Common Ceiling Fan Problems

If you’ve run into some common ceiling fan problems, you may need a fix fast if you’re going to keep a comfortable temperature in your home. These issues can be frustrating because they usually happen when we least expect it. No one wants to waste hours of their time struggling to fix a finicky ceiling fan. This guide will help you get started troubleshooting some of these routine problems. If you feel like you need more help after this, consider hiring the professionals at Harbor Breeze ceiling fan.

When the ceiling fan won’t turn on:

One of the most common ceiling fan problems is when the fan just won’t turn on. Sometimes this occurs because the chain has broken off of the side of the fan. Other times, the wall switch has shorted out and will no longer activate the fan. There may be a motor broken within the fan that keeps it from turning on. It may be difficult to diagnose the problem at first, so try to follow these simple guidelines.

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  • Check the batteries if you have a remote control to your fan
  • Tug on the fans cord to see if it pulls differently than usual
  • Test all the switches to see if one has shorted out
  • Listen to the fan’s motor for any sounds that seem like it is struggling

If any of these issues seem likely to you, it may narrow down the steps that you need to take. Depending on your skill level, you may want to try to repair these issues on your own.

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When the fan’s blades become warped:

Another common problem that may come up with ceiling fans is that the blades that spin may become warped due to age or humidity. This will prevent the fan from generating air flow throughout your room. The cost of this repair will largely depend on how much you’re willing to invest to get good replacement blades. If you spend a little more money, you may be able to get blades that are longer lasting for your fan. These blades may also be more efficient and help you cool down your room faster. Measure ahead of time to make sure you’re getting the appropriate length for your replacement blades. When you’ve bought the fan blades that you need, simply unscrew the old ones and fit the new ones in their place

If any of these common ceiling fan problems seem overwhelming to you, don’t hesitate to call a repair team for the job. This is especially true when it comes to electrical issues that might be affecting your fan’s motion. Many times it can be cheaper to simply hire a good team in the first place. If you struggle with the repairs it may cause further damage to your fan.