliminated that the issue is not with the regulator by checking manually, it is likely that the capacitor needs to be replaced. Purchase the similar kind and replace it by disconnecting the old one and reconnecting the new one. This is simple and even a layperson can manage this.
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